Jameid Winston’s agent has offered an explanation for Winston’s impending contract extension that will save him $2 million a year and reduce the amount of money he must pay to the Buccaneers.
Quarterback Jamees Winston’s first-year deal with the Buccaneers expires in 2020, and the team will be forced to pay Winston a base salary of $5.3 million in 2021, $5 million in 2022, $3 million a season in 2023 and $3.4 million in 2024.
He is also guaranteed $10.4 of every $9.1 he earns in 2018.
The Bucs signed Winston in 2015 to a three-year, $35 million deal.
He won a Super Bowl with the Bucs last season, leading the NFL with 24 touchdown passes.
He also rushed for more than 1,500 yards and rushed for at least 1,000 yards in six of his last eight seasons.
The Bucs also have signed veteran running back Doug Martin to a four-year contract extension.
The Buccaneers have a $9 million cap hit for the 2021 season and $7.5 million for the 2022 season, and Winston is not eligible for a new contract until after 2019.