An interesting veteran may soon become available as ESPN reported Tuesday that Tampa Bay linebacker Devin White has requested a trade.
Bucs’ Pro Bowl LB Devin White has in fact requested a trade, as @JennaLaineESPN reported. Bucs do not want to trade him, but he wants to be traded as he is coming up on his fifth-year option.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 11, 2023
It has been reported that the reason why White wants to be dealt is because he and the team are far apart on a contract extension. That would mean White, who turned 25 in February, will want a new deal from his new team. He can be a free agent next year.
So, any team that wants to trade for White would have to give up draft compensation (probably in the second or third-round range) and be prepared to give him a new contract.
That, of course, leads us to the Las Vegas Raiders. They can use help at linebacker and it is not considered a strong draft at the position.
White is productive. He had 124 tackles and 5.5 sacks last season. In 2020, he had a career-high 140 tackles and nine sacks. The Raiders’ previous regime selected defensive end Clelin Ferrell at No. 4 one pick ahead of when Tampa Bay took White in the 2019 draft. Ferrell has been a backup for most of his career and is now with San Francisco.
Tampa Bay's dwindling QB pressure:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 11, 2023
2020 - 37.9%, #4
2021 - 36.2%, #5
2022 - 31.3%, #24
2020 - 261, #1
2021 - 278, #1
2022 - 200, #20
last year Devin White led TB in hit rate, total hits and was #3 in total pressureshttps://t.co/rKq8wK0zlp
What do you think? Should the Raiders have interest in trading for White considering the trade and salary costs?
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