Jordan Whitehead reunites with Buccaneers on 2-year, $9 million contract

Safety The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were Jordan Whitehead's first three NFL teams. Whitehead returned to the Buccaneers after two years with the Jets.

Whitehead inked a two-year, $9 million contract with Tampa Bay, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The agreement is worth up to $10.5 million.

After setting career-highs, Whitehead had his greatest season in the league. He made career highs with 97 tackles, nine passes defended, and four interceptions. Whitehead has 478 tackles, 42 passes defended, and four interceptions in 93 league games.

Tampa Bay franchised safety Antoine Winfield Jr. After Whitehead returned, the Buccaneers got their secondary back. Whitehead's addition could boost the Bucs' pass defense. 

Tampa's pass defense allowed 248.9 yards per game in 2023, ranking 29th. The Buccaneers spent the offseason retaining their own. 

They re-signed Baker Mayfield, Mike Evans, and Lavonte David. Although $9 million isn't a big deal, Tampa Bay moved outside the franchise to maximize talent.

Jordan Whitehead understands Buccaneer success. His debut Super Bowl win was with the franchise. 

 Now back for round two, Tampa hopes Whitehead's return provides the defense another lockdown option and maintains them atop the NFC South.

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