Buccaneers Guard Restructures Contract To Save Cap Space

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the best teams in the NFL over the past three seasons, and with Tom Brady back and the talent on the outside, that should again remain the same, especially after today, when Shaq Mason, a fantastic guard restructured his contract to save the franchise $6 million ahead of the 2022/23 NFL season. The former Patriot played with Tom Brady to begin his career, and after being traded to Tampa Bay to be reunited with TB12, he's clearly buying into the teams chances of a Super Bowl in 2022/23.

Mason was owed $7.4 million this year and $8.5 in 2023 to finish up the 5-year deal he signed with New England, but the restructuring of the contract will allow Tampa Bay to be under the salary cap as this season begins, and may give them flexibility heading forward that could be a game changer for this organization. 

The team has dealt with a lot of injury issues this off-season, and with star wide receiver Chris Godwin making good strides in his recovery from injury, this move by Mason shows that the team really is all invested and in the same mindset as they seek their second Lombardi in the Tom Brady era.

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