Buccaneers, Donovan Smith Agree to 4-Year Contract

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donovan Smith (76) in 2017. Photo by Del Mecum/Csm/REX/Shutterstock (9027748z)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have locked up their solid left tackle for the next four seasons.

Donovan Smith has agreed to a four-year deal worth $41.25 million to keep him with the Bucs for the next several seasons.

Smith, who Tampa Bay drafted in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, has become a stalwart in the Buccaneers’ offensive line since he was drafted.

The 6 foot 6, 335 pound behemoth has been a consistent starter for the Buccaneers, and has been the primary piece of the offensive line tasked with protecting quarterback Jameis Winston’s blind side.

By locking up Smith, Tampa doesn’t have to worry about finding a left tackle to fill this part of the line in what will almost certainly be a limited market.

Smith, who played college football with the Penn State Nittany Lions, was named an all-rookie selection in 2015 and has been a consistent performer for the NFC South team.

$27 million dollars of the deal for Smith is guaranteed money. Smith earned only $6 million in his four-year rookie contract with the team.

Smith is expected to continue as Tampa’s starting left tackle.