Bucs DE Ndamukong Suh on His Future: “My Goal Is To Come Back”

Ndamukong Suh with Miami Dolphins in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they can repeat as Super Bowl champions in 2021, and defensive end Ndamukong Suh wants to be part of that ride.

In a recent chat with Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Suh, who is a free agent in March, said that his plan for the future is being in Tampa Bay in 2021.

“My goal is to come back and have an opportunity to go win another championship,” said Suh while hinting that Bucs general manager Jason Licht and head coach Bruce Arians feel the same way about this.

Suh added that he believes he still has much football left in him and doesn’t think about retirement.

“And I honestly believe I have a lot of elite, great talent left in me to play,” he continued. “I’m not ready to hang them up yet.”

In order to be back with the Bucs, Suh will most likely have to take a pay cut from his $8 million salary in 2020. Tampa Bay will only have 31 players under contract in March and have a number of other key players they need to keep, including Pro Bowl linebacker Shaq Barrett, wideout Chris Godwin, and tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Suh had a solid campaign in 2020, totaling six sacks, 44 tackles, and 19 QB hits in the regular season. He was also productive in the postseason, having 1.5 sacks and two tackles in the Super Bowl win over the Kansas City Chiefs.