Ndamukong Suh Wants to Help Tampa Bay Get “Over the Top”

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

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh recently decided to ink a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joining the fourth team in his NFL career. The interesting thing about Suh’s decision is that he didn’t even work for the team or visited the Bucs before signing a contract.

Still, this fact didn’t affect Suh’s excitement about his new team as he already had chats with Buccaneers’ coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. The duo made a convincing pitch about Tampa Bay’s future and had five-times Pro Bowler wishing to play a big part in the project and help the team to get “over the top.”

“I’m very excited,”- said Suh according to NFL Network. “I actually had the opportunity to talk very deeply with (defensive coordinator) Todd Bowles as well as Bruce Arians, two elite coaches that I’ve had great interactions with in years past. I like being part of things you can build and be able to put them over the top. Hopefully my talent, as well as all the other guys — former Nebraskans, Lavonte David — we can play together and change the game there, and get us to a winning situation.”

Ndamukong Suh spent the 2018 NFL season with the Los Angeles Rams, contributing with 59 tackles and 4.5 sacks, while helping the team to reach the Super Bowl. Rams decided against resigning Suh after the end of the season, as they couldn’t fulfill the 32-year-old’s financial requests.

Suh, who was the second overall pick in 2010, also had stints with Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins.