Back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Newsfeed

Keeping Shaq Barrett will be pricey, but Bucs can't afford to let him go

TAMPA, Fla. -- The latest praise bestowed upon Shaquil Barrett came from Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians after the outside linebacker had two sacks Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars to raise his league-leading total to 14.5.

Arians said Monday he’d be “shocked” if Barrett didn’t surpass Hall of Famer Warren Sapp’s single-season franchise record of 16.5 sacks.

"I don’t think it’s stopping anytime soon,” said Arians, who’s seen Barrett go from an unproven rotational player who never eclipsed 5.5 sacks with the Denver Broncos to one of the NFL’s best pass-rushers with the Buccaneers.