Mark Barron’s Contract: What It Might Look Like
Former Alabama safety Mark Barron, the Bucs first round pick and the eighth overall selection in the draft, has yet to sign a contract with the team.
He’s said it shouldn’t be a problem and it shouldn’t. Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Bucs have a pool of $33.9 million to pay their draft picks. There is $14.812 left, and Barron will likely get most if not all of that.
For a measuring stick, the Carolina Panthers struck a four-year deal with an additional team option year with linebacker Luke Kuechly, the ninth overall pick.
Kuechly’s deal is worth up to $12.578 million. The average annual base is $3.144 and he received a $7.588 million signing bonus.
Barron can expect his contract will be slightly higher.
Barron has been outstanding in this week’s mini-camp and picked off a Josh Freeman pass attempt during Wednesday’s second day of workouts.
Thursday is the final day of this camp and the team will break for the summer until the opening of training camp on July 28.