Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep Ryan Succop on 3-year, $12M deal, agent says

TAMPA, Fla. -- After one of the most accurate seasons in team history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and kicker Ryan Succop have agreed to terms on a new three-year contract worth $12 million, his agent, Joel Turner, told ESPN on Wednesday.

The deal includes $6.25 million guaranteed, Turner said. Succop's 2021 salary cap number is expected to be $2.8 million.

"On behalf of Ryan Succop and his family, we just want to thank the Glazer family, Jason Licht and the administration staff, Coach Arians and the coaching staff for their commitment to wanting to win another title, or more, and for wanting Ryan there to be a part of it," Turner told ESPN.

Succop brought rare stability to the Bucs' kicking position in 2020 after signing a one-year deal worth $1.05 million. He made 90.3% of his field goals in the 2020 regular-season -- second-best in franchise history -- and 91.2% of his extra point attempts. He went 9-for-9 on field goals and missed only one PAT in the postseason.

By comparison, the Bucs' 78.2% field goal average is the lowest in the NFL since 2001, while their 96.2% PATs is 29th in the NFL. The last time the Bucs had a kicker start in back-to-back seasons was in 2010-2012 with Connor Barth, according to ESPN Statistics & Information research. They used a different kicker in their season opener every year since.

In addition to signing Succop, the Bucs also re-signed backup offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie, who was set to become a restricted free agent, to a one-year deal, adding depth to an offensive line set to return all five starters in 2021.

Stinnie stepped in for right guard Alex Cappa, who was lost for the season, starting three postseason games. He allowed one sack in nine total games this season -- in the NFC Championship.