Based on NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo, Bucs RG Alex Cappa is main the best way in performance-based pay for NFL gamers this previous season, practically matching his base wage with the additional compensation.
Cappa began all 16 video games of the Bucs 11-5 common season, locking down the best guard spot throughout from star left guard Ali Marpet. The Bucs former third spherical decide was one of many extra underrated gamers within the NFL, taking part in each offensive snap for the workforce in the course of the 2021 common season. Cappa confirmed crucial progress as a run blocker, however most significantly was wonderful in go safety, surrendering 29 pressures whereas giving up zero sacks.
Sadly for Cappa, he was injured about midway by way of the Bucs Wild Card playoff sport towards Washington in early January, breaking his ankle. With their proper guard sidelined, Tampa Bay turned to profession reserve Aaron Stinnie, who held his personal by way of three playoff video games on the best way to a Tremendous Bowl title. Stinnie returns to the Bucs this season on a one-year deal, giving them some much-needed depth behind Marpet and Cappa.
Cappa is at the moment slated to make $2.1 million this season in a contract yr. If the Bucs fourth-year guard can put collectively one other fantastic marketing campaign, he’ll seemingly set himself as much as be one of many high offensive linemen in the marketplace in free company in 2022.