David has been consistent and productive over his first three seasons with the team. He contributed to a career-high 146 tackles last year, though his sack total shrunk from seven in 2014 to one and he intercepted no passes after picking off five a season earlier.
David is coming off his third straight 100-plus tackle season. He contributed to a career-high 146 tackles last year despite being limited to 14 games.
David said he'll start to focus on the contract once the team and David's agent start discussing an extension.
During his three seasons with the Buccaneers, David has established himself as one of the premiere linebackers in the NFL. During the 2014 season, David produced 146 tackles and one sack in 14 games.
“He can do it all,” coach Lovie Smith said of David. “I get a chance to see him up close and personal. I’ve seen the linebackers that go to the Pro Bowl, I’ve had a chance to coach them, I know what they look like and that is definitely the case with him.”
David, who also had four forced fumbles and a sack, missed two games with a concussion. If he plays a full season in 2015, David should make next year's Pro Bowl.
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||139||112.0||27||2||1||27||27.0||27||0||4|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||145||107.0||38||7||5||87||17.4||32||0||10|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||146||101.0||45||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||4||0||1||0||1||0|
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