Succop re-signed Wednesday with the Buccaneers on a three-year, $12 million contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Succop's deal includes $6.25 million in total guarantees. Bringing the veteran kicker back is Tampa Bay's latest attempt to maintain roster continuity coming off the organization's second Super Bowl title. He converted 28 of 31 field-goal tries and 52 of 57 extra-point attempts in 2020. As the kicker of an offense led by Tom Brady, Succop should be a serviceable option heading into the upcoming season.
Succop made his only field-goal attempt -- from 52 yards -- and drilled all four extra-point tries during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday. The veteran kicker put a fitting bow on a stellar season with his unblemished effort in Sunday's win. Succop just missed establishing a new career-best field-goal conversion rate with a 90.3 percent tally (28-for-31) during the regular season, with his three misses coming on attempts from beyond 40 yards. The 34-year-old surprisingly did miss five extra-point attempts, but it's difficult to quibble with a kicker who went 9-for-9 on field goals and contributed a 12-for-13 mark on extra points during a four-game postseason run. Succop played 2020 on a one-year deal that netted him just over $1 million. Given his body of work under that pact, he'll be a candidate for a multi-year contract this offseason with a Buccaneers squad that's likely to want him back after the 12-year veteran provided some long-awaited stability to the kicking position.
Succop was successful on his lone field-goal attempt of 46 yards and also converted all four extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 31-26 win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. High-stakes games and conditions such as the one Succop's one field-goal attempt transpired under Sunday were exactly why the Buccaneers opted to move on from 2019 fifth-round pick Matt Gay after just one season in favor of a more experienced leg. The veteran coolly drilled a 46-yard try with 4:42 remaining after the Packers had closed to within five points, a critical kick that gave Tampa Bay valuable breathing room. Succop will carry a postseason streak of eight straight field goals into a Super LV matchup against the Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7 that could afford the 34-year-old plenty of scoring opportunities.
Succop converted field-goal attempts of 28, 37 and 36 yards while also drilling all three extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday. Succop turned it up a notch Sunday after an already impressive 5-for-6 effort in the wild-card win over Washington eight days prior, cooly converting all six of his kicks for his second unblemished kicking performance in the last three contests. Succop has yet to be truly tested from distance in the first two playoff games -- his longest attempt thus far this postseason is from 38 yards -- and he's due to see the intensity and difficulty ramp up in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at frigid Lambeau Field.
Succop converted field-goal attempts of 29, 23, 38 and 37 yards and made one of two extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night. None of the field-goal attempts were much of a challenge for the ultra-accurate veteran, who's now made seven straight three-point tries dating back to Week 17. However, point-after attempts bedeviled Succop to an extent during the regular season -- he misfired on five overall -- and Saturday saw a continuation of that inconsistency. Succop will strive for a flawless effort in the pristine kicking conditions of the Superdome in next Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Saints.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||@Los Angeles Rams||6||6.50|
|4||10/03||@New England Patriots||9||6.63|
|8||10/31||@New Orleans Saints||11||6.72|
|10||11/14||@Washington Football Team||15||7.12|
|11||11/22||New York Giants||22||7.94|
|15||12/19||New Orleans Saints||11||6.72|
|17||01/02||@New York Jets||28||8.94|