6'0'' / 237 lbs
White played every defensive snap and assisted on two tackles in Tampa Bay's 27-17 victory over Chicago on Sunday.
While the linebacker did not fill the stat sheet, he did help a defense that limited the Bears to just 236 total yards and 67 rushing yards. The 2021 Pro Bowler and 2020 Second-Team All-Pro made 12 tackles in the Buccaneers' 20-17 win over the Vikings in Week 1.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|3 GB||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-1.5||41.5||62||2||3||0||33%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|7 @CAR||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-13.0||40.5||50||4||1||0||100%||0||0||1||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|13 NO||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-3.5||40.5||58||2||3||0||67%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|14 @SF||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||3.5||37.5||63||1||4||0||100%||0||0||1||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|16 @ARZ||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-7.5||41.5||76||4||5||0||83%||0||0||3||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|17 CAR||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-3.5||39.5||65||3||4||0||80%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|18 @ATL||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||6.0||40.5||23||0||2||0||100%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022
White recorded 12 tackles (eight solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 20-17 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
White led the Buccaneers in tackles with a trademark effort. The fifth-year pro played a big role in limiting Alexander Mattison to 3.1 yards per carry and T.J. Hockenson to 4.4 yards per reception while providing fantasy managers with standout season-opening IDP numbers. White posted three double-digit tackle totals last season, but with the incentive of a long-term deal fueling him in 2023, Sunday's effort may prove to be closer to the norm than an exception. White will now turn his sights to a Week 2 home matchup with a Bears offense that's sure to afford him with plenty of tackling opportunities.
White, who was embroiled in a contract dispute with the Buccaneers during the offseason, has embraced and stood out in his role of defensive play-caller since the start of training camp, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
To his credit, White didn't allow his dissatisfaction with his contract impact his outlook for training camp, with the standout linebacker seemingly flipping a switch and reverting to his usual standout play. Head coach Todd Bowles has labeled White's overall body of work as "outstanding" and praised the 2019 first-round pick's ownership and command of the defensive unit. As impressive as White's first four seasons have been -- he's already accumulated 483 tackles, including 20.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries across 62 games -- Bowles indicates he feels this coming season could be the LSU product's best yet. "It's a continual growth thing," said the coach. "It's got to be constant thinking and constant changing and he's been doing a great job at it."
White will be reporting for training camp Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
White requested a trade after being unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension this offseason. However, Tampa Bay stood firm in its reluctance to move the linebacker. He'll now work to build on his strong 2022 campaign, and earn the contract he's looking for.
White, who was present but didn't participate in Tuesday's minicamp session, is expected to be ready for training camp per head coach Todd Bowles, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. "His mindset is good," said Bowles. "I mean, it's just business. That's part of it. That takes care of itself. He'll be ready for training camp and he'll be good to go."
The star linebacker made an official trade request earlier this offseason, but true to statements made at the time, the team stood pat in its commitment to keeping White on the roster. While White's decision to watch Tuesday's practice from the sideline may well be related to his desire to minimize injury risk as he seeks out a lucrative long-term deal, Bowles' words convey confidence the fifth-year pro will be ready to roll once the final stretch of preparation for the regular season begins.
White was present at practice Tuesday but was not an active participant, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Todd Bowles noted that White wasn't a "hold-in," rather a precaution to "see where he is physically." White did not report for the start of Buccaneers' minicamp and had requested a trade in April. The 2019 first-round pick has been a key piece in the Buccaneers' defense and is slated to play under his fifth-year option worth $11.7 million. He played in all 17 games last season, racking up 124 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Bucs GM Jason Licht said the team has no intention of trading White, who recently requested a trade, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The 2019 first-round pick seemingly is frustrated with negotiations on a long-term contract and doesn't want to play out 2023 on the fifth-year option. White has missed only one game since his rookie year, making 49 starts and recording at least 124 tackles and 3.5 sacks in three straight seasons. He should remain a top IDP regardless of how things play out with the contract negotiations and trade request.
White has requested a trade from the Buccaneers, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.
Selected fifth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, White is entering the final year of his contract and is set to play on the fifth-year team option after extension talks have gone nowhere. White has at least 100 tackles in three straight years and has missed just one game in that span. He also has 20.5 career sacks, nine fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, and a pair of defensive touchdowns. White is a legitimate difference-maker at the linebacker position. The Bucs do not want to trade White, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
White finished the 2022 regular season with 124 tackles (74 solo), including 5.5 sacks, five defensed passes, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles across 17 games.
White followed up that impressive line with a modest five tackles (two solo) in the wild-card loss to the Cowboys. However, his regular-season body of work was as impressive as ever, with his pass breakups a career high. White's sack total was also the second highest of his career, and the soon-to-be 25-year-old could be in for an even more prominent role next season if fellow linebacker Lavonte David leaves via free agency.