When he was first introduced as a member of the Carolina Panthers in 2019, Gerald McCoy told reporters he was working towards a deal of his own—one to acquire No. 93 from fellow defensive tackle Kyle Love.
Well, he eventually got it done . . . but for what price?
The details of the agreement were finally disclosed by McCoy himself on Tuesday, during an episode of “NFL Total Access” on the NFL Network. And you might want to hold on to your butt for this number . . .
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) June 15, 2022
Apparently, McCoy thought his legacy was worth that of a three-bedroom home in Charlotte. The three-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler had donned the number from the University of Oklahoma through his nine-year stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to that point.
Fortunately, McCoy was probably able to cover that $250,000 pretty easily–even if it cost 1/32nd of his $8,000,000 salary. That year would see No. 93 produce 5.0 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles over 16 starts.