Ndamukong Suh is reportedly garnering plenty of interest from teams around the league to bring him in as a free agent.
It’s fair to say that Suh’s time in the league has been productive, but fraught with a few problems along the way.
Having been picked up by the Detroit Lions with the 2nd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Nebraska, he didn’t take long before he announced himself as one of the top defensive linemen in the league, with 10 sacks and 66 combined tackles in his first year, earning Defensive Rookie of the Year honours.
But he has had his fair share of problems too, most notably due to his attitude and over-aggressive play that saw him named ‘dirtiest player in the NFL’ in a 2012 poll and wrack up a ton of fines over the course of his career for a number of incidents.
Worth the trouble
Despite his style of play though, he remains someone that you can’t not afford to have on your team, as he has managed to stay productive throughout his NFL career and continues to wreak havoc on many an offensive line, earning 1st Team All-Pro honours three times and making five Pro Bowl appearances.
He’s racked up 70.5 sacks and 590 combined tackles during his days with the Lions, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams and most recently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, producing 6 sacks and 27 combined tackles last year.
So he still has something left in the tank, and ranked as high as 5th on our recent list of available free agents still on the market, and it appears as though he might be making his way to a team pretty soon.
Who wants Suh?
As per NFL reporter Brad Stainbrook, the Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Raiders as well as the Buccaneers who had him last season, are all showing an interest in bringing aboard the 35-year-old ahead of this season.
Whilst his numbers might not be as big as they have been in previous years, when you have someone like Suh on your line, he is certainly someone that your opponent has to account for on every play, such is the fear that he strikes after all these years in the league.
And coming in on a one-year deal, he could certainly help a team take a big leap forward in trying to achieve what they want to at the end of the season.