Antoine Winfield

Antoine Winfield

25-Year-Old SafetyS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Since stepping foot on an NFL field for the first time in 2021, Winfield has emerged as one of the most well-rounded safeties in the league. He took another step forward in 2023, tallying career-high marks in tackles, sacks, passes defensed, interceptions and both forced and recovered fumbles. His sacks in particular look to be sustainable, as he found himself playing in the box at the highest rate of his career last season. This offseason, Winfield landed a four-year, $84.1 million contract in the offseason - the highest figure ever for a defensive player. Needless to say, he'll be the leader of the Buccaneers defense for the foreseeable future. The only thing that has slowed Winfield down to this point in his career is injuries, as he was limited to 13 games in both 2021 and 2022. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $84.1 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2024.
Gets record-breaking contract
STampa Bay Buccaneers
May 13, 2024
Winfield and the Buccaneers agreed to terms Monday on a four-year, $84.1 million contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Winfield's contract total of $84.1 million is not only the highest figure for a defensive back in NFL history, but Schefter reports that his deal's $45 million guaranteed his also the largest such sum to be earned by a safety. Tampa Bay placed the $17.1 million franchise tag on Winfield back in March, but that transaction was always a placeholder for long-term negotiations. The Buccaneers will pay a high price to keep the All-Pro safety in town, which is proof of Winfield's position as an irreplaceable pillar of the team's secondary. He piled up a career-high 122 tackles (76 solo) across 17 regular-season games in 2023 to go with six sacks, three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Antoine Winfield's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
203 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
30.13 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could reset safety market
STampa Bay Buccaneers
March 3, 2024
Winfield could reset the market as the highest-paid safety in the NFL if he and the Buccaneers agree to a contract extension, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
ANALYSIS
Winfield is likely to receive the franchise tag by Tuesday, but he and the team continue to negotiate a contract extension in the meantime. After a stellar 2023 season in which he had 122 tackles, 6.0 sacks, six forced fumbles and three interceptions, Winfield would likely surpass Derwin James' $19 million annual salary if the former signs an extension with the Buccaneers.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Winfield remains an enticing fantasy option after the biggest names at DB are off the board. The Minnesota product has missed four games to injury each of the last two seasons, but when he's on the field his production has been excellent. His tackle rate in 2022, translated to 1,000 snaps, would have put him in triple digits, and he added a career-high four sacks to his ledger. Those sacks may not be repeatable as he transitions back to free safety, but coach Todd Bowles seems to value his versatility, and Tampa Bay doesn't have a lot of talent at safety to challenge his workload.
Winfield has already been a good IDP in both of his first two NFL seasons, producing a 1,000- snap rate of 97 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions, and there’s hope that he might get better yet in his age-24 season. More specifically, it wouldn’t surprise if Winfield went on an interception spree soon, especially with Tom Brady back to keep Tampa Bay in the lead and opponents throwing.
Although his per-snap tackle rate wasn't high at a glance, Winfield was effective as a rookie starter and clearly possesses unique upside, certainly on the real field. It's impressive that Winfield earned a three-down role immediately as a second-round pick, and more impressive yet that he did so on one of the league's best defenses. Winfield probably would have blazed well past 100 tackles on most other defenses. The Tampa Bay defense remains strong and Winfield probably won't get to pad his stats quite yet, but he'll likely be one of the league's best defenders for a long time.
The Buccaneers hope Winfield, a 2020 second-round pick, is the answer to some of the back-end problems that have plagued their secondary under multiple coaches and coordinators in recent seasons. The former Golden Gopher couldn't kick his college career into high gear until his senior season, as injuries curtailed both his sophomore and junior campaigns after four games each. Winfield made up for it in 2019 by logging a full 13 games and nabbing seven interceptions, including one pick-six. That type of playmaking ability should give him the inside track to the starting strong safety job right from the onset, especially considering the lack of turnovers and impact defensive plays overall that once again defined the Buccaneers defense in 2019.
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Officially franchise tagged
STampa Bay Buccaneers
March 5, 2024
The Buccaneers placed their franchise tag on Winfield on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Thrives in contract year
STampa Bay Buccaneers
February 7, 2024
Winfield finished the 2023 regular season with 122 tackles (76 solo), six sacks, three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries across 17 regular-season games. He added five tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed in two postseason contests.
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Records sack in season finale
STampa Bay Buccaneers
January 9, 2024
Winfield recorded five sacks (four solo), including a sack, in the Buccaneers' 9-0 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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Seven tackles in loss
STampa Bay Buccaneers
January 1, 2024
Winfield had seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Saints.
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Picks off pass in victory
STampa Bay Buccaneers
December 26, 2023
Winfield notched three tackles (all solo), including one sack, and added an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 30-12 win over Jacksonville.
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