ESPN reported that it is a four-year, $52 million deal.
As much as the buccaneers you may want to keep local talent, their situation may not be so favorable. Dean pushed his way into a full-time starter last season and would offer any team a long, experienced outside corner. He doesn’t have the versatility of some of his counterparts in the Bucs secondary, but he’s smart, anticipatory and fits well in a zone or man scheme. The only problem is that he may come with expectations that his fellow Bucs CB Carlton Davis was established when he signed a three-year, $44.5 million contract with $30 million in guarantees last offseason. Dean will probably want to command at least that, which means he’ll almost certainly have to move on to get it.
The 2020 Super Bowl champion recorded two interceptions and 54 total tackles with the Bucs. He became the third player to record a pick-6 against Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and recorded 17 passes defensed in his rookie season with Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay drafted Dean in the third round (No. 94) out of Auburn in 2019.