With Denver officially trading Brandon Marshall, who was talked about as a possible option for the Buccaneers’ receiving woes, the wide receiver market quickly dropped in terms of relevance. Of course, there’s always going to be options at receiver in the trade market, but when all appeared to be lost, a new name emerged. Since Miami acquired Marshall, they appear to have no need for Ted Ginn on their roster. Therefore, they have been dangling his name out in the trade market, hoping someone will make a decent offer for him.
The Buccaneers certainly have a handful of picks that they “may” be willing to give up in order to receive the fourth year veteran. Ginn has not lived up to his college hype at Ohio State, but he has shown moments, especially in 2009, that suggest he can be a successful NFL receiver.
Don’t forget, Ginn is one of the best returners in all of football. In 2009, Ginn had two kick retun touchdowns, and has had one punt return touchdown in his career. He averaged 24.9 yards per return last season, which has made him a special teams weapon in his three year career. If Tampa was to acquire him, they wouldn’t just be receiving a talented receiver, they’d also make a big improvement in the return game.
There’s no doubt that the Bucs need a receiver, but the question remains whether or not they will trade for one, or use their draft picks to fulfill their needs. But if they will make a move, I honestly believe that Ted Ginn has the best chance to become a member of the Buccaneers organization.
Tampa didn’t make a push for Marshall because they weren’t willing to give up their first round pick, or even second rounder, but they may be able to move their third round pick, as well as a fifth pick to obtain Ginn. If that’s the case, I don’t have any problems with trading for Ginn.
In his three years, Ginn has compiled some decent statistics:
The Pewter Plank will continue to track any news surrounding a Ted Ginn trade proposal, and we will report the news as soon as possible. Stay tuned!