Ten Players the Buccaneers Must Explore in Free Agency
The Bucs desperately need a guy on the opposite side of Mike Evans that they can rely on, and to keep Evans in single coverage. Jermaine Kearse might just be that guy. Kearse is coming off of a career year in Seattle, with 49 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns. Remember, that is a team that was down from its typical rushing numbers, thanks to the Marshawn Lynch injuries. Imagine the holes he would have in the defense with a guy like Martin rushing for well over 1,000 yards.
It would be a good fit for both sides.
Kearse is a guy that won’t come at an expensive price either. Kearse only made $2.3 million last year, and has not posted a 1,000 yard receiving season yet. He wouldn’t take elite money to bring in, since he just isn’t at that level yet. The Bucs’ could have him at a $4-$5 million price, with possibly statistical incentives. If this is his request range, and they could bring him, Licht must do it. He would be perfect.
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