The undrafted rookie back in 2014 had his ups and downs with the team, but luckily stuck last season. Brate had a career year with the Bucs this season with a total of 660 yards through the air along with eight touchdowns. Known for being more of a pass catching tight end than a blocker, he has solidified himself as a key component in Head Coach Dirk Koetter’s offense and it has been seen through Jameis Winston’s play.
Due to Mike Evans drawing double teams from opposing defenses, Winston has consistently looked to his second best weapon in Brate. The tight end who will soon be an exclusive rights free agent for the Bucs could be brought back for cheap, but it would be wise for General Manager Jason Licht and staff to lock this stud up for the long haul.