We went through a list of free agents the Buccaneers may be looking at this off-season. Now it’s time to look at who they should avoid at all costs.
Free agency is a fickle mistress, isn’t it? Fans are always excited for some big name player who comes in on a massive deal and is supposed to get their team over the hump. Sometimes it works. However, sometimes teams shell out astronomical amounts of money for guys that aren’t even worth the league minimum. Albert Haynesworth, Brock Osweiler, Matt Flynn, Nnamdi Asomugha to name a few.
There will be some big name free agents hitting the market and as exciting as the name may be, the Buccaneers need to steer clear of these players. This is for any number of reasons; they will get overpaid, they won’t be worth the contract, they won’t add what the team needs, or they won’t fit into the culture that’s being built.
Some people may disagree – strongly – with some of the names on this list. That’s not to say I’m right and you’re wrong. I could very well have some major swings and misses here. That being said, I’m looking at this from a multitude of angles and these players, to me, aren’t the right players for Tampa Bay.
*DISCLAIMER – As before, there are no Buccaneers that are pending free agents listed. This isn’t about what players the Bucs shouldn’t bring back. This is strictly players from other teams. So don’t be upset when Gosder Cherilus isn’t listed*