Buccaneers: Five best wide receivers in team history

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Dec 17, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; A view of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet on the sidelines prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Who are the five best wide receivers in Buccaneers franchise history?

With the Buccaneers, there is a long history of good defense and a few Hall of Fame players on that side of the ball. Especially now with the arrival of Jameis Winston and a host of talented receivers, Tampa Bay has a bright future on offense. Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard, Chris Godwin, Cameron Brate and Adam Humphries will give Winston a lot of options this fall and for the foreseeable future. The team’s offense certainly looks dangerous and could be for a long time.

However, it wasn’t always so bright on the offensive side of the ball for the Bucs. They went through years of average to below-average quarterback play, especially post-Jeff Garcia (leaving out a year or two of promising play from Josh Freeman). There have been a lot of struggles for Tampa Bay offenses over the years, but despite that, the team’s history still has its share of talented players.

Although the franchise’s receiving records feature running backs like James Wilder, Mike Alstott and Michael Pittman, as well as tight end Jimmie Giles, this list only consists of players with wide receiver as their primary position. Without further ado, let’s get rolling with the five best wide receivers in franchise history.

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