Buccaneers Round Table: Offensive Keep, Trade, and Release
This is not a knock on any of the other guys but the one guy you have to keep is Jameis Winston. Quarterback is the most important player in potentially all of sports and Jameis plays quarterback. He may not be Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, but he’s better than half of the rest of the league and he’s still only 23 years old. Younger than Dak Prescott, he still has time to develop into one of the better quarterbacks in the league. As the Buccaneers know good quarterbacks are hard to find and you don’t let one go when you finally have one.
While I really don’t want to I was forced into trading one of them and Mike Evans will get the higher return. Mike Evans is only 24 years and one of the best five wide receivers in the NFL. The return for Mike Evans is going to be much higher than Doug Martin making him the easy choice to trade. Multiple first round picks or high-quality players make losing Mike Evans easier to stomach than seeing him walk. I don’t want him to leave at all but to trade him for something would be much better than nothing.
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I’m sorry Doug Martin but you are free to go. Running backs, while the Buccaneers haven’t had much success, are easier to come by than many positions. Doug Martin is 28 nearing the twilight of his NFL prime. While he may be a quality back this year, based off one game, his career has been up and down. Looking like an All-Pro for two of his five seasons is not good enough to stay on the roster. If he continues to look like he did against the Patriots, I’d like him to stay but if he gets injured or falls off at all I would not be upset to let go of his contract and snag a running back high in the draft.