Adam Humphries has been nothing short of a gem. The coaches love him, and he has the most reliable hands on the team.
This year, he has the same amount of receptions as DeSean Jackson and has made important catches all year. The Bucs utilized him best last year with tunnel screens which led to his most productive year as a receiver with 622-yards receiving.
Chris Godwin has promise, and the Buccaneers wide receiving core is the strongest it’s been in years, but I can’t see the team letting Humphries walk.
Next year, I’m sure the team will attempt to get Godwin more involved and Humphries might lose some snaps here or there, but even for depth, he has to stay.
There are not a lot of guys in the NFL who can mimic his role. Plus, his familiarity with Dirk Koetter’s system, and comfort level with Jameis Winston, is important heading into their fourth year together.
He blocks, catches, and does whatever is asked of him to help the team win. I think the Bucs will offer him a contract, the question will become if he would opt to take more money for a bigger role elsewhere.
We saw the same situation with Russell Shepherd last off-season. I think in the end, Humphries will re-sign, and be available to the Bucs next season and that’s the way it should be.