With the possibility of new contracts on the horizon, four Tampa Bay Buccaneers players need to finish their seasons strong if they want to remain with the organization.
It’s not easy for most Buccaneers fans to admit, but it’s time to look towards the future. At 3-6, the hopes of making the playoffs are dwindling.
With a historically bad defense and mediocre quarterback play of late, it is hard to imagine Tampa Bay making a run.
However, that doesn’t mean the players are going to take the rest of the season off. They are playing for their jobs. A handful of Bucs players are trying to earn a long-term extension for an enormous amount of money.
The expectations are that Tampa Bay will be making wholesale changes this offseason. The feelings around the fan base indicate a potential head coaching change and major roster shuffle. The “win-now” Buccaneers are three games below .500 and are nowhere near resembling a championship roster.
Some of the players who are looking for big paydays come the spring have struggled in 2018. These players need to prove that they are worthy of a new contract. There is plenty of time left to show that they should be a part of the organization’s future.
From high-profile draft picks to veterans, players who are about to hit the market need to step up.