After five seasons with the Chargers in both San Diego and Los Angeles, Jason Verrett is set to hit free agency after missing the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL. The former first round pick has been extremely productive when he has been on the field; the problem is he has started only five games in the last three years.
In his one healthy season in 2015, however, Verrett made the Pro Bowl after picking off three passes, knocking down an additional 12 passes, and scoring one touchdown. Due to his health issues, he should be rather cost-efficient for the Buccaneers, who are in desperate need of some help in the secondary.
Brent Grimes hits free agency now that his contract has expired, and it is safe to say that both he and the Buccaneers are happy to split. This leaves the Bucs with two main contributors at the cornerback position in Vernon Hargreaves, who has to prove that he is not a bust after being selected in the first round in 2016, and Carlton Davis, a second round pick from a year ago.
Signing Verrett would be a low risk, high reward signing if the Buccaneers take a chance on him and plug him into Bowles’ defense; it is worth pursuing the option of bringing Verrett to Tampa Bay.