Kelvin Benjamin has had a steep fall from his rookie season, and now is looking for his fourth team in two years. After being traded from the Carolina Panthers to the Buffalo Bills in 2017, he was cut less than a year later by Buffalo; he then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs for the remainder of the 2018 season, but did not factor as much of a contributor for the Chiefs’ potent passing attack.
Going for over 1,000 yards as a rookie with the Panthers, Benjamin followed up his rookie campaign off by missing the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. Benjamin rebounded and nearly put up 1,000 yards in 2016. It has been all downhill for the 6’5, 245 pound receiver since then.
Benjamin made waves for calling out Cam Newton during his time in Carolina and has been an internet hit for becoming a bit overweight. However, he and Jameis Winston were a great tandem at Florida State, leading their offense to a national championship. Putting Benjamin in an environment that could hold him accountable, like one that Arians is building could turn into a career reviver for the big-bodied receiver.
We have seen the Winston to Evans connection work wonders for the Bucs plenty of times, and if this staff could somehow unlock what Benjamin had in Carolina, the Bucs could have twin towers on the field at times and two targets we know Winston is comfortable throwing to.