Tevin Coleman could be compared to a poor man’s David Johnson, and looking at what Arians was able to do with Johnson in Arizona, that should still be enough to excite Buccaneers fans. Not to mention, poaching a free agent running back from a division rival would make the signing all that much sweeter.
After four years in Atlanta with the Falcons, Coleman will be looking for a bigger opportunity in 2019, and if the Bucs are unwilling to match any offer that Peyton Barber may get, then that opportunity could present itself in Tampa Bay. With Le’Veon Bell signing with the New York Jets and Mark Ingram landing in Baltimore, the potential landing spots for the 25-year-old versatile back are running dry.
While the Buccaneers’ cap space remains uncertain as the details of deals they have made have not been officially announced outside of Breshad Perriman’s one-year deal for $4 million, Coleman should not demand more than $5 million and even that seems a bit on the high side considering that was the price tag for Ingram.
The speedy, pass catching back, given the right opportunity could produce 1,500 yards for a team that takes a chance on him. Tampa Bay should make sure they are that team.