Cut by the New York Jets after the signing of Le’Veon Bell, Isaiah Crowell is late to the free agency party. NFL insider Benjamin Allbright has reported that multiple teams are in on Crowell already, the Buccaneers being one of them.
Receiving a three-year deal worth $4 million annually, Crowell will be lucky to get that same value this year; at just $4 million or less per year, the Buccaneers can afford his services. Crowell also played under Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles last year with the Jets.
In his five-year career, the 26-year-old running back has not been able to hit the 1,000 yard mark yet. However he has not been placed in the best situations throughout his time in the league either, bouncing from the Hue Jackson led Cleveland Browns to the Jets, who struggled to field an offensive line.
Tampa Bay would give Crowell his best front yet to run behind with Ali Marpet, Donovan Smith, and Demar Dotson leading the way. Crowell sharing the load with Peyton Barber in 2019 would produce quite a one-two punch for Bruce Arians and his Buccaneers.