One running back that would fit the offensive system that Bruce Arians operates has hit the trade block and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must pick up the phone.
After signing leading rusher from 2018 to a one-year deal on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look primed to run it back with Barber and last year’s second round pick Ronald Jones. However, given the tender that Barber was extended, and the value of the deal he signed, one could infer that he may not be a fit for Bruce Arians’ offense and is not viewed as a rock solid piece to that side of the ball moving forward.
Arians prefers to run a big play, down the field type of offense, utilizing big bodied receivers over the top and mismatches underneath. The new head coach has his big body playmakers in O.J. Howard, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and new wide receiver Breshad Perriman, but lacks that playmaker in space after the departure of Adam Humphries. There is one versatile running back that has lined up in the backfield and in the slot that could fill that void who just went on the trade block.
It has been a whirlwind of an offseason for the Cleveland Browns as they have added hot topic players Odell Beckham Jr. and Kareem Hunt to their roster. With the addition of Hunt, and a report that he may not be suspended as long as many originally thought, Duke Johnson has become an available trade target; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to pick up the phone and inquire.