In a bizarre move that saw the Buccaneers swap punters, Bryan Anger was cut and Bradley Pinion was added on a four-year deal. Pinion is younger than Anger, however less productive as well. However, with the Bucs’ salary cap situation, shaving a buck wherever possible is a necessary evil.
During his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Pinion averaged 43.7 yards per punt and only had one blocked in his career. His career long punt is 65 yards. In 2018, he punted a total of 68 times for 2973 total yards; Pinion ranked 28th out of 32 in average yards per punt and tied for 21st in punts inside the 20.
The Buccaneers are hoping that a warmer climate with more humidity will allow his punters to travel further and hope to see his average increase in 2019. While the Bucs got cheaper and younger at the punter position and freed up a little more cap space, they also got rid of the punter averaged 17th in the league.
It was one of the more boring moves in the league, and one that will not decide wins and losses, however the Buccaneers did not improve their ability to win the field position battle with this move. It is a deal that ranks in the middle of the road for the Buccaneers.