Two days after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy already has a formidable market, including two division rivals.
Well, this may be the worst news for fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as recently released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been linked to two different division foes since he hit the market. The Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints look to be potential players in the bidding war shaping up for the services of McCoy.
On his podcast, Locked on NFL Draft, The Draft Network’s Trevor Sikkema (a hometown fan) stated that he believes McCoy will go to the Saints (Sikkema via Locked on NFL Draft). While Sikkema may just be speculating, he tends to be plugged in around the Tampa Bay area and around the league.
Sikkema is not the only person to link the six-time Pro Bowl and former third overall pick of the Buccaneers to a division rival. Appearing today on 97.1 The Fan’s Carpenter and Rothman out of Columbus, Ohio, Adam Schefter listed the Atlanta Falcons as a team who has inquired on the services of McCoy as well (Schefter via Carpenter and Rothman).
Other teams supposedly interested in McCoy include the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, and New England Patriots. McCoy even recently commented on a video on on the Instagram account of the Browns.
The Colts and Browns have the most money to work with in their cap space when it comes to negotiating a deal with McCoy, but it remains to be seen. For the sake of heartbreak, the entire city of Tampa Bay is hoping McCoy signs outside of the NFC South.