Adam Humphries was just one of many player to depart the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason; will they regret letting him walk?
Bleacher Report stays on their offseason coverage of each team, this time naming one big regret for each team this offseason. Kristopher Knox named the departure of Adam Humphries as the biggest regret of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason.
“While Humphries’ four-year, $36 million deal may have been hard for the Buccaneers to swallow, he’ll make just $5 million in 2019. That’s $1 million more than his replacement, the largely inconsistent Breshad Perriman, will make this season” (Knox via Bleacher Report).
While this article may be a bit off as, one, the Buccaneers saw themselves up against the cap and could not re-sign Humphries at the deal the Tennessee Titans inked him two. Secondly, Perriman is likely the replacement for DeSean Jackson and not Humphries.
The Buccaneers could have moved on from Gerald McCoy and restructured Mike Evans’ contract sooner in order to clear space to re-sign Humphries. However they will now turn to Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard as their main targets underneath the defense for Jameis Winston to rely on.
Scotty Miller, the sixth-rounder out of Bowling Green State University will also see some time in the slot for the Buccaneers; he saw first team reps during mini-camp and took advantage of the opportunities provided.
Could the Buccaneers regret letting Humphries walk? Sure. However, Tampa Bay made sure to go out and get talent to fill in. Besides, in Arians’ vertical offense, underneath receivers are less of a necessity. Godwin, Miller, and Howard should have success filling the shoes left by Humphries.