4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their last straw in 2019

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Buccaneers 38-33. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Buccaneers 38-33. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 18: Center Ryan Jensen #66 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants won 38-35. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 18: Center Ryan Jensen #66 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants won 38-35. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

C Ryan Jensen

A former sixth round pick of the Baltimore Ravens back in 2013, Jensen filled in as a swing starter and plug-and-play guy for the first three years of his career. His fourth year in Baltimore, Jensen started all 16 games with the Ravens and played well in his contract year.

Last offseason, the Buccaneers rewarded Jensen’s growth and consistency with a four-year deal worth over $10 million annually and $42 million in total. Jensen, in his first year on his big deal, struggled mightily as a member of the Buccaneers; Pro Football Focus (subscription required) graded Jensen out at a below average 54.9 last year and the 28th overall center in the league.

Bad news for Jensen, the guaranteed money on his contract runs out after this season. If he does not rebound this year for the Buccaneers and become a more consistent presence in the middle of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they will no longer require his services at the price tag of $10 million per year.

Hopefully a change in blocking scheme for Jensen will do the trick and he will get back to the form of his 2017 season. If not, then Jensen could be looking for a new team to play football for in 2020 and the Buccaneers will need to replace yet another offensive lineman next year.