The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in dire need of some depth at certain positions and these free agent signings could make significant improvements.
After the first six weeks of the season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their fans alike will likely be asking themselves “what if” an awful lot. What if Matt Gay had not missed that field goal against the Giants?
What if the Bucs could have beaten the Saints at home with their starting quarterback injured? The team, which is 2-4 as of now, could have very easily been 3-3 or even 4-2, which would put the Buccaneers in clear playoff contention despite the sheer difficulty of their schedule.
The Buccaneers made it clear this past offseason that they are putting a premium on young depth. Several rookies are in starting positions and in some cases the oldest veteran player at said position are only in their second year. The Bucs have one of the youngest teams in the league and are looking to develop younger players to compete in the future. While this seems like a great strategy when the Bucs can beat the Rams away, the lack of leadership can be problematic at times.
Over these six weeks the Bucs have struggled with a severe lack of depth at some positions and a lack of high level performance from the veteran leaders. To rectify this and the lack of depth, the Buccaneers can make some moves with several free agents to better compete in 2019 and better develop young players. Assuming the cap space aligns, the Bucs could look to add these players and fill some pivotal gaps.