Tampa Bay Buccaneers reimagined as Star Wars movies

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With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters, here is a list of Tampa Bay Buccaneer players and their Star Wars movie counterparts.

In a mirror to Star Wars, this list will start off out of order and with the fourth film; A New Hope. A New Hope revolutionized both movies and the science fiction genre in their entirety. The special effects in this movie stand the test of time and even hold their own when compared to the modern uses of CGI. A New Hope is old, but great and for that reason it matches perfectly with Lavonte David. David seems to never age and should have been an All-Pro in eighth season-showing no sign of slowing down or lacking relevance.

The fifth movie in the series, The Empire Strikes Back, is widely regarded as the best Star Wars movie of all time. As far as the plot is concerned, the movie is about the Empire having a massive comeback against the rebels after a humiliating defeat in the fourth movie. This comeback is very comparable to the resurgence that Ronald Jones experienced after his rookie season. Jones was able to bounce back in a big way and finished the season as the Buccaneers’ leading rusher, proving to everyone that he wouldn’t simply disappear after the the first (fourth) episode.

The most compelling storyline in the sixth film, The Return of the Jedi, is Darth Vader’s redemption arc. In the very end of the movie Darth Vader experiences a change of heart and turns against the villains and thus saves the day. While Breshad Perriman didn’t lead the Buccaneers to the playoff, he certainly earned redemption in the eyes of the Buccaneers. Averaging one catch per game for the first 11 weeks, Perriman finished the last five games with 506 yards and five touchdowns off of 25 catches.