1. He’d be a bridge to the future
Overall, the No. 1 reason the Buccaneers would be bringing Rivers in would be if they didn’t believe Jameis Winston was the future.
Signing Rivers to a one-year or two-year deal would give Tampa Bay a look at the next two drafts with the veteran QB at the helm. Perhaps a guy like Jacob Eason or Jordan Love is the answer?
The fact of the matter is this: The Buccaneers only elect to go the Philip Rivers route if they’re convinced that Jameis Winston isn’t the future.
There are reasons to think that the Rivers experiment could work, but it’d be a great gamble. I’m not convinced that the risk is worth the reward, but it will be interesting to see how the front-office lets these things play out over the course of the next few weeks heading into March.