Though the chances of it happening are slim, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would certainly benefit from trading up to No. 1 to draft QB Joe Burrow.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are exploring every option possible when it comes to free-agency and the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers clearly want to make winning moves and are looking to see what possibilities are available to the organization as we head into the 2020 offseason.
One of the rumors circulating around is that the Buccaneers are one of the potential suitors to trade with the Cincinnati Bengals for the No. 1 in the 2020 NFL Draft to select QB Joe Burrow.
While it’s more of a pipe-dream than anything else, here are three reasons why the trade for Burrow would be worth it.
3. Any other position is replaceable
One thing Buccaneers fans have to realize is that every other position on the field is replaceable.
While I would make it clear that Shaq Barrett is not available [and if he has just signed a new contract, that wouldn’t be in the cards anyway] in trade negotiations, we have to realize that you win and lose in this league with a quarterback and everyone else would be available for trade.
Honestly, the rules of the current NFL product are pretty simple: You have a quarterback and you’re relevant, or you don’t have a quarterback and you’re not.
There’s little room for in-between.
The Buccaneers would have to offer the No. 14 pick, a myriad of other picks (in later rounds and in future drafts) and potentially one or more of those players from the promising young core to get the job done. Yes, that’s quite the haul, but it’s not irreplaceable.
However, a franchise-changing quarterback is. That’s why this can at least be considered.