With the contract between Tom Brady and the Buccaneers finally official, the Buccaneers will now turn their attention to adding other players.
With Tom Brady at last a Buccaneer, the fun can begin as the Bucs now turn their sights on adding other players through free agency, trades, and the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Bucs now have the greatest quarterback of all time on their roster but will need to fill some of the holes on their team to set up a smooth transition.
Many players throughout the NFL would love to play alongside Brady in Tampa and finding willing free agents or trade partners just got a lot easier given the news. All of these moves are not possible due to a lack of capital in most instances, but all of these moves would help Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in 2020 and beyond.
1. Draft Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Drafting running backs in the first few rounds of the draft is often the kiss of death for most teams.
These players are often the easiest to get in the later rounds and thus they take away from other positions that could be of a far greater need.
While this is all true, Clyde Edwards-Helaire would be a stellar pairing with Tom Brady despite the use of a second or third-round pick.
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CEH is by no means a burner, but he would be excellent on third down scenarios and would be a great receiving option for Brady. Tom Brady has relied heavily on pass-catching back James White over the last few years and Edwards-Helaire would help keep things mostly consistent.
By having CEH and Ronald Jones on the roster, the Buccaneers would then have the personnel to implement a stronger run game and one that has more variety. The Bucs would have two great check-down options for Brady, and Edwards-Helaire could potentially get involved in some more technical routes.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire makes far more sense than a player like Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon as he would still be cheaper than either of those options and fresh legs generally injure less than weathered ones.
This move would be great for Tampa Bay and would keep things relatively consistent for Tom Brady throughout his tenure with the Bucs.