Could the Buccaneers bring in another quarterback?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already have their quarterback in place for the next couple of seasons, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look towards the future.
The Buccaneers signed veteran QB Tom Brady to a two-year deal worth $50 million and are set for the next couple of seasons in terms of the position. In addition to signing Brady, the Buccaneers brought back Blaine Gabbert for another season and there’s certainly reason to believe the back-up can be a valuable commodity because of his experience in the Bruce Arians offensive system.
After Gabbert and Brady, the Buccaneers also have Ryan Griffin and rookie Reid Sinnett currently on the roster. So, at this point, it wouldn’t make much sense for Tampa Bay to add yet another quarterback to the roster, but maybe they could make an exception for Cam Newton.
Why the Bucs could gladly welcome Newton to Tampa
It doesn’t seem likely to happen- though stranger things have occurred- but I still believe that Bucs nation would welcome Newton to Tampa with open arms.
Even though on the surface it wouldn’t make sense to add a fifth quarterback, the reason I’d love to see the addition of Newton is three-fold:
- It wouldn’t be a large cap hit.
- You’d be getting a guy who is familiar with the division
- He’ll have a chip on his shoulder and has a high upside
We’ve all see what Newton is capable of doing and that was just a few seasons ago. It would benefit him greatly to sit behind Tom Brady for a season and hone in on his craft- the same thing Jameis Winston is doing.
It doesn’t make any sense, in my opinion, that Newton is still on the market. He simply has too high of an upside to not have already been signed as a back-up by a franchise somewhere.
So, that being said, if no one else wants him: The Buccaneers should gladly welcome him to Tampa.