The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have numerous players on their roster that could play multiple positions, and 2020 could see them utilized in different ways.
The idea of using a player outside of their individual position is a newer concept that is coming to the NFL. While the Buccaneers aren’t necessarily known for this, 2020 could see a change in this way of thinking.
The New Orleans Saints have started to write the template for using gadget players, or ones that play more than one position, specifically with Taysom Hill. Hill is listed as a quarterback, but he has also taken reps at running back, receiver, tight end, and as a returner.
While some people tend to think that Hill is the next franchise quarterback in Nola, it seems like his services would be better used in a different way, and that is certainly not a bad thing.
Gadget players allow for teams to utilize all of the strengths of their personnel. Especially at the NFL level, most players played multiple positions in high school, and some even played both sides of the ball.
Athletes obviously have to specialize as they move up through college and then to the next level, but the trend of using players in multiple positions could see increased support in 2020, and these Buccaneers could be a part of that group.