The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were smart to stay away from these three players
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some major moves during the 2020 offseason, but that’s not all they were rumored to do.
The Buccaneers signed Tom Brady and then traded for Rob Gronkowski earlier this spring and that set the NFL world on fire. Since that point, there have been scores of rumors surrounding the Buccaneers and potential pieces that could be added to the team.
As we look back at the offseason, here are three players who were heavily rumored to Tampa Bay that the Buccaneers were smart to stay away from.
3. Jamal Adams
I know what you’re thinking: Jamal Adams may be the best safety in the league. And that’s true.
Adams would’ve been a massive talent upgrade for the Buccaneers in the backend of that defensive backfield, but at what cost would they have had to pay to acquire him?
Looking at the massive load it took to get him out of New York, I can only imagine the amount of draft capital and young talent the Bucs would’ve had to given away just to take a gamble on Adams.
His contract is up after this season and what if things go south? Adams has already been outspoken when he wasn’t happy in his current situation and what would stop him from doing that again or simply sitting out if he grew unhappy with Tampa Bay down the road even after the franchise had signed him to a long-term extension?
Far too much risk for the reward here, at least in my opinion.