3 Buccaneers returning in 2021 with cheaper contracts

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Rob Gronkowski
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Rob Gronkowski /
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The Buccaneers will need to play the free agent game safely this offseason, and they should be able to bring these free agents back on cheaper deals.

If the Buccaneers want to maintain this limited Super Bowl window, they will have to continue winning during the offseason. Tampa Bay made some stellar moves this past Summer, and they will need to channel that energy into 2021.

Tampa Bay has become a more attractive destination after the arrival of Tom Brady and a winning culture, so many parties should be interested in joining after the conclusion of this season. While the Bucs will want to add some new faces, their primary goal should be to keep this roster as intact as possible.

The Buccaneers already have some players that are about to become much more expensive, like Chris Godwin, but bringing back veterans on cheaper contracts will help the Bucs out in a major way.

Player #1

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski looks like he may still have some juice left in the tank for another year in Tampa Bay, and it makes sense that he would want to play one more year with close friend, Tom Brady.

Gronk will likely not test the free agent waters, as he only wants to play with Brady, so the odds are high that he will sign a new contract early to remain where he is.

The good news for the Bucs is that Gronk will not longer be on his massive contract at the end of this season, and he should be willing to return for nearly half of his original price.

Gronkowski is currently making just over nine million dollars on the season, and it is probable that Tampa Bay can bring him back for around four million next year.