4 players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were smart to pass on
By Rob Leeds
After the final four weeks of the 2019 NFL season, Perriman was a lock to exit the team. After an extremely slow start to the year, Perriman put enough on tape to warrant a much larger contract than he was worth, and the Bucs decided to let him go.
Instead of paying eight million dollars to keep a third wide receiver on the roster, Tampa Bay found a substantially cheaper option that has also performed better this season.
At a minute fraction of the cost of Perriman and with four fewer starts, Scott Miller has been a much larger contributor for the Buccaneers this season than Perriman has been for the Jets. Miller has two more receptions, 62 more receiving yards, and has contributed an equal number of touchdowns from his backup position.
While the fanbase roared at the notion the Buccaneers would have to pass on re-signing Perriman despite his late-season heroics, Miller has been a great replacement with an incredibly bright future.
Had the Buccaneers kept Perriman on the roster, their cap space would be a much larger issue, and the outlook for young receivers like Miller would be much worse.