Buccaneers: 3 most underrated players in the playoffs
By Rob Leeds
These Buccaneers need far more attention.
When discussing the Buccaneers and their magical Super Bowl run, names like Tom Brady and Devin White tend to garner most of the attention. Brady and White have been lights out during the playoffs and deserve the hype, but Tampa Bay has more players on the roster making an impact than the mainstream sports media is familiar with.
The Bucs already had one of the most underrated rosters in the NFL before making it to this point, but these three Bucs aren’t getting enough buzz for their time in the playoffs.
Hardest-hitting safety for the Bucs since John Lynch
Even amongst Bucs fans, Jordan Whitehead is one of the most underrated players on the roster. Antoine Winfield Jr. and Mike Edwards tend to garner a lot of buzz from the safety position, but Whitehead has made a massive jump in each of the past seasons as a clear-cut starter.
Even with his impressive regular season considered, Whitehead has been a massive contributor for the Bucs during the playoffs, and some ESPN personalities can’t even get his name right (we’re looking at you, Skip Bayless).
Jordan “Jerome” Whitehead played one of the best games of his career to keep the Buccaneers alive in the playoffs, and every week seems to bring a new highlight with a poor offensive player getting blown up by number 33.
Whitehead’s forced fumble against Aaron Jones in the Packers game has been one of the biggest plays of the offseason, and Bucs fans need to keep their fingers crossed that he can heal up from injury before the Super Bowl.