Number 2 option for the Buccaneers
Quinton Dunbar is one of the biggest success stories in the NFL. In 2015, he went to Washington as an undrafted free agent, and in three years he proved to be one of the top corners on the team, and a well respected corner around the league as well.
In 2018, Dunbar signed a three-year, $10.5 million dollar deal with the Washington Football Team, but he was traded ahead of the 2020 season to the Seattle Seahawks. While Dunbar had a down season in 2020, there is no doubting his raw talent.
While a lot of people may not have heard much about him, Dunbar has proven himself as a top corner in the NFL. In 2019, Dunbar had the best year of his career. In that year alone, he had four interceptions, eight pass deflections, and 31 solo tackles.
Dunbar could help anchor that Buccaneer secondary, and because of his “off-year” in 2020, they may be able to get him for a decent price. Dunbar will probably want at least a two-year deal for added security, and so the Bucs could do a two-year, $11 million dollar deal. This would mean that for 2021, Dunbar would only take $5.5 million from the cap.
This could be a high-risk, high-reward situation for the Buccaneers. If Dunbar comes to Tampa and has a year like 2020, then it looks like a bad deal, but if he comes and has a year like 2019, then it’s a steal. Oh, the joys of free agency!