The Buccaneers sign James White
Speaking of freeing up some cap space, the Bucs do need to spend some money on a running back that can catch. Bringing back Leonard Fournette seems like a solid decision, especially considering what he accomplished during the playoffs, but Tampa Bay has much more extensive needs.
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The Bucs don’t have a player on their roster that can be a serviceable third-down back, and they will need to look towards the draft and free agency to ensure that Tom Brady has what he needs in 2021.
An early draft pick on the position seems like a popular decision at the moment, but the safer move would be to also spend some money on a veteran that already has experience with Brady.
James White needs to get out of New England after a down year without Brady, and the landing spot that makes the most sense for him is back with the quarterback that made him so successful.
The Buccaneers showed that they were still trying to get the ball to their running backs out of the backfield four or five times a game, and White would flourish in this role and beyond.
As a veteran running back somewhat past his prime, the Bucs wouldn’t have to give up much to make this deal happen, but any amount of resources to fix this hole on the offense would go a long way.
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