Buccaneers: 5 options to be the next running back addition
By Rob Leeds
Trade option for the Buccaneers
Nyheim Hines, Colts
Hines would be the most difficult player on this list to get, but he may be the best fit. A proven entity always outweighs an uncertain one, and Hines has proven that he can contribute on a team like the Buccaneers as well as anyone.
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As a fast third-down option that can also get involved in the return game, Hines makes perfect sense as one of the team’s main contributors. Brady loves backs with consistent hands to rely on, and Hines is far more athletic than players like James White.
By making this trade, Brady would get a far superior third-down back than any he has ever played with, and Tampa wouldn’t have to give up a ton to make this happen if the Colts were interested.
With Jonathan Taylor on the roster and Marlon Mack’s return, the Colts may not have a major need for Hines any longer. Taylor is good on third down, and Mack is a far better runner than people give him credit for, so the door is open for the Colts to be open to moving on from valuable assets.
The Buccaneers would have to give up something in the neighborhood of a combination of mid to late-round picks to make this happen, but the prospect of adding a player like Hines could be too good to pass up.
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