Buccaneers: 3 ‘why not?’ free agents to target before the 2021 NFL Draft
By Rob Leeds
Wide receiver depth for the Buccaneers
If the Buccaneers have gone this long without bringing Antonio Brown back, there are clearly some disagreements that are happening behind closed doors that could keep this deal from actually happening.
Brown was an excellent third receiver for the Bucs, and his ties to Brady made him a favorite to return, but if the Buccaneers wanted to go a different direction, Larry Fitzgerald has still not found a new team.
As the completely different personality type to Brown, Fitzgerald is a fan favorite across the NFL. His time in Arizona with multiple below-average teams and the desire to stay has been highly commendable, but the writing is on the wall that it could now be time for a fresh start.
Fitzgerald is undoubtedly at the end of his career, but he still possesses the ability to contribute on a championship team. Of all the players in the NFL that haven’t won a Super Bowl but deserve one, Fitzgerald is at the top of the list, and he could see the Bucs as his best chance to win one.
Fitzgerald is not a long-term option, but his presence in the wide receiver room would allow for the rookies to develop at a rate faster than if Brown was still on the team while still delivering quality reps when it counts.
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