Buccaneers: 4 moves to make to stay at the top of the NFL
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers sign a free agent wide receiver
The wide receiver market is much more reasonable than the one for pass-rushers. Most teams have plenty of depth already at this position, and even the best players on the market this offseason have received limited deals.
The Bucs were able to lean on their wide receiver depth well during the 2020 campaign, and there is no reason to remain complacent with the group for now. Jaydon Mickens and Justin Watson could be on their way out this offseason, and veterans with proven track records would only up the potential of the group.
As it stands, the best option is Antonio Brown. Brown makes sense as a returner to the roster and close friend of Tom Brady, and at this point, it seems like the market for Brown is limited. The Bucs can’t afford to give him a massive contract, but they are still a much better team with Brown on the field.
Another option for the position is Larry Fitzgerald. His impact would be much smaller than Brown’s, but he makes sense as a former player under Bruce Arians and as a player in need of a Super Bowl ring before retirement.
There are also plenty of other receivers in the free agency pool for the Bucs to consider, and Tampa needs to value this position there as they need immediate impact over future potential. After this window closes, the Bucs can go back to spending draft picks on receivers that could pan out down the road.