Buccaneers smartly reaching out to talented veteran corner

Richard Sherman, Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Richard Sherman, Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers and Richard Sherman are a perfect fit.

Well, we all saw the writing on the wall as soon as Sean Murphy-Bunting went down with an injury a week ago. The Buccaneers have officially reached out to veteran corner Richard Sherman according to Tom Pelissero, and this is absolutely the right move by a franchise with such high hopes for 2021.

This should’ve always been the main goal for the Bucs, and hopefully, it ends up working out. With it being impossible to rely on SMB for now and with Davis a question mark for the game today against the Falcons, it is clear the injury bug is coming for the Buccaneer secondary again.

The same thing happened last season, and while depth players like Ross Cockrell were able to step up to the challenge well, no one would deny that the secondary could use a bit of help right now.

Dee Delaney and Ross Cockrell would be the players to see the biggest uptick in playtime with SMB or Davis out, but we all know the added improvement Sherman would bring.

While some fans may point to Sherman’s quiet 2020 season as a reason against signing him, it is worth noting that Sherman is only two years removed from being one of the best corners in the NFL. Sherman still has the gas in the tank to help a team compete against playoff competition, and his skillsets would transfer to Tampa very well.

As one of the best man corners of all time that can excel at the line of scrimmage, there isn’t a better free agent to target from a skillset standpoint. Tampa needs the help for the time being, Sherman could use another team challenge for a Super Bowl with, and the price tag shouldn’t be too high for Sherman at this point in his career.

There are likely some other teams that could offer Sherman a bit more money, but the Buccaneers should do everything in their power to help propel their secondary into the upper echelon of the NFL, even with injuries to key players.

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