The Buccaneers are bringing back Breshad Perriman.
On a day where a very small group expected the Buccaneers to make a splash free-agent signing in Odell Beckham Jr., the franchise instead went in a much better direction with a veteran receiver and former Buccaneer, Breshad Perriman.
Perriman’s last great games came with the Buccaneers, and while he didn’t live up to the hype in his later stops, he is still a welcome addition to this offense.
The Bucs currently have no significant holes at receiver, with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Tyler Johnson carrying the majority of the weight, but the room is still a little light without Antonio Brown and Scotty Miller. Miller should be back soon, but having a veteran like Perriman to rely on with so many injuries popping up is far from a bad problem to have.
Perriman clearly clicked with the Bucs during his time in 2019, and any type of return of late-season Perriman is a massive gain for this offense on a cheap contract.
During the last five games of the 2019 season, Breshad Perriman had 506 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Many fans wanted the Bucs to keep Perriman, but his price tag in free agency was too high to warrant staying.
The two parties parted ways to mutual success on or off the field, but a reunion was a perfect decision at this point in the season. The Bucs may love their receivers, but having a veteran like Perriman to give some extra reps down the stretch is invaluable, especially with so much prowess as a deep threat.
This isn’t the blockbuster deal that some fans dreamt of last night, but this will end up being better in the long run. There aren’t question marks about Perriman as a player, he will know his role on the unit, and he brings a skill set that will immediately mesh with the current roster.
The Buccaneers got better, saved money, and made one of their strengths even stronger. Let’s hope that we get to see more of that late-season Perriman at work with the greatest quarterback of all time.
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