Buccaneers: Breshad Perriman can step up in first game back

Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Breshad Perriman can make a splash in his first game back for the Buccaneers. 

The Buccaneers are one of the best teams in the NFL, and the biggest selling point behind their success stems from their depth. The next man up mentality played a massive role in the push for the Super Bowl win last season, and Tampa will need to meet that same standard in 2021 if they hope to make it back to the big dance.

While the Bucs are looking good in most of their games this season, the injuries have proved problematic. It feels like Tampa has lost almost every key contributor possible this season, but that previously-mentioned depth has come in clutch in most of the big moments.

With question marks at the wide receiver positions for Antonio Brown and Scotty Miller, the Buccaneers need to get creative at the trade deadline or in free agency. With the deadline come and gone, the Bucs had to make a move for a free agent, and they decided to go with a familiar face to stem the bleeding.

Breshad Perriman wasn’t the flashiest option in free agency, such as a name like Odell Beckham Jr, but he was a great signing. A vertical threat that is familiar with the offense and has a cheap price tag is everything the Bucs needed with such a top-heavy group, and it helps that Perriman has a high ceiling.

We haven’t seen this ceiling much over the past year, but Perriman’s last games in Tampa left plenty to be excited about. Five hundred six yards and five touchdowns in five games is an excellent NFL pace, and it shows that Perriman can be a genuine contributor for the Bucs down the road if the cards fall in the right way.

After only being on the team for a short period, it is unlikely that Perriman sees a mountain of reps against the Football Team, but his efficiency should be enough to help make a splash with very few touches.

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