3 Buccaneers playing for their futures in the playoffs
By Rob Leeds
Could the Buccaneers have new plans for their receivers?
Mike Evans and Chris Godwin should stay the top two receivers in Tampa when the Bucs make the right decision to sign Godwin, but there is a vacuum in the depth roles. Antonio Brown certainly isn’t coming back, and the only other receiver that has shown any consistency in 2021 was Cyril Grayson.
Tyler Johnson has stepped up in recent weeks, but the depth receivers have mostly disappointed for the Bucs this year.
No player’s fall has been more surprising than Scotty Miller’s. After a tremendous second season with several huge moments, it looked Like Miller was primed for an even larger breakout in 2021, but it never came. Miller’s touches have taken a significant step back, and gone are the big plays that made his two to three touches a game worthwhile.
The Bucs also spent draft capital on Jaelon Darden, which relegated Miller to a depth role at best, even with Antonio Brown out.
If Tampa can’t find a way to get Miller touches with so many players out, it seems unlikely that the front office sees him as a long-term option to rely on. A trade could be on the horizon if Miller can’t step up in the coming games.