Biggest changes coming to the Buccaneers this offseason
By John Paul
Roster changes are coming for the Buccaneers
Perhaps more importantly than the coaches, changes are coming to the roster too. Some of these roster changes won’t be easy, but they are requirements for improving.
Not that many roster changes are needed, but they will become an inevitable part of the process as the franchise tries to navigate the cap and getting younger.
The most likely veteran departures this offseason are Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul. Both are getting up there in age and are not impossible to replace in the draft, but either taking a pay cut could go a long way to keeping them in Tampa.
As for the younger players, there are names like Ronald Jones that are almost assuredly done, and then a few others that could be battling for roster spots after weak 2021 seasons (such as Jaelon Darden and Scotty Miller).
The young receiver depth was a major selling point for this roster at the start of the season, but it wasn’t able to step up when it mattered the most, and Tampa may need to add a few more proven commodities.
An offseason is never easy when it comes to making the difficult decisions, but the Buccaneers need to do everything in their power to stay as competitive as possible, and that might mean making some difficult cuts at the wire.