Was Devin White honestly thinking about the reaction from Buccaneers fans when he got on Twitter?
Jokes have become a commonplace on social media. People Tweet things all the time for the sake of getting laughs and reactions, but there is always a time and a place. Sometimes these jokes miss, and Devin White saw this first-hand after a Tweet went out regarding his future with the Buccaneers.
The Tweet was quickly deleted after a volatile fan reaction, but anyone who wants to see it can find it here with a bit of scrolling. Tweets may not last forever, but screenshots certainly do.
White was clearly making a comment about the Rams being the second team to host and win a Super Bowl after the Buccaneers and joking about next year following that same trend, but Twitter is not the place to find rational thought.
To be fair to the people online, a young star like White with free agency potentially approaching talking about jumping ship can be a scary thing. Context matters, but again, this is not the focus of social media.
The joke fell flat, but the fears of the fans remain. The Buccaneers already have a mountain of free agents that could be on their way out the door this offseason, and the thought of one of the young bright spots on the roster leaving too can easily play into the larger fears.
White almost assuredly isn’t going anywhere. We are likely one year away from seeing him become one of the highest-paid players at the position, and White’s consistency and leadership should be a cornerstone on this roster for years to come.
There are plenty of things to worry about this offseason as a Buccaneers fan, but Devin White going anywhere certainly shouldn’t be one of them.
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