NFC keeps getting easier for Buccaneers after recent trade

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers, Carlton Davis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers, Carlton Davis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The NFC was already looking weak for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After another trade, the road to the Super Bowl looks even smoother for the Buccaneers.

This is just getting hilariously ridiculous now. Russell Wilson was sent to the Denver Broncos right before free agency, then during free agency other solid players such as Von Miller, Chandler Jones, and Randy Gregory all jumped ship to the AFC. Add in the Kyler Murray ballyhoo, and the NFC looks like it’s going to be a three-team race between the Bucs, defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, and the Green Bay Packers, as if it was some sort of shocker. Sure, DeShaun Watson may be NFC South bound, but the other three are still head and shoulders above the rest.

Now, ANOTHER move was made that turned the NFL upside down, and the NFC spiraling down.

In a blockbuster move, the Packers are sending Davante Adams, seemingly the only consistent pass-catcher for Aaron Rodgers, to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Stick a fork in them. They’re done.

Of course the Packers always have a shot with Rodgers, but this bombshell knocks them off of the upper echelon. While the AFC, particularly the West, looks like an absolute gauntlet, the NFC, particularly the South, looks like the complete opposite of that.

To put it rather bluntly, the NFC is now a two-team race. The returning Tom Brady and the Buccaneers just need to finally conquer the Rams, who themselves are still looking like an absolute wagon, but they don’t have Brady. Sure, the Rams beat the Bucs twice last season including the playoffs, but the Buccaneers should hopefully be much healthier.

Regardless, unless they somehow meet in the playoffs beforehand, expect a Rams-Buccaneers NFC Championship. The NFC keeps getting weaker and weaker. After this Davante Adams trade, it’s hard to see how it could possibly get worse, or better for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this case.