Rachaad White has a lot of potential in the offense for the Buccaneers in 2022. We’ll see if he ends up meeting his lofty goals.
There have been multiple trends in the NFL over the last decade that are undoubtedly here to stay in the future, such as the emphasis on mobile QBs and pass-first offenses.
As more offenses continue to increase their reliance on their passing game, save for teams that have Derrick Henry, which is an understandable exception to the rule, a clear consequence is the reduction in importance of the running back position.
What was once considered the most important part of a team’s offense and worthy of a massive contract, running backs have rightfully seen a drastic cutback in pay and relevance in the last few seasons.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers third-round draft pick, Rachaad White represents a new meta at the position. While White is a capable runner himself, he has shown wide-receiver level talent catching the ball during his college career, which will adapt well to the changing NFL offensive dynamics.
This extra tool in his pocket will almost certainly land him a spot on the field throughout the season, especially considering how much Tom Brady loves to throw to his running backs historically.
During an appearance on the Jim Rome show, White made it clear that he wasn’t just intending to just be a receiving option a few plays a game though.
White stated that he plans to get into camp and steal the starting running back role away from Leonard Fournette and Giovanni Bernard.
If White can manage to accomplish what he said he’s setting out to do this season, that would be a welcome surprise for Bucs fans who would have a young running back to build around the next few seasons.
Even if White can’t accomplish his starter goal this season, he’s going to get to play behind two talented running backs in Fournette and Bernard that he can learn a great deal from.
The fact that White is trying to get right in there and compete should hopefully be a sign of good things to come from the rookie.
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