Complacency kills in the NFL. The Buccaneers are coming off the back of two great seasons, but there are always moves to make.
Even the best teams in the NFL have to learn how to stay busy in an ongoing effort to get better every year. The Buccaneers might look like they’re in a great spot right now, but they will need a solid plan and perhaps an influx of talent if they want to make it past teams like the Rams en route to a Super Bowl this season.
Fortunately for everyone, there are some pretty easy and obvious moves for the Bucs to make that will keep them relevant in 2022 and even beyond that point.
Sign a free agent tight end
The current room isn’t going to cut it. Rookies are basically a wash at the position. Cameron Brate has been the epitome of mediocrity for most of his career.
Even if you love Brate’s upside as the TE1 and think there is some space for Cade Otton in the offense, anyone has to realize that Ko Kieft is no TE3 and this team needs one more veteran for the role.
It doesn’t matter who it is; the Bucs need to get busy in this tight end free agency market or they are going to be severely depleted at this position come the start of the season.