The Buccaneers need to chase value
Trading Scotty Miller does little to keep the Buccaneers in their dominant form, but the mentality associated with moving him would.
Miller is currently the odd man out as training camp is about to begin. Based on the current standing of most of the Buccaneers pass-catchers, there just doesn’t look like a spot is going to be available for Miller come the start of the season.
With Miller looking like a likely cut anyway, starting to shop him would be far from a bad idea.
Some people may not like the idea of getting a fifth or sixth-round pick for a guy that was a fringe starter in the past, but he isn’t that player now, and let’s not completely undervalue what a fifth-round pick does for this team under Jason Licht.
A fifth helps teams trade up. A fifth drafts players like Tyler Johnson. A pick like that down the road gives the Bucs a tiny bit of flexibility, and that is nothing to scoff at when the future without Brady is uncertain.
Holding onto players with some value because of their past makes them worthless. The Bucs need to be ruthless; that will always be one of the ways that the best NFL teams stay great.
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