What the Buccaneers have been able to do on the free agent side of things for the past few years is nothing short of spectacular. Carl Nassib joining the team shows this perfectly.
Jason Licht has put together an overall masterclass during his time as the general manager of the Buccaneers.
This team has continually been able to bring in some of the top names in the NFL that play way better than their modest deals.
This type of thing is partially due to Tom Brady, but you didn’t even see the Patriots bringing in names like this on a yearly basis, so acknowledging Licht and his staff is still totally within the realm of reason.
Despite losing a few key contributors like Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Whitehead, and Alex Cappa during the offseason, the team hasn’t let that slow them down.
Russell Gage, Julio Jones, and Kyle Rudolph were brought in to replace some of Gronk’s reps. Ndamukong Suh was flipped for the cheaper and better Akiem Hicks. Now, Tampa has been able to go out and bring Carl Nassib back against a minor cap hit.
It has been home run after home run for the Bucs, and the Nassib signing is the cherry on top.
Nassib might not be the same guy that left the Buccaneers a few years ago, but his presence as a depth pass-rusher and as a special teamer is going to have a large impact in these aspects of the game.
The Bucs saw a need with the injury to Cam Gill and jumped. Even if this ends up being overkill, it shows that the team is doing everything in its power to keep a dominant roster surrounding Tom Brady.
Bringing in talent is always a great move. Being able to bring in talent that is at or near the veteran minimum is even better.
The Buccaneers remain one of the best teams in the NFL, and signings like this are the reason why.
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