While Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL at spreading the ball around, there are still way too many mouths to feed on the Buccaneers.
While the Buccaneers do still have some time for players on their team to surprise them, the window is closing for receiver Scotty Miller.
Miller is doing almost everything right in practice and did well in the first preseason game despite not showing up on the stat sheet, yet his position on the roster for the future is still rather shaky.
The Bucs currently have three undrafted rookie receivers that are making a decent case to make the roster. Adding these three faces to the duo of Tyler Johnson and Jaelon Darden is going to make cracking the roster difficult for Miller.
While the Bucs may decide that sticking with the proven guy is the better option for a season with so much on the line, trading Miller, as suggested by Alex Kay, is the right decision.
Kay is right on the money with his evaluation of Miller and and the Bucs.
Even if people haven’t come around to the idea just yet, it isn’t like Miller is a lock to make the roster as others believe. The Bucs aren’t going to cut Darden after just one season, and Johnson was the best player on the field for his team in the last game.
The space just isn’t there to confidently say anything about a guy in the last year of his deal with a limited route tree, and trying to get any capital back for a guy that will have a small market still makes sense.
It won’t be easy to stomach, but the Buccaneers need to do the right thing here. The future is bright in Tampa. That future just may not have Scotty Miller in it.
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