The Buccaneers have found a bit of cap space as the season is about to kick off. Who could this be for when it’s all said and done?
You have to hand it to Buccaneers fans; they are some of the most optimistic group of people on the face of the planet (most of the time).
Some claim they were never worried about Brady coming back. Others claimed that they would sign every big-name receiver that entered the open market despite Tampa never being a free agent destination. Others say Blaine Gabbert could win with a roster like this.
Optimism isn’t a bad thing, even if it does have to be tempered from time to time. That is what is going on here.
After the Buccaneers restructured Shaq Mason’s deal, they found themselves with a bit more money. The fans ran with this accordingly.
In reality, the Bucs are likely going to sit on this money for a rainy day and in the event of an injury to a starting-caliber player, but some fans see this as a move that could be a precursor to a Rob Gronkowski return.
Gronk has been clear that he is done with football and isn’t coming back, but to be fair to the dreamers out there, the Bucs probably do have enough money to pay Gronk after a move like this with Mason, and it also seems like every person in Gronkowski’s life is doing very little to actually shut these rumors down.
Again, it probably isn’t time to start getting excited about anything like this happening yet, but one does have to wonder if seeing his teammates out on the field would do anything along the lines of inspiring the Hall of Fame tight end into returning when seeing that the money could also be right.
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