Buccaneers aren’t trading for star running back amidst speculation

Christian McCaffrey, opponent of the Buccaneers (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey, opponent of the Buccaneers (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) /

Christian McCaffrey might be on the market for a trade, but the Buccaneers aren’t going to pursue the often-injured running back.

We might need to nip this one in the bud long before the Buccaneers fanbase is able to run wild with it in a way that eventually burns down the whole town.

Yes, former All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is on the trade block, but the Bucs aren’t going to make this move, and that is good news.

McCaffrey has just become one of many prominent examples against paying running backs. The fantasy football numbers might be spectacular, but the position just doesn’t move the needle like it used to, and the constant injuries for McCaffrey have made it hard for any team to bank on his upside.

The Buccaneers won’t make this trade for a variety of reasons, the least of which being the Panthers would never trade such a player to a rival.

The main reason why this would never happen is due to Tampa’s current use of the position. How would a guy like McCaffrey fit into the running back room? Even with Fournette’s shortcomings, he isn’t going anywhere in his workhorse role (even if to a fault of the offense).

Moving on to the depth, Rachaad White has looked great and needs more reps, not less. That’s it for the depth. The Bucs have been a two-man running back room this season.

Next up is cost. The Bucs don’t have the draft picks or cap space to make a deal like this happen, and that is another blessing when it is all said and done.

The Buccaneers are safe from themselves for right now. Hopefully no one else gets any crazy ideas with this trade as we go forward.

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