The Buccaneers are in a terrible spot right now, but let’s not pretend they are even close to ever considering trading Tristan Wirfs.
This is a tough time for the Buccaneers. No one on the planet would ever deny that.
Sitting at three and four and on the verge of even making the playoffs is a tough pill to swallow.
Still, the current situation is far easier to live with than this trade proposal is:
Before anyone goes crazy here, let’s get a few things out of the way first.
For starters, the Bucs are on the verge of a rebuild. Like it or not, this house of cards is going to come tumbling down.
Between contracts that are loaded for the future, the loss of Tom Brady, and a coaching staff that obviously doesn’t want to win, the future is bleak in Tampa after this year.
This is the price of going all-in to win championships. No one should dread or fear this period; it is a direct result of some of the best success in franchise history.
Now, with all that being said, the Buccaneers would be out of their minds to trade Tristan Wirfs.
Of all the players to move on from, even for much-needed picks to restart the franchise, Wirfs is dead-last on the list of players worth trading.
As one of the best tackles in football and still on his rookie deal, trading Wirfs for anything outside of four or five first-round picks would be disastrous.
Wirfs is already going to help in a rebuild on his current deal. Teams could spend dozens of picks and never find another guy like him.
As much as we never expected to say this; Tristan Wirfs is not getting traded by the Buccaneers.
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