Why the Buccaneers should consider a near roster blow-up

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

If Tom Brady is done with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then the Buccaneers should consider cleaning house and starting over.

It’s no secret that the future of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is, shall we say, “up in the air“. As such, the Buccaneers are at a bit of a crossroads, as it pertains to both their present, and future. Of course, there is the off chance that Brady may return to Tampa Bay, but whether he retires or not, the fact of the matter remains that he is an unrestricted free agent.

Speaking of which, when it comes to free agents and salary cap for that matter, the  Bucs or not exactly sitting pretty on the big bucks.

Even without Brady salary, the Buccaneers are looking at about $50 million over next year’s cap. That, coupled with the following list, may spell some trouble.

Yeah. That is certainly not ideal to say the least.

With this being the case, the Bucs may want to consider starting over, as opposed to being in the purgatory, that they have grown accustomed to in recent years before Brady. That’s not to say they should completely blow it up, because they do have a nice core that’s a mixture of young and veteran talent. However, they should allow some of those veteran free agents to walk, as painful as it may be in the case with Lavonte David. As a result, they should prioritize the younger guys on that list such as Jamel Dean and Mike Edwards, if possible.

The future may not look as bright as it once did for the Tampa Bay buccaneers, but that doesn’t mean it has to look bleak. Magic won’t happen overnight, but with this approach, it will be a good start to steer the ship out of rough waters.