It’s been reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be moving on from veteran free agents, which is certainly a step in the right direction for the Buccaneers.
It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at a bit of a crossroads right now as a franchise. Now that the Tom Brady-era appears to be coming to a close, all of the veteran chickens that the Buccaneers brought in on short-term deals to try and capitalize on the limited Super Bowl window are coming home to roost. The Bucs are strapped for bucks, and it looks like they will be in quarterback purgatory for the time being.
As such, the Buccaneers have a lot of decisions to make with their immense list of impending unrestricted free agents, which is a cornucopia of both veteran, and young players that have contributed in Tampa Bay to various degrees. The wise thing for the Bucs to do would be to lock-in their younger talented players to deals, so the franchise doesn’t fall off a cliff, as they’ve bene prone to do in the past.
Fortunately, that’s just what the Buccaneers appear to have planned.
While this is the tip of the iceberg, these all should pretty much be no-brainers. While Scotty Miller and Breshad Perriman might be a tough pill to swallow for some, the wide receiver room is crowded, and at the end of the day this is a business. As for the second half of that list, those players were all solid at one time, but unfortunately that time wasn’t in Tampa Bay. On the topic of wide receivers, Julio Jones may have flashed some of his past brilliance, but the Bucs have to consider not only their present, but their future as well, and you got to do what you got to do.
Make no mistake about it, the waters back to relevance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be rough. Fortunately, it appears the pirate ship is steered in the right direction to get there.