4 free agent cornerbacks Buccaneers could sign to replace Sean Murphy-Bunting
By Josh Hill
2022 Key Metrics
- Targets: 62
- Passes Allowed: 44
- Interceptions: 1
The knee-jerk is to assume that Peters will be too expensive for the Bucs, but it feels like his price is starting to come down for a few different reasons. Right now his market isn’t too hot, which might have to do with missing the last few games of the season with an injury or how he’s known to blow up on the sideline as much as he’s likely to blow up an offense.
Peters has a history of being a little out of control, but his play on the field speaks for itself. He’s an All-Pro cornerback who has been to three Pro Bowls and once led the league in interceptions. But none of those accolades have come this decade, and he’s going to be 30 years old when the new season begins. That all stacks up to a risk, but one the Bucs might be wise to gamble on.
It doesn’t appear as though the price tag on Peters will be terribly high. He’s a prime example of a player looking for a one-year hoping to cash in next offseason. His projected salary is around $7.5 million, which might be aiming a little higher than what he’ll end up getting. If the Bucs can land Peters at closer to $4 million, it might be worth finding ways to dump salary elsewhere on the roster to try and form a pretty solid three-headed cornerback monster of Jamel Dean, Carlton Davis, and Marcus Peters.