2022 Key Metrics
- Targets: 32
- Passes Allowed: 22
- Interceptions: 0
If Peters is more of a grand delusion, then Shaquill Griffin might be a more realistic gamble for Tampa Bay to take.
Griffin flamed out hard in Jacksonville, putting him in a position to find a low-price deal that he can use to prove himself ahead of free agency next year. He signed a three-year, $44.5 million contract with the Jaguars back in 2021 but missed most of last season with a back injury.
Things seemed to be going well the year prior, though, as Griffin was one of a few players to accel despite the general awfulness of the short-lived Urban Meyer era. He posted a 72.0 PFF grade in 2021, which seems to be getting lost in his lower grade for last season. Most of that is likely due to Griffin only playing until Week 6, and the Bucs would be betting on him returning to his 2021 form.
He also comes out of the Seattle Seahawks system, which means he has loose ties to new offensive coordinator Dave Canales, although that’s more tangential than an actual selling point. Still, there’s familiarity in the building for Griffin, and a clear opening as the Bucs No. 3 cornerback. His asking price shouldn’t be wildly out of Tampa Bay’s range, as a one-year deal around $3 million might be enough to get something done.