3 teams that are hoping the Buccaneers botch contract talks with Tristan Wirfs

We're not saying it's going to happen, but if it does...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tristan Wirfs
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One of the most important parts of this Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense has not yet been present for OTAs, and from the looks of things, Tristan Wirfs won't be very involved this offseason.

That is, unless the Bucs and Wirfs were to agree on a new contract.

Arguably the best offensive tackle in football, Wirfs is set to play the 2024 season on the fifth-year option which will pay him over $18 million. But, the way he sees it, Wirfs should be extended and given some long-term security before he steps foot on the field once more.

It's justifiable for the former first-round pick to want a new deal, and hopefully both sides can come to an agreement. However, if they cannot, there are a few teams which will be lurking, hoping negotiations fall apart.

The Raiders could use Tristan Wirfs if one particular player doesn't pan out

The first team that could potentially try and steal Wirfs from the Bucs, whether it be via trade or as a free agent after this season, is the Las Vegas Raiders. Opposite Kolton Miller, the Raiders were going to count on 2022 seventh-round pick, Thayer Munford, to start.

Then, they drafted DJ Glaze in the third round, this year, out of Maryland. Munford was definitely replaceable, and there were many who thought the Raiders could have gone offensive tackle in the first round of this year's draft. Instead, they waited until Round 3 to address the position.

Could Glaze end up being the answer? Absolutely. Would Wirfs be an immediate upgrade and a sure thing? He would.

The Raiders should be watching this situation closely.