5 realistic free agents Buccaneers could sign in 2024

Tampa Bay can improve the roster without breaking the bank this offseason.
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There’s a very obvious list of things the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to take care of this offseason, but improving the roster is bigger than simply re-signing some key players.

Last year Tampa Bay surprised everyone by winning the division for a third straight year and not ending its season until the NFC Divisional Round. Bringing back the key players who helped make that happen is a step toward running things back, but there will need to be additions made to get the team over the hump.

Unlike the situation last offseason, the Bucs have a ton of cap space to play with and plenty of wiggle room to make some moves. This doesn’t mean the front office will go nuts, but it does afford the Bucs to widen its free agent scope.

5 realistic free agents Buccaneers could sign in 2024

AJ Dillon, RB

It’s not an obvious area of need, but the Buccaneers would be wise to look at some running back help in free agency. The team could also look at the draft for help, but Todd Bowles has said he’d like the team to add someone and AJ Dillon might be the perfect player for the job.

Lat year was a total letdown for Dillon, who finished with less than 700 yards and use two rushing touchdowns. He’s been battling injuries which contributed to him being unable to fully step up in place of Aaron Jones when he went down.

We’ve seen what he can do when healthy, though, and he could be the perfect complementary back to what White provides to the offensive attack. He likely play a similar role to what he'd did up in Green Bay alongside Jones, serving as more of a bowling ball back to that would give the Bucs an extra dynamic in short yardage situations and on the goal line.

That last bit is the important one, as the Bucs didn’t have a big back to help them move the chains which forced them to either give the ball to White or try and create a play and make things more complicated than they needed to be.