With the drama involving Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor ongoing, teams around the league continue to find themselves pulled into the mix.
Until Taylor and the Colts patch things up, rumors of an exit to another team will run rampant. Despite having no money and even less respect from the national media, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers somehow find themselves at the center of this whole debate.
The Bucs have once again been named as a potential landing spot for Jonathan Taylor, which isn't the first time we've heard this nor does it appear it will be the last.
Buccaneers Rumors: NFL.com links Tampa Bay to Jonathan Taylor trade
In a piece looking at potential landing spots for Taylor if the Colts were to trade him, NFL.com's Eric Edholm listed the Buccaneers as a team that makes sense.
There were some obvious hits played, like citing a league-worst rushing attack last year, but he also questioned whether Rachaad White and Ke'Shawn Vaughn can carry the load.
"It’s not as if the Bucs appear to have a sleeping giant in their run game without some upgrades," Edholm writes. "For an offense expected to be led by either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask, beefing up the run game with a workhorse star such as Taylor makes a ton of sense on the surface."
He showed a ton of promise last season, and the Bucs believe they have a future star with White. He's younger, cheaper, and there's a ton of incentive to see what the team has in him before going in a different direction.
This isn't the first time Taylor has been named as some sort of savior for the Bucs backfield, nor is he the first guy to have that bestowed upon him. Saqoun Barkley was a popular name to attach to the Bucs back at the beginning of his contract scuffle with the Giants, which led to some pretty insane trade suggestions.
Taylor is one of the best running backs in the league and would be an obvious upgrade on paper. However, the Bucs don't have the money to pull this off nor do they have interest in once again complicating the salary cap situation over a single player.
Tampa Bay just spend an entire offseason taking its medicine after paying for the Tom Brady years, and doing the same thing again doesn't make a whole lot of sense.