The season is far from over for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but with a record of 3-4 and losers of three in a row, times have certainly been better.
With the NFL trade deadline passing later this afternoon, one has to wonder what the Bucs are going to do. At this point, head coach Todd Bowles has said the team is going to listen, but that they will not actively buy or sell.
I suppose we can expect the unexpected at this point, then, right?
If the Bucs wanted to make a couple of moves at the very last minute, these three trades do make some sense.
Trade Number 1: A deal for tight end Hunter Henry
The New England Patriots figure to be sellers at this year's deadline, and one of the more attractive options they have is tight end Hunter Henry. On the last year of his deal, Henry began the season with a bang, scoring his lone pair of touchdowns in the first two weeks.
Since then, he's cooled off and has totaled 23 receptions for 238 yards and those two scores on the season. The Bucs have Cade Otton, but could use help. Henry would give Baker Mayfield a legitimate receiving threat at the position who can go up and get it in the red zone.
At 28 years old, Henry would also have an opportunity to prove he deserves another contract. Maybe, he sticks around in Tampa Bay as a long-term fit. In New England, he hasn't been used as often as he probably would have liked, especially considering the Patriots like to pay and use multiple tight ends for some reason.
A sixth rounder would be fair, and not too costly, to see if he could give this offense a lift going forward.