4 former Tampa Bay Buccaneers we’d like to see return in 2024

There are a few familiar faces hitting free agency things year we'd love to see back in Tampa Bay.

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Aaron Rodgers suffering a season-ending injury defined the New York Jets' season, but their Week 1 game wasn't a loss specifically because of Jordan Whitehead's heroics.

Losing Rodgers wrecked the Jets season, but all of the issues were on the offensive side of the ball. Robert Saleh's defense was the reason New York managed to win seven games. Whitehead helped lead that charge right away, helping the team to a Week 1 win over Buffalo by picking off Josh Allen three times in the 22-16 win.

He ended up with only one more interception the rest of the season, but his play in one of the league's best defenses made Bucs fans miss him even more as things went downhill with Ryan Neal in Tampa Bay. Whitehead is a free agent this offseason and there's a chance he flies under the radar, something the Bucs need to take advantage of.

Even if he's someone who garners a lot of attention, bringing him back to Tampa Bay would help add important depth to an extremely thin safety room. Christian Izien was a stud last year, but he's still a second-year undrafted free agent who has room for improvement. That's where Whitehead could add extra value, as he knows Todd Bowles' defense and would not only fit right back in but could help take someone like Izien and elevate his game.

We saw that Whitehead is still capable of playing at a high level, and the Bucs would be foolish to not want him back in the building.