3 free agent moves from NFC South that Bucs fans can laugh at

As Nelson Muntz would say, "Ha ha!"

New Orleans Saints v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't made a ton of moves outside of bringing back their own players but at least they haven't made some of the boneheaded moves that the rest of their division has. From overpaying an aging, injured quarterback who's won one playoff game to bringing in other inept quarterbacks to bad trades, the Bucs can be thankful they haven't fumbled free agency like their divisional counterparts.

Let's take a look at three moves made by the rest of the NFC South that made Bucs fans laugh.

Falcons signing Kirk Cousins to 4-year, $180 million deal

People kept saying that the Atlanta Falcons are "a quarterback away" from contending so that led to them signing 35-year-old Kirk Cousins to a massive four-year deal worth $180 million. Cousins turns 36 before the season will even begin and he's also coming off an achilles injury, which is tough to come back from even for a young athlete.

Throw in the fact that Cousins has won one measly playoff game during his lengthy NFL tenure and the Falcons are likely going to live to regret this signing. Bucs fans can't help but laugh at how much money Atlanta paid him and the fact that they're likely going to get hit with a hefty punishment after Cousins admitted the two sides had been communicating before free agency began.

Panthers trading Brian Burns for peanuts

In 2022, the Los Angeles Rams offered the Carolina Panthers two first-round picks for Brian Burns. The Panthers said no. Fast forward to present day and the Panthers sent Burns to the New York Giants for a second and fifth-round pick. That's it.

Matt Miller of ESPN gave the Panthers an F for this grade and rightfully so. The Panthers could have had two first-rounders for Burns but then shipped him off for much less. For Panthers fans, this has to be frustrating but for Bucs fans, it's nothing short of hilarious.

Saints signing Nathan Peterman to compete for backup QB job

Once upon a time, the New Orleans Saints had one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Drew Brees. Ever since he retired, however, the Saints have had a hilarious list of quarterbacks who haven't accomplished anything for them.

They overpaid Derek Carr last offseason and we saw how that worked out for them. This offseason, former Bucs starting signal-caller Jameis Winston, who has spent the past four years in the Big Easy, signed with the Cleveland Browns to backup Deshaun Watson. This means that the Saints needed a new "traditional" backup quarterback (even though we all know it'll be Taysom Hill taking those snaps if Carr has to miss time).

Their solution to that was to sign future Hall of Famer (sarcasm, obviously) Nathan Peterman. A former fifth-round pick by the Bills in 2017, it was clear from early in his career that Peterman wasn't cut out to be a starting quarterback. He spent two years in Buffalo, then two years in Las Vegas, and recently two years in Chicago, all as a backup.

If Peterman has to take any snaps for the Saints, their season has become a total dumpster fire, which is what Bucs fans are hoping for!