5 Buccaneers we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

These guys didn't exactly make an impact.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sean Tucker
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2. Sean Tucker, RB

Speaking of a training camp darling, hello Sean Tucker. As an undrafted free agent, Tucker came in having to prove himself after a heart condition caused him to fall in the draft. Over the course of training camp, Tucker had shown some electric moments.

At times, it was even reported that Tucker was getting some first team reps alongside Rachaad White. If you go back and scour social media during that time period, Bucs fans were raving about this guy. Fantasy football nerds and gurus were gushing over this guy as a dynasty stash; someone who was worth monitoring as having a big impact later on in the season.

Yet, all the hype seemed to do was fuel White even more. He had a career year while taking the majority of running back snaps. Veteran Chase Edmonds earned the bulk of the backup running back work over Tucker, whose opportunity for a breakout was put on hold as a rookie.

Many of us thought he was going to come in and take over the starting role during the regular season, but Tucker did not do that in the end. Now, he goes into Year 2 hoping he can turn things around and remind people what made him so special back at Syracuse.