With the season nearly half way over, I’m sure most Bucs fans know GM Jason Licht’s contract is up at the end of the season. During his time as Bucs GM, Licht has made a lot of moves, some good, some bad, and some downright ugly.
The Good : Jason Licht has had successes in the draft that have turned into impactful additions, particularly after the first round. Picking up Kwon Alexander in the fourth round was an absolute steal, as was signing WR Adam Humphries as a free agent out of Clemson. Also Ali Marpet was been the Bucs best O-lineman since drafted late in the second round.
The Bad : Licht has consistently missed when trying to sign big name free agents. Signing Michael Johnson to a 5 year, 43 million dollar contract was a mistake, registering only 4 sacks in 14 games. Alterraun Verner was another miss, rarely producing anything during his time with the Bucs. This year, Licht signed DeSean Jackson, Chris Baker, and TJ Ward, none of which has lived up to expectations.
The Ugly: Who drafts a kicker in the second round? The drafting of Roberto Aguayo is one of the worst moves in the history of Buccaneer GMs, ranking right at the top with the signing of Alvin Harper in 1995.
Whatever you may think of Licht , these next 9 games will surely decide his fate.