What Role Will Adam Humphries Play This Year?


While playing a minor role on Tampa Bay’s Wide Receivers corps, due to very high competition at the position, Adam Humphries has made very crucial catches and quietly managed to amass an impressive total of 1253 receiving yards in his last two seasons with the Bucs. In addition to that, he added three Touchdowns during that time span.

Evan Silva, a columnist from Rotoworld.com, provided an interesting read on Adam Humphries. See article HERE

Adam Humphries has made himself tough for Koetter’s staff to pull off the field as a reliable possession target, last year, finishing No. 3 among all slot receivers in average yards of separation (3.4) with a 73.5% catch rate. The Bucs are wholly uncreative with wideout usage, aligning Humphries in the slot on 82% of his routes while no other Tampa receiver ran more than 21% of his patterns inside. This theoretically gives Humphries a defined, perhaps even an uncontested role on a team that showed its affinity for him with a second-round tender in restricted free agency. – via Evan Silva, Rotoworld.com

It will certainly be interesting to see if the Buccaneers keep using Humphries mainly in the slot next season, as well. According to Silva, as far as lining up their Wide Receivers go, the Bucs should mix it up more. The emergence of second-year player Chris Godwin does not make things any easier for Adam Humphries, either. However, he has proven his worth to this team and should receive his share of snaps, again.

For the first time in seemingly forever, this Tampa Bay Wide Receiving corps is stacked with talent.