Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Are the Bucs Staying Put?


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht announced they would like and try to keep the team together. Now, as fans we know they need to make some changes. If they stay with the same team, will this season have the same result as last year? These two gentlemen believe that if they stay quiet in free agency, it will be better. The voids that the team has they believe can be filled through the draft. Here is how the Buccaneers will stay quiet in free agency.

The one major thing keeping the Buccaneers from bringing back players or keeping current ones is the salary cap. If they decide to bring back Gerald McCoy, he will have to adjust his contract. Jason Licht would rather cut a player than make him take a pay cut. If McCoy receives his 13 million, Licht will ask for maybe 10 million in salary and a 3 million dollar signing bonus. Cameron Brate is another player who could be asked to restructure his deal.

They even want to bring back DeSean Jackson. If he is kept, we will see what his relationship with Jameis Winston will be like. The Buccaneers have two good receivers in Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Winston also will have OJ Howard back. The Buccaneers will have to rely on the same defense. We will have to see how that works out.

With the draft coming up both gentlemen believe they can fill the voids on offense and defense. As of right now they want to keep the team the way it is.