The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an enormous amount of talent on the offensive side of the ball. Starting with the likes of Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette and eventually Chris Godwin, the team definitely has weapons.
With that said, the Brady era in Tampa has shown us that nearly every available free agent will be rumored heading to the Buccaneers. Today is no different.
“If OBJ rides this out, let’s say he rides it out, he’s looking healthy, he still hasn’t signed and it’s like, ‘Hey, I’m back in the mix in November. I’m running,’” Robinson stated on the “You Pod to Win the Game” podcast. “I think if Tampa Bay is where they expect to be in November, I absolutely think that Tampa Bay is the kind of team that could say, ‘Hey man, let’s just go do this. Let’s go win this.’”
“And Tom Brady and Odell Beckham Jr. are close. They have a really good relationship. Gisele and OBJ are close, they’re really good friends. And I think Tom is very influential when it comes to people that are in his circle, okay, and OBJ is in Tom’s circle.”
After sustaining an ACL injury during the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl triumph, Beckham underwent surgery in February. Since then, he has been recovering in order to return for the season, and it’s feasible that he will be ready to play again by the middle of the campaign. If so, Beckham will be seeking a contract with a contender to increase his chances of winning another championship.
Yes, the Buccaneers do have a solid group of wide receivers. As mentioned earlier, the Bucs have Evans and recently signed Russell Gage presently at the top of the depth chart. With Godwin’s return date not set the team still has Breshad Perriman, Jaelon Darden, Cyril Grayson, Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller. The question seems to be, will the Bucs NEED Beckham Jr. in November? That question is easily answered by looking back at last year’s playoffs and how injuries hurt the offense.
The Brady Factor!
Not to be overlooked, Brady and Beckham Jr. are friends off the field and both have shown interest in playing with each other. The takeaway is, yes, if the opportunity arises, the Bucs should definitely be all-in on the OBJ sweepstakes.
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