The Buccaneers already have way too many weapons in their wide receiver room to make everything work. The trade would help greatly.
One way or another, the Buccaneers are going to have to cut a roster-caliber receiver or three in the coming weeks. Somehow, they have near nine guys who could actually make the active roster, and trying to determine which of the five guys in real competition to earn the final spots is going to be extremely difficult.
The Bucs need to acknowledge that they have a surplus in this area. Everyone can see it. With this information in mind, the team could still see what Scotty Miller can garner on the market.
The Scotty Miller supporters are probably already smoking. Bear with me here.
Miller has put together a great camp. He also looked good in the game last night despite not showing up on the stat sheet. Miller is also still a long shot to make the final roster. All of this can be true at the same time.
The top four is locked up for the Bucs. I would also be willing to bet that Tyler Johnson is not going anywhere after his performance last night, and the Bucs would be silly to cut Darden after just one season and their using him on special teams.
That’s six receivers right there, and we haven’t even mentioned Jerreth Sterns, Cyril Grayson, Kaylon Geiger, Deven Thompkins, Breshad Perriman, etc….
Do you see where this is going?
The Bucs should be able to keep Miller if they roster seven receivers, but every other name on the above list outside of Grayson and Perriman could be more of a long-term option for a team that is starting to become a little top-heavy with the veteran wide receivers.
It is also worth mentioning that guys like Sterns, Thompkins, and Geiger bring a bit more to the table than Miller.
Teams aren’t going to trade for the undrafted guys, Perriman is hurt, and all of that leaves Tampa with Miller being the only guy who could get cut that could also bring some value to the team.
It might not be the right move, but it really is the only one that exists if the Bucs want to get rid of a receiver via trade.
Scotty Miller has a lot of chemistry with Tom Brady and the rest of the Buccaneers offense, so it makes sense that the team will try to keep him if able, but one of these rookies showing out could make this more of a reality if the team gives it time.
There are plenty of teams out there that need wide receiver help. Perhaps they look into Miller as a solution to their problem. The Bucs should at least keep an open mind.
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