Verner originally signed with the Bucs back in 2014, when Lovie Smith wanted to build his Tampa 2-style defense and saw in Verner a potential Ronde Barber—a cornerback who could take away the ball and excel in zone coverage. Alas, it was not to be, as Verner disappointed throughout his three-year stint with the Bucs.
That’s not to say that Verner was outright terrible, he just eh.....wasn’t much of anything. He managed a few interceptions, and some nice plays, but also got beat too often and couldn’t really stand out from other Bucs cornerbacks—which, given who he was competing with, is a pretty massive indictment of his play.
Hopefully for him, he’ll do better with the Dolphins. At least he’ll get to stay in Florida, if he even makes their team.