The Tennessee Titans have surprised a lot of people not named Evan Winter with their post-season run up to this point. Either Cinderella’s story gets to continue, or the Kansas City Chiefs will move one step further than they did in last year’s post-season.
Either way, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could look to each roster looking to steal some talent from each side when free-agency begins this March.
2020 FREE-AGENTS: TENNESSEE TITANS
ILB, Daren Bates (29) | WR, Cameron Batson (24)
CB, Tramaine Brock (32) | RT, Jack Conklin (26)
ILB, Kamalei Correa (26) | FB, Anthony Firkser (25)
RB, David Fluellen (28) | DE, Reggie Gilbert (27)
RB, Derrick Henry (26) | WR, Darius Jennings (28)
DT, Austin Johnson (26) | RT, Dennis Kelly (30)
QB, Marcus Mariota (26) | CB, Chris Milton (27)
OG, Kevin Pamphile (29) | TE, MyCole Pruitt (28)
CB, Logan Ryan (29) | WR, Tajae Sharpe (25)
CB, LeShaun Sims (27) | CB, Tye Smith (27)
FREE-AGENT FOCUS: TE, MYCOLE PRUITT
Sprinkled into the back-and-forth surrounding Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been speculation Jason Licht might look to move one of their two valuable tight ends. And There’s no right answer on which guy to move, really.
O.J. Howard would bring back much more in return as part of a trade, but Cameron Brate would save more money. The Bucs aren’t exactly strapped for cash, but money is freedom, and any NFL franchise would like a little more of it.
Either way, if Tampa Bay moves on from either of them, they’ll have left a significant hole in their tight end room. MyCole Pruitt is a potential candidate to add some depth to the tight end group, and could play a role backing up either Howard or Brate.
2020 FREE-AGENTS: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
TE, Blake Bell (29) | CB, Bashaud Breeland (28)
CB, Morris Claiborne (30) | CB, Kendall Fuller (25)
QB, Chad Henne (35) | DT, Chris Jones (26)
WR, Marcus Kemp (25) | LB, Darron Lee (25)
S, Jordan Lucas (27) | RB, LeSean McCoy (32)
QB, Matt Moore (36) | DE, Emmanuel Ogbah (26)
DE, Mike Pennel (29) | LB, Reggie Ragland (26)
CB, Keith Reaser (29) | WR, Demarcus Robinson (25)
FB, Anthony Sherman (31) | LB, Terrell Suggs (37)
RB, Spencer Ware (28) | TE, David Wells (25)
DT, Xavier Williams (28) | C, Stefen Wisniewski (31)
OT, Andrew Wylie (26) | TE, Deon Yelder (25)
FREE-AGENT FOCUS: CB, KENDALL FULLER
The Kansas City Chiefs have some tough decisions to make this off-season as their salary cap situation isn’t the greatest, and will require some fancy financing to keep this Super Bowl contender intact.
Kendall Fuller may be one of the guys who escapes into free-agency because of it, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be wise to sit down and have a conversation or two with the soon to be 25-year old defensive back.
Notice I wrote defensive back there. Fuller has the requisite skills to play outside, but is most successful in the slot. However, the Chiefs have also played Fuller at safety this year, and he’s looked like a guy with a lot of potential doing so.
Versatile. We know the Bucs like the word, and Fuller is the definition of it. They also happen to have a need trying to solidify their starting safety position.
Fuller spent two years with the Washington Redskins before spending the last two (including this year) with the Chiefs. Perhaps he’d be open to spending the next two in Tampa. And the Bucs might find a starting safety to play next to Jordan Whitehead in the process.
This AFC Championship Game promises to be a good one. As you watch it, imagining or remembering what it might be like for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be playing this weekend, take a look at these upcoming free-agents who may be playing in pewter (or whatever color scheme the team has) in 2020.