Bucs Free Agency Primer: Offensive Line

With Free-Company proper across the nook, the Bucs are confronted with changing 11 starters between their offense and protection. That quantities to at least one whole aspect of the ball. With the retirements of Tom Brady and Ali Marpet this 12 months’s offseason will look totally different than final 12 months’s “Run it Again” philosophy.

With that mentioned, GM Jason Licht mentioned throughout interviews on the NFL Scouting Mix that Tampa Bay shall be attempting to retain a lot of their personnel from the 2021 season. Under we’ll have a look at the beginning roles presently vacant supplying you with three choices that the Bucs could have a look at to fill the void. Choice A would be the earlier 12 months’s incumbent (or in his absence the most effective obtainable choice available on the market), choice B would symbolize a mid-level exterior free agent, and choice C will look in the direction of an unproven or in any other case dangerous flyer.

This sequence shall be damaged up into three items. Offensive Playmaker, Offensive Line and Protection.


Choice A- Ryan Jensen

Jensen is on the prime of his recreation. He has proven to be a high-level go protector, a robust communicator and a strong run blocker within the Bucs gap-blocking scheme. As well as, he brings a mean-streak mentality that helps elevate the angle of all the line. The best way Jensen will win and end a block can provide all the offense a morale enhance. With all of that mentioned, Jensen is on the improper aspect of 30 and is reportedly seeking to reset the middle marketplace for the second time in his profession. If he does, he’ll almost definitely value himself out of the Bucs vary. Projection: 3 years, $37.5 million

Ravens C Bradley Bozeman – Picture by: USA Right this moment

Choice B- Bradley Bozeman

4 years in the past the Bucs signed an offensive lineman from Baltimore to be their beginning heart. That contract turned out to be a worth as Ryan Jensen ascended to a prime 5 heart within the league. Tampa Bay simply may need to attempt to return to that effectively once more. Bozeman has improved as a go blocker annually he has been within the league, and works out of a niche system in Baltimore. He ought to be capable of transition simply into Bruce Arians’ offense. Projection: 3 years, $22.5 million

Choice C- Austin Reiter

Reiter has solely began one season in his profession, and comes with loads of warts. He could be summarized as a Jekyl/Hyde participant. Reiter makes his residing as a plus go protector. His lack of dimension and energy make him a legal responsibility within the operating recreation. Reiter might be an awesome choice as a veteran signing to assist push Robert Hainsey for a beginning function. Plus, Reiter additionally could be had for affordable. He’s almost definitely a 1-year, league minimal ($1.12 million) deal.


Choice A- Alex Cappa

Cappa has steadily improved all features of his recreation annually he has performed, turning right into a dependable piece on an awesome offensive line. He would assist preserve some semblance of continuity on the inside, and nonetheless has room to proceed to develop and enhance. He gained’t come low cost although. Cappa will seemingly get a 4-year pact within the neighborhood of $35-37 million.

Bucs RG Alex Cappa

Bucs RG Alex Cappa – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

Choice B- Trai Turner

Turner has been elite up to now, however these days have been over three years in the past. Nevertheless, Turner confirmed he nonetheless has the power to be a median starter final 12 months in Pittsburgh. At 3 years, $16-18 million, he represents respectable worth in AAV, although a little bit of a fear in time period size.

Choice C- AJ Cann

Cann is a below-average starter, however represents an above-average backup. That makes him the right candidate to be a 1 12 months veteran introduced in to push Aaron Stinnie in camp. Projection: 1 12 months, $3 million.


Choice A- Austin Corbett

Corbett has confirmed to be scheme versatile and reveals effectively as a go protector. He’ll command a pay day similar to that of Alex Cappa. Projection: 4 years, $35-38 million

Choice B- Connor Williams

Williams is a strong, but unspectacular choice. He won’t ever be the most effective or the worst hyperlink in a unit. His tape will present some ugly reps in go safety, however he provides you with common play for an inexpensive value. Search for a 3-year contract round $18 million.

Choice C- AJ Cann

Chances are high the Bucs gained’t threat their inside line with each guard spots being crammed with Choice C gamers or rookies. So I really feel snug itemizing Cann as the choice C for each guard spots. Projection: 1 12 months, $3 million.


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