With the Bucs possibly in need of a third receiver, the Bucs should dig deep into signing John Brown this offseason.
The Buccaneers are likely going to lose a pair of wide receivers this summer in Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson.
For a while, it seemed that the Bucs were going to be able to hold on to Humphries. However, new rumors have surfaced that the Buccaneers could, in fact, lose Humphries to free agency.
As for Jackson, it seems the Bucs are set to move on from him either by way of trade or a release.
By losing both Humphries and Jackson, the Bucs would lose their entire production from 2018 at the slot receiver position.
Humphries hauled in 815 yards and five touchdowns in 2018 which was his most productive year since entering the league in 2015 while Jackson had 774 receiving yards and four touchdown catches.
With all of that said slot receiver position will be an obvious need this off-season. One option the Bucs should take a close look at is Ravens receiver, John Brown.
Brown is a smaller receiver at just 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, but what he lacks in height he makes up for in speed with a 4.3 40-yard dash time.
On film, Brown is a shifty receiver. Brown uses his elusiveness to sneak behind defenders and burn corners for huge gains.
Brown uses his footwork to lose defenders on the line and in open space is almost impossible to catch.
Despite an injury-plagued 2018 Brown still managed to play all 16 games and put up 715 yards and five touchdowns for Baltimore as he emerged as one of Lamar Jackson’s favorite targets.
In Tampa Brown would have the chance to reunite with his former head coach Bruce Arians.
Bruce Arians coached Brown for four seasons in Arizona. While under Arians Brown combined for a total of 2,515 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Brown makes a lot of sense for this Bucs team. With Brown, not only will they replace Humphries and Jackson, but they may find the speedy deep threat to complement star wide receiver, Mike Evans that they’ve been looking for since 2014.