Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Giants’ TE Evan Engram
With the Bucs already rostering three starting-caliber tight ends in Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate, this move on paper doesn’t make much sense. But if you look back at the last two years for the Bucs, it wouldn’t really be that surprising.
The Bucs didn’t need a wide receiver and they signed Antonio Brown. They didn’t need a running back and they signed Leonard Fournette. They didn’t need a tight end and they signed Gronk. Sensing a trend here? If the Bucs like a player, they haven’t cared what their depth looked like at the time. They will attack and sign any player that they like, and Evan Engram is a perfect fit for the Bucs’ offense.
A separation is likely for Engram and the Giants, as things haven’t really materialized like both sides hoped when the Giants drafted him. He is in the final year of his contract, and the Giants have made no efforts to try to retain him.
If the Bucs go and acquire Engram and continue to add to their Super Bowl-defending roster, it will make things even scarier for opposing defenses.