The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be defending their Super Bowl title this year after being knocked out of the playoffs last weekend. They recently entered the offseason after their NFC Divisional loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
It’s time Bruce Arians and company to look ahead to the next season, which means looking at the 2022 free agents. Many Tampa Bay players have expiring contracts, including multiple tight ends, linebackers, and running backs. That being said, here are the top three free agents that the Buccaneers should target during the 2022 NFL Offseason.
Buccaneers Free Agent Targets for 2022 NFL Offseason
3. J.D. McKissic – Running Back
The Buccaneers have four running backs entering the offseason as free agents, including Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones. There is a good chance that even if most of them are re-signed by Tampa Bay, there will be some vacancies in the position.
J.D. McKissic, a free agent from the Washington Football Team, would be a perfect backup running back for Fournette. The 28-year-old running back is coming off of a 2-year, $3,270,000 contract.
Fournette missed four of Tampa Bay’s 20 games this season due to a hamstring injury that landed him on Injured Reserve. Arians would be a lot more comfortable going into next season with McKissic as a strong backup in case this situation comes up again.