4 bold offseason predictions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Buccaneers trade Cameron Brate

Ahead of the 2019 trade deadline, many people thought that the Buccaneers were going to trade O.J. Howard. With Arians arriving in Tampa Bay, Howard saw his role in the offense take a slight hit.

Despite his limited role, Howard is still a valuable weapon to have on offense. Given that, the Buccaneers could consider trading the other tight end on the roster, Cameron Brate.

Even though Brate shared targets with Howard, he still finished with 36 receptions for 311 yards and four touchdowns in 2019. Prior to the 2018 season, Brate signed a six-year, $40.8 million extension to remain with the Buccaneers.

As much as his contract could prevent a trade from happening, Brate isn’t too expensive for teams to acquire via trade. Additionally, trading Brate could free up an extra $6 million in cap savings.