Tampa Bay trades for David Johnson
Near the end of the 2019 season, Arians expressed his support for Ronald Jones after struggling in a game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. But that doesn’t mean that Jones will be the starting running back next season.
In his first two seasons in the NFL, Jones has been wildly inconsistent in Tampa Bay’s backfield. The former second-round pick has averaged just 3.9 yards per carry so far in his career. Also, Peyton Barber is set to become a free agent this offseason after having a decent-sized role in the Buccaneers offense since 2016.
With the uncertainty surrounding the backfield, Arians could give a call to his former team. In an attempt to improve the running back position, Arians could look to acquire David Johnson from the Arizona Cardinals.
Of course, there are injury concerns with Johnson, but his best years came when Arians was in Arizona. Besides the injury woes, Johnson also carries an expensive $14.1 million cap hit in 2020. All that being said, there’s a chance that the Buccaneers are a team that expresses interest in Johnson.