Buccaneers: How LeSean McCoy’s signing affects Tampa Bay’s backfield

Sep 22, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs the ball during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were rumored as a team that could sign Devonta Freeman or another free agent running back during the offseason. Instead, the Buccaneers decided to go the cheaper route, inking LeSean McCoy to a one-year deal for the 2020 season.

The veteran running back, who spent the 2019 season with the Kansas City Chiefs, now gives Tampa Bay a crowded backfield. Besides McCoy, the Buccaneers already employ Ronald Jones, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and Dare Ogunbowale at the running back position.

While McCoy’s name brings intrigue, it remains to be seen what his role with Tampa Bay will look like. Earlier in his career, McCoy would’ve been handed the starting job once he put pen to paper. But at this point in his career, McCoy is likely going to be utilized in spurts during the upcoming season.

Knowing Bruce Arians, it’s tough to predict what McCoy’s role with the team is going to be. While we won’t know his role until we see him in action, all we can do is predict what is going to transpire for the Buccaneers. In light of that, how does McCoy’s signing affect Tampa Bay’s backfield in 2020?

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