The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the defending Super Bowl Champions and they look ready to compete for another one. They are 6-1 right now and they have shown no signs of slowing down. However, they could use some help in the secondary, and considering a trade for Denver Broncos cornerback Kyle Fuller could make sense.
Somehow, at 44-years of age, Tom Brady looks as good as ever. The offense is humming as he is re-writing the history books for the quarterback position. He is showing no signs of slowing down and is succeeding no matter who is in the lineup.
Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski have both missed time with injuries, but the Buccaneers have an embarrassment of riches to compensate for their time sidelined. Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones are controlling the backfield, both averaging a solid 4.4 yards per carry.
The defense continues to do its thing, as they have the best run defense in the NFL, surrendering 67.4 yards per game on the ground. They are giving up only 21 points per game as well, which is more than sufficient when you have an offense that scores as prolifically as the Buccaneers do.
The only true question mark on this team right now is the defensive backfield. They have been decimated by injuries throughout the season, rotating in cornerbacks throughout the season. They have lost Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy-Bunting to Injured Reserve. Richard Sherman signed after the season began, appeared in three games and is now injured himself.
The team could use some reinforcements in the secondary, and The Ringer believes they can find some help in the form of Denver Broncos cornerback, Kyle Fuller.
Fuller was cut by the Chicago Bears in the offseason and signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Broncos. Denver now has a gluttony of corners, as Fuller is fourth on the depth chart behind star rookie Patrick Surtain II, Ronald Darby and Bryce Callahan.
Fuller isn’t the player he once was, hence why the Bears cut him and he is buried on the Broncos’ depth chart. But he would be a nice upgrade for a Buccaneers’ unit that needs any help it can get.
Tampa Bay is in win-now mode, so they should be aggressive in pursuing some veteran additions in their secondary. As things are currently situated, the secondary is a major weak spot. They are putting a lot of pressure on their pass rush to consistently get home, otherwise, teams will begin picking them apart through the air.
The Ringer offered up a deal for Fuller and a 2022 fifth-round pick heading to the Buccaneers, with the Broncos receiving a 2022 third-round pick and 2022 fifth-round pick.