Rumor: Buccaneers are still in the market for offensive playmakers after Brady signing

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Seemingly out of nowhere, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snagged arguably the best quarterback of all time on the second day of the legal tampering period. Tom Brady is now a Buccaneer, and rumor has it, Tampa Bay isn’t done yet.

Reportedly, the Bucs are still in the market for more offensive playmakers. With Mike Evans, Chirs Godwin and O.J. Howard already on the roster, anymore talent is a luxury at this point.

According to the rumors, Tampa Bay would like to add another threat at running back as well as some more speed at the wideout position.

Whispers of a potential Todd Gurley trade have made its way around the league this offseason, mostly because of Gurley’s contract and his declining production. Putting him in a backfield where he won’t have to tote the rock upwards of 20 times per game would suit him well, which is something the Bucs can offer with Ronald Jones and Peyton Barder already on the team. Tampa would just need to work out a restructured contract if they seriously want to make this happen.

With the speedy Robby Anderson still available, he could certainly be a possibility for Tampa. He may come with a cheaper price tag than initially expected since he hasn’t garnered much attention yet.

If the team engages in trade talks with the Rams regarding Gurley, they could try to throw Brandin Cooks in the deal as well, although Tampa will have to give up a lot of assets to make that a realistic possibility.

The addition of Brady alone has many fans and pundits believing the Bucs are serious contenders in the NFC. Giving him anymore weapons to play with will only heighten those expectations.