All Eyes Now On Eric WrightApril 22nd, 2013
In the wake of the trade for Darrelle Revis Sunday, and barring the Bucs trading up to the late first round to grab a corner (or perhaps drafting one in the second round), the Bucs starting cornerback opposite Revis will be one Eric Wright.
His life is about to change drastically, and it’s not because he took a massive pay cut.
With Revis patrolling one side of the field, quarterbacks are unlikely to test him often, unless they enjoy watching pick-sixes go the other way. So when opposing offenses are going to throw long on the Bucs, it’s a virtual certainty that teams will be targeting Wright, early and often, game after game, basically challenging Wright to make a play.
Wright is now in the crossroads of his career. By being a perpetual target by other quarterbacks, if he is up to the challenge he is looking at a big payday since he’s now on a one-year contract.
If Wright is roasted like a bratwurst on a tailgate grill week after week, he will be begging for work next year.
In the Canadian Football League.