Rare NFL Air For Brent Grimes

January 2nd, 2017
Four in a row

Four in a row

Ageless Brent Grimes had a hell of a year for the Buccaneers, but he also vaulted himself into an NFL spotlight that will carry over to next season.

Grimes now holds a mark of high status in the pass-happy NFL. Per Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com, Grimes is the only player in the NFL with at least four interceptions in each of the last four seasons (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

No surprise that Grimes was a Pro Bowler after the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons, and currently he’s an alternate for the game later this month in Orlando.

Grimes, who turns 34 next summer but shows no age, has just one more year left on his contract, $6.5 million 2017.

Joe thinks it would be a great idea to offer Grimes another year on his contract right now. The guy is a picture of fitness and a standout player.

The Bucs certainly have rewarded lesser players in past year. And if Grimes accepted, then the Bucs avoid the risk of losing.

As Grimes’ famous wife Miko has said on her podcast, the Grimes family and most other NFL families, are with their teams for the paycheck. Period.

Joe doesn’t want to see Grimes¬†run off to, say, Houston after next season because they dropped a big deal in his lap.

35 Responses to “Rare NFL Air For Brent Grimes”

  1. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Man she Blood raw wit it.

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Another year? No way. The Bucs need to draft another CB (or sign one) to get ready for next year.

  3. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    DB’s frequently play very well into their 30’s. Let’s face it…they’re not in the most hard hitting position on the field and so their bodies don’t take the same damage as linemen and linebackers.

  4. Waterboy Says:

    I think they should draft another CB at some point this year to add more competition but I think they have Ryan Smith penciled in as Grimes replacement in another year or 2.

  5. lurker Says:

    joe keep overrating this guy.

    and what did hargreaves do this year?

  6. webster Says:

    No way do you give him another year. Players at his age are known to fall off the cliff without warning. Look no further than revis. Coming into this season, he was still viewed in the top 5 for cbs. He performed nowhere near top 5. Grimes is doing exactly what the bucs signed him for which is a two year stop gap. By then, maybe smith will be ready to start or we would have drafted another high round cb. If not, then we revisit grimes depending on his play at that time.

  7. Chris Says:

    I would not want to count on a 36 yr old Grimes. Outstanding year, but cbs in their middle to late 30s are unheard of

  8. Rojas Says:

    Malik Hooker declares for the draft. One of the players I want.

  9. R.O. Says:

    What did VH3 do this year? He started every game and had a solid rookie year.

  10. BringBucsBack Says:

    I don’t want to be a negative Ned after a year of much-improved CB play but, I wouldn’t mind having 1 or 2 larger CBs. Our guys were overmatched many times this year based on size alone. I don’t think we are settled at the position, by any means.

  11. Artemis Rand Says:

    For 6.5 million Grimes is an out-and-out BARGAIN.

    Re-sign him. Hell, re-sign him to a 2 year deal.

    His “wife” worries me a bit though. Hopefully the media doesn’t give her any attention and/or the team muzzles her.

    That said, Jameis Winston is NOT Ryan Tannyhill. (Yea, the Dolphins in the playoffs are about as irrelevant as a fish with a bicycle. Them and the Texans. I betcha us, the Redskins, and the Ravens could wipe the floor with the Dolphins and Texans.)

  12. Artemis Rand Says:

    VH3 has a bit of Donnie Abraham/Ricky Reynolds in him.

    Nothing flashy but does EVERYTHING well.

  13. Artemis Rand Says:

    @ BringBucsBack:

    I’d love to get a 6′-4″ CB; we had one, Myron Lewis, and well, I’ll just leave that right there…

  14. Artemis Rand Says:

    So who is the DC if/when Brian Dennehy (Mike Smith) leaves ?

  15. aralwood Says:

    vs Bucs Vernon Hargreaves

    Targets: 127 (Most)
    Receptions: 86 (Most)
    Yardage: 1271 (Most)
    TD: 6 (tie-6th)

    Needless to say we need another cb. Keep Grimes as long as we can.

  16. ElioT Says:

    No telling where this team would be if Mark Dumbinik would have signed Grimes and Sean Smith three years ago instead of trading for the most selfish, over rated a**turd in the league coming off a knee injury.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have plenty of money and will have next year…..sign the man….I think he has two solid years left…..let a younger player develop like Ryan Smith (thought they were thinking moving him to safety)……but I would wait to see what is available in FA & the draft……we have the Verner money to play with at CB.
    I have been somewhat impressed with Elliot and Josh Robinson is great at ST…..we have a pretty good crew at CB…….and don’t forget Hey Jude!!!

  18. BucinJAX Says:

    Add a year to his contract. Cheap insurance. If Grimes slows down move him to nickel. That sure worked with Ronde.

  19. webster Says:

    @ bucnjax

    Ronde played nickle his whole career except his last year when he played safety. He started games on the outside, but when the bucs would bring in the nickle package, they slid him inside due to his ability to blitz and tackle ie a defacto linebacker. Come on man. Thats buc fan 101 right there. It had nothing to do with him slowing down.

  20. BucinJAX Says:

    webster, give me a break, I’m old. I must have been remembering his move to safety.

  21. Matt Says:

    And Tandy had 4 picks, not done by a Buc safety since Rondes last year.

  22. webster Says:

    @ bucinjax

    Break is giving lol

  23. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Im fine with letting him walk after next season. Hopefully we will have his replacement established by then. Or if need be draft his replacement in the 2018 draft. Starting rookies is a normal thing these days. Im not too worries. Grimes has been a great addition, but we will eventually need to replace him, no need to have him pull a vincent jackson and keep him past his expiration date.

    Not to say i dont think we couldnt use him past the 2017 season. If we did extend him i would be just as happy. But please Mr. licht, make sure you have a back up plan for when grimes loses his battle with father time.

  24. Tom S. Says:

    GM Joe believes that Brent Grimes, who will be 35 when his contract is done could have a bidding war for his services and that the Bucs should get in on paying up early to avoid the Texans from swooping in with a huge deal?

    When is the last time GM Joe saw a corner get a big-time deal at age 35? How’s GM Joe’s favorite Bucs acquisition Darrelle Revis doing at 31?

  25. vortexx66 Says:

    Lurker, you are a moron. Just saying.

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Grimes had mostly a good 2nd half of the year, but the reason he made so many plays is because teams didn’t fear throwing at him because he got beat so often. For every good play you can point to there’s at least 3 bad ones – at least. Again as the season went along and the d-line hot better, he got better – which is how it should be – but man, saying ageless and pro-bowl? Nah.

  27. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Grimes got beat on occassion, but every CB does. Especially in a new system with safeties not helping when they should be. Grimes was excellent all season. He rarely made bad plays. And made a lot more good ones than bad. If you honestly think grimes played poorly this season, i challenge you to review the tape. He isnt a shutdown corner, but for the price we pay him and compared to what we’ve had since Ronde retired, he is far and away the best CB we’ve had in a while.

  28. mike10 Says:

    I see Licht offering him another year for 15 million

  29. lurker Says:

    vortexx, go eat a turd and go to bed before your momma takes away your interwebs

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    Remember all the plays Talib and Revis made while here? Oh right – of course you don’t since teams were afraid to throw their direction.

    Most good corners only have one or two really good stat years – then quarterbacks tend to not throw their direction much.

    VH3 I thought had a decent-to-good rookie year. Rookie corners are hard to know much about however, good teams with depth tend not to play rookies all that much. For example Ronde didn’t play at all his first season and I don’t think he started until he was half-way through year 2. Year 3 is when he was a starter and year 4 he had his big 10 int year, which is still amazing.

    I love VH3’s swagger, I think he’ll end up being a very very good player, but as with everything – we shall see how he builds on his rookie year.

  31. PRBucFan Says:

    Overrated? Im disappointed in you Lurker lol

  32. PRBucFan Says:

    He’s had many many more than 1 good year.

  33. PRBucFan Says:

    And for those worried about signing him to another year have you not seen our CB depth? We need ALL the help we can get, starting with keeping our current starters.

    Bucs lead the league in cap space, so don’t act like his signing would even leave a mark on that.

  34. MegaDaveUK Says:

    She has a podcast?!?! lololol

  35. Mixtmeta4 Says:

    This is not Belichick’s Patriots we’re discussing here. It’s Koetter’s Bucs. They have made the secondary, our long-time Achilles’ heel into an asset. Ryan needs time and reps to improve, and so does VH3. Why screw with the chemistry now? Grimes IS a bargain at $6.5M. Extend him. He has shown no signs of falling off a cliff, unlike Revis, who had clearly lost a step in Tampa. Pay the man who’s earned it.