December 6th, 2018

Among the best.

Some fresh stats from the good people of NFL Films suggest the Bucs have one of the best receivers in the game.

And his name isn’t Mike Evans or DeSean Jackson (though Evans certainly is among the best receivers). That man’s name is Adam Humphries.

Pumping out stats for the TV seen on BSPN, NFL Matchup, NFL Films shows Humphries is among the best slot receivers in the NFL, ranked eighth in the NFL in receiving yards with 486, and fifth in YAC for a slot receiver having racked up 253 YAC yards.

The way Joe sees it, if Humphries finishes the season strong, he very well could be a candidate to be franchised if the Bucs cannot swing a deal to keep him — though that would be very pricy. He is a free agent at the end of the season.

46 Responses to “Underrated?”

  1. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    You can’t franchise him, I’m sorry I love me some Hump, but he is a slot recurve and last I checked franchise tenders are for all WR with no sub class for slot WR. So you can’t pay him like a number one, sorry, you can’t!

  2. PSLBob Says:

    Lot of free agents on the Bucs this year. In my opinion he is to the Bucs what Wes Welker was to the Pats. We need to keep him. Mr. Third Down should be resigned. Forget the Franchising, just get a contract done.

  3. Larry Says:

    Agree!! He is good, but no Mike Evans.

  4. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    He’s the best 5th string WR we ever had

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    Humphries has been the most consistent WR for the Bucs since he arrived. He runs near perfect routes, has some good quicks for separation and excellent hands.

    The guy is money.

    He’s going nowhere but scooping up some of Jackson’s cash.

  6. Jonny Says:

    Humphries isn’t easy to replace. The fact that he has great YAC ratio and the fact that both Jamies and Fitz find him on critical downs tells me he is worth more than his stats suggest. He is worth more than D-Jax in value he brings to the offense. He is worth 4-5 mil a year imo and would be happy to part ways with D-Jax to pay for Hump.

  7. Robert Says:

    trade mike, dropman, evans, pay humphries, make godwin your #1 and get ANY big dumb bloke who can jump up on a certain spot on the field to take evans’ catches. then use those two beast mode TE’s.

    it’s been proven crabman can’t deliver on a “take the top” off the defense throw, so dink and dunk.

    brady would kill with ANY 2 of our WE and/or TE’s

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Best hands on the team and gets us down field. Have to resign him some how.

  9. Aristotle Says:

    Keep the HUMPster! pay the man! Get rid of Desean!

  10. Ptwalk Says:

    @Robert, pls back away from the keyboard.

  11. Eric Says:

    Yeah lets jettison Mike Evans.

    Totally brilliant suggestion!

  12. Skywalker0028 Says:

    Lmao did some say trade Mike Evans. Phfffff dumbest idea ever

  13. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Excellent for what he is asked to do and great security blanket for jameis, not worth a tag at all because there is another humprhies coming out from clemson this year, and there are several every year and bucs have had a few, BUT hump is a really good consistent and hard working player

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    Drop D. Smith and get Greg Little in the first. Awesome o-line is what is going to make this already great offense that much better.

  15. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If you sign Humphries, where will the $ come from to sign Godwin and Howard in 2 years?
    Bucs have Watson waiting in wings…

  16. Robert Says:

    i’m sure we can get a 4th for mike, dropman, evans

  17. Kevinator24 Says:


    Yeah this is JoeBucsFan bro…not the Highdeas Twitter page lol.

  18. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    sigh Robert…. smh

  19. Brandon Says:

    Interesting stat in the stats… Humphries attributes well over half of his yards (253 of 486) from yards after the catch. Only Dede Westbrook on that list has more than 50% of his yards after the catch… even Tyreek Hill.

    That being said… I’m not sure what the franchise tender is right now but I have to think it’s $12 million plus… and no, Humphries isn’t worth that. Not even close… but then again, neither is DJax.

  20. SB Says:

    Robert. I am the one expediting the closing of the restaurant you piggy back off of.
    The quicker I can get you to stop commenting the less dumb we get from accidentally reading your comments

  21. FairMinded Says:

    I feel dumber for having read Robert’s take. Like I don’t even know if I could work for the rest of the day I may need to lie down

  22. Ga. Buc fan 42years Says:

    The fact that the bucs gave him his first shot at the NFL [UDFA} and the type of man Adam is that he would probably stay for a home team discount rate. And with all the talent around him the look on the horizon looks pretty appealing. IMO he’ll be open to reasonable offers.

  23. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^^ Definitely a great point, Brandon. An intriguing look at the stats that makes you really consider Adam’s value to this team.

  24. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    It is somewhat of a Tampa Bay tradition, right, with the undersized guy who finds a way to play huge…

    Marty St Louis, Tyler Johnson & Nikita Kucherov…

    Now Adam Humphries #10.

    I can tell ya that he is becoming a favorite in our household.

  25. 813bucboi Says:

    PAY HUMP!!!!!!!

    not only for his production but also for his character…..

    hard work will beat talent everytime when talent doesnt work hard…..looking at you djax!!!!!!


  26. Robert Says:

    not jumping wi-fi off restaurant anymore. found a nice overpass with a covy spot and newish aroma, and it’s right next to a quality inn. sometimes I can even sneak in for a bagel!!!!

  27. SOEbuc Says:

    Not going to happen, but we could get a SH!T LOAD for Mike Evans. Get Collin Johnson (Texas) 6’6″ 220 lbs. in the second round.

  28. JimmyJack Says:

    Good teams don’t let good players walk. This shouldnt even be a debate.

    If you are bringing back Winston you keep his most reliable WR. The decision makes itself.

    If Hump were looking to get Antinio Brown type money then it would be more complicated. But he is not so this decision is simple.

  29. Jammin Says:

    Great 4th string WR. Definitely not worth more than 5 mil a year though

  30. JimmyJack Says:

    We just paid $20,000,000 for a WR who came in here and has been an absolute stiff.

    Your getting proven, expected & nearly guaranteed production by signing Hump.

    Anybody crying about money end has their heap up their ass.

  31. gambelero Says:

    Humphries is also very smart. He knows that his bread is buttered by America’s QB. He won’t be the same player ex-Jameis, so he knows he’s worth a lot more here than anywhere else except maybe New England, Pittsburgh and Green Bay.

  32. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    No way he should walk. Well have cap space from Djax and grimes leaving. Plus jameis faith year option isn’t too rough to eat for a year. DS72 shouldn’t get Lewan like money. Kwon will now have to take a team friendly deal because of his injury. Which is a damn shame, but is logical. Vernon is gone or super cheap. Plenty of cash to keep bump as he won’t pull bookoo cash to retain

  33. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good, solid WR. I don’t know how much he’s “worth” as a #3/#4 though. Whatever that number is, pay the man!

  34. JimmyJack Says:

    A huge factor with Humphries is who is his QB.

    He is not a big part of this offense when Fitz was under center.

    If the team is not bringing back Winston then we may not get the return on investment from Hump. He may also be less worthy if we change offensive systems.

    Signing him may be tied to who the HC/QB will be next year. I think if you keep Winston then signing Hump is a no brainer.

  35. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I just don’t see him being franchised. More likely, he will sign a deal quickly to stay.

  36. PSLBob Says:

    Robert, stop the trolling already. Suggest everyone just ignore his posts. It’s obvious he’s either clueless or just trying to get a reaction. In either case, best just to ignore.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Robert Says
    “i’m sure we can get a 4th for mike, dropman, evans”

    What do you mean ‘we’?

    It’s not like you are a Bucs fan. All you ever want to do is sabotage this team.

    Not to mention every time you make a statement like that, you prove your information is years out of date.

  38. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    JimmyJack Says
    “A huge factor with Humphries is who is his QB.

    He is not a big part of this offense when Fitz was under center.

    If the team is not bringing back Winston then we may not get the return on investment from Hump.”

    Humphries is not a system WR. At the end of the season, Desean Jackson will be released or traded and Humphries will move into the third WR spot while Godwin takes over Jackson’s spot.

    Fitz will be gone after this season as well (retiring).

    And it doesn’t matter who is throwing the ball. the QB will make use of him.

    You guys really need to start thinking long term, not short term.

  39. Fire Light Says:

    He’s a great beginning of the game and towards the end. But for some reason he can’t finish games. Fumble in Buffalo last year. Falling down on a sure fire first down catch that would’ve made it a lot les likely the Panthers had 2 cracks at the end zone.

  40. JimmyJack Says:

    Bonzai I understand that Hump is not a system player.

    But he is a slot reciever. He is not a wideout.

    If we hire a new coach and start running a new system what good will Hump be if the new system does not use much slot? Or uses more TE in the slot.

    You cannot pay a guy in this league top dollars to be a slot reciever then run a system that does not focus on slot receiver.

    You say the QB will make use of him reguardless…….Maybe you can explain how they gonna use him if he is on the bench so we can get a full back or TE on the field?

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    Hump is an ultra productive #4 WR… because he’s a #4 WR and isn’t playing against starting corners. He benefits hugely from playing down the depth chart – and that’s why he’s a good asset for the Bucs when he’s not fumbling games away and turning the entire course of a season. But his production is tied to his position on the depth chart, since, as we’ve seen, when he starts, he is completely shutdown as he simply lacks the size and speed needed to be a starting WR – and it’s also why he’s so dangerous (to the Bucs) as a #3 WR, since it means he’s one injury away from starting and basically derailing the entire team. The Bucs should make an effort to keep him, but they can’t keep him at the money other teams will throw at him – I think someone will give him bottom 2 or top 3 money, and that’s the issue.

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    Munch your thinking is flawed. Hump ain’t backing anybody up and his value has nothing to with him starting or not.

    He is our slot guy. That’s it. He is not switching roles if their is any injurys.

    If one of our top widouts goes down their void won’t be filled by Hump. Their void will be filled by either BoBo or Watson or whoever else is on the bench……..In any scenario Hump is our slot receiver. Never more never less.

    If Hump is on the field he is our slot. There’s no #2 #3#4 about it. Slot don’t have a number. It’s a seperate position.

  43. BucEmUp Says:

    Some Morron said humph should be payed like a wr4 on here the other day. IDIOT!

  44. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    JummyJack.. agree fully

  45. SpringHillBuc Says:

    I love this kid. He always goes hard and never disappoints. He catches everything that comes his way and is undervalued on our roster. If he went elsewhere he would be that teams welker. It would be a huge mistake to get rid of him ala Michael Bennet to Seattle style. I know one thing, if he resigns I’ll be sporting a new Humphries jersey to RayJay.

  46. Getaclue Says:

    He is earning more of Brates contract than Brate