Beckwith Out For Season

May 10th, 2019


Well, the Bucs made good on their update promised for Kendell Beckwith back in February.

It seems Beckwith, who injured an ankle in an auto accident a little over a year ago, and who hasn’t played since, is done for the season, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Since Beckwith’s expected return to the field kept getting pushed back and pushed back last year, Joe feared the worst.

And since we were talking about one of his wheels, Joe was pretty confident Beckwith may have played his last game for the Bucs.

Nothing Joe has heard since has changed that outlook, sadly.

78 Responses to “Beckwith Out For Season”

  1. DBS Says:

    Just let him go and get it over with . Sorry But time to move on.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:







  3. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I bet his ankle xray was as bad as the photo of JPP’s hand…
    the ankle is complex and his must have been shattered and in pieces….of course ligaments and tendons are involved as well as the fibula and tibia with your ankle too….I hope the kid can make it back to a NFL training camp…I wish him the best

  4. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says:
    May 10th, 2019 at 12:31 pm




    not a bust…not by my definition

  5. Tom S. Says:

    Unfortunately his career is over. And while he had a nice run as a rookie you don’t burn a 3rd round pick for a few games in someone’s rookie season. So for the Licht apologists who search far and wide to rationalize every pick he made this didn’t turn out to be a good pick. It’s worse than the return Licht got for his Logan Mankins trade and that high 4th round pick he dealt to Belichick ended up being Trey Flowers.

  6. John5 Says:

    The guy was a stud and a great pick. He was running the defense and playing like a vet as a rookie when Kwon was out. Can’t call him a bust when this unfortunate event happened. Sucks we lost out on him.

  7. Tom S. Says:

    Ironically the rumor was Licht wanted to trade up for Dalvin Cook in Round 2 but got cold feet on the asking price. Which would you rather have Dalvin Cook or Justin Evans and a partial rookie season of Kendall Beckwith? Can we fire the GM yet? Please?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    @thebucsanthem A freak injury from an automobile accident doesn’t make you a bust .

  9. Tom S. Says:

    John5 a player who doesn’t play an entire season before his career is over as a second day pick IS A BUST. If you knew ahead of time that a guy wasn’t going to make it to his second year you would never spend a 3rd round pick on him. Period.

    It’s ok Licht apologists, there are lots of busts to choose from and Beckwith comes in a long line of them. Embrace the suck.

  10. Francisco Menendez Says:

    I’m a personal injury lawyer (for one of the big firms in Tampa), and if this guy wasn’t at fault, and there was sufficient coverage from his own policy and the torfeasor’s, this guy would be looking at a huge judgement, mostly based on lost future earning potential. Unfortunately, even if its a corporate policy, he’s probably only looking at a million MAX. Maybe he has a a special personal policy tailor made for athletes, but I haven’t come across that yet in my career.

  11. TexBuc Says:

    no surprise here! Wish Kendall luck for his future.

  12. Locked In Says:

    Unfortunately, the Bucs are accident prone. It’s a Bucs life.

  13. Daninlargo Says:

    Bust. Really. Anthem lay off the pipe

  14. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Francisco Menendez Says:
    May 10th, 2019 at 12:38 pm
    I’m a personal injury lawyer (for one of the big firms in Tampa), and if this guy wasn’t at fault, and there was sufficient coverage from his own policy and the torfeasor’s, this guy would be looking at a huge judgement, .


    interesting’d be the guy to ask….if he wasn’t not wearing a seltbelt would that negate his claim or greatly diminish it as he breaking the law not wearing a contributed to the degree of his injuries……I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night 😉

  15. ChanEpic Says:

    Robert Nkemdiche please pick up the white courtesy phone. There is a B. Arians and a J Licht on the phone for you.

  16. DesertBucsfan Says:

    Agree 100 percent with JohnB
    He had outstanding potential. Every time I hear his name I just feel sick for for the kid.

  17. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    @Francisco Menendez
    WTF is a torfeasor ?

  18. Bucs4Life Says:

    Bust?!? C’mon, man! Idiots…

  19. Francisco Menendez Says:


    It’s the party at fault – the person who committed the tort, hence the name.

  20. Gettinthebucs Says:

    If buc luck keeps going as it is then Devin White will tear his ACL tomorrow during rookie mini camp. Shortly after Mike Evans will be diagnosed with some weird rare disease that makes him unable to catch footballs for a year. It’s a bucs life.

  21. Francisco Menendez Says:

    AlteredEgo Says:
    interesting’d be the guy to ask….if he wasn’t not wearing a seltbelt would that negate his claim or greatly diminish it as he breaking the law not wearing a contributed to the degree of his injuries……I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night 😉

    Altered Ego, not sure where the accident was, but Florida is a Comparative Fault State, meaning your level of fault is deducted from your judgement. If a jury finds that you are 20% at fault for your own injuries, say for not wearing a seat belt, they would deduct 20% of your judgement. It’s a question of fact for the finder of fact.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would not call him a bust at all. He was a great player and the injury didn’t even happen while playing. A very sad thing, because it’s looking doubtful that he will ever return.

    Although…if they saw fit to put him on IR instead of releasing him, they must think he could return during the season. How many weeks into the season is an IR player allowed to return?

  23. geno711 Says:

    so I believe the accident occurred in LA. Kendall’s college friend was driving Kendall’s vehicle and lost control. I agree and hope there was some type or is some type of recovery for him not only physically but financially as well.

  24. Florida Girl Says:

    And that’s why Devin White was drafted……..the Bucs already knew where Beckwith was at.

  25. DB55 Says:

    Last year Mason Foster ranked 7th in the NFL amongst all LBs in tackles with 133

    Check my comments, lol, but wtfdik?!?!?!?

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    rancisco Menendez Says
    “I’m a personal injury lawyer (for one of the big firms in Tampa), and if this guy wasn’t at fault, and there was sufficient coverage from his own policy and the torfeasor’s, this guy would be looking at a huge judgement, mostly based on lost future earning potential. Unfortunately, even if its a corporate policy, he’s probably only looking at a million MAX. ”

    Yeah…good luck with that.

    First, insurance only covers up to a certain amount. Second, you cannot squeeze blood out of a turnip. If the driver ain’t got it, Beckwith won’t get it.

  27. coverdeuce Says:

    He was a heck of a football player, beat the odds as a mid round pick and sure proved a bunch of us very wrong. Poor kid. I hope the injury doesn’t affect his quality of life more than it already has.

  28. Francisco Menendez Says:

    @ Buccaneer Bonzai

    You are correct. Each policy has policy limits, so obviously Kendell’s ceiling on recovery is based on whatever the policy limits are for his and the other driver’s policy. HEADS UP TO ALL J.B.F. READERS, CARRY UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE! Florida is full of irresponsible and uninsured drivers.

  29. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    I thought was doing ok the first couple of years but I am off that train now and he has got to go. However, Beckwith was a great pick for where we got him. A freak car accident derailing his career has no bearing on whether or not the GM was right to draft him. To say otherwise is beyond idiotic. So if Baker Mayfield or Saquan Barkley die in a plane crash tomorrow does that make them bad choices by their respective teams? I swear to God Tampa has the dumbest fans.

  30. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    I thought Licht was doing ok the first couple of years..

  31. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Loved Kendall Beckwith and with the new 3-4 he would have been a stud in this defense….hindsight BUT if licht knew anything, and bekwith healthy, you could have traded LVD for a #2, then put kwon at the weakside and beckwith inside and go, but that is all a wash. Really thought beckwith was THE best LB on the team when he was out there

  32. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    To blame the GM and stating Beckwith was a mistake is asinine. He showed a ton of potential and was in a freak car accident. If Baker Mayfield or Saquan Barkley die in a plane crash tomorrow were they bad choices? Man the Tampa fan base is something else.

  33. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:


  34. Buc4evr Says:

    I wish Kendall the best. Time to move on.

  35. Iron Wombat Says:

    Sadly he’s probably done period.

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    Ahhh man poor guy…….He was so close to grabbing that forbidden fruit. He would of had security for his entire life & access to woman that wouldnt come within a city block of the likes of me.

    Now it’s all gone. He gonna have to schleb it like the rest of us.

    To get so close and then lose it all is basically a tragedy.

    Also, yes, he is a BUST. BUSTS come in many ways and forms. I just looked it up in my Websters Sports Dictionary. Kendell Beckwith is the textbook definition of the word BUST.

  37. ClwJB Says:

    Horrible luck for a promising young player that stood out early and fits right in with our “its a Buc’s life” theme. Without bad luck, we would have none…

    ANYONE calling him a bust is a complete TOOL

    Some the regulars on this site never cease to amaze

  38. TampaTown Says:

    Yeah he’s done. Poor kid

  39. DooshLaRue Says:

    @Tom S

    So what has Dalvin Cook actually done?
    He’s been injured and doesn’t have the greatest numbers.
    What am I missing?

  40. diddler Says:

    poor guy man, sucks for him. Had such high hopes for him. Wish him the best. Hope he learned some skills in college he can lean on.

  41. BigMacAttack Says:

    I wouldn’t label a guy who had an unfortunate car accident a bust. I like to cut up and joke around but some people are such Dicks. GTFOH!

  42. Buc1987 Says:

    He was never a bust on the field….you idiots.

  43. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like the fact that they’re giving it another year. That’s a good sign that maybe he is making progress albeit rather slowly. The dude could play and has skills. Drew Brees came back from a career injury to become the best WB of our time. John Lynch had the neck problem. You just gotta believe and give it time to fully heal. Prayers for a good young man forthcoming.

  44. thefinalf33r Says:

    Freak car accident that was no fault of his own, so let’s label him a bust. 🙄

  45. Bird Says:

    Wonder if his buddy that was driving beckwith’s sports car are still friends.
    Costed him millions.

    It was in his own vehicle. Don’t think you can be liable to yourself

  46. BigMacAttack Says:

    Autocorrect doesn’t like QB abbreviation for some reason. It also changes yut to tut and Oorah to Oprah. Too smart for it’s own good.

  47. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jason finally has a good pick and bam this happens

  48. Tom S. Says:

    What a weird way to view things, a draft pick is a bust if they don’t merit the draft selection they were used on and don’t meet the expectation of the pick. However we have Yucs fans, mired in a decade of perpetual losing who think that injuries, which are in general part of the game itself, are excluded from calling a pick a bust.

    So Cadillac Williams, 5th overall pick with two torn patellar tendons wasn’t a bust even though he never made a Pro Bowl as the 5th overall pick while 8 of the next 10 selections all made it and most had significantly better careers? (6. Adam Jones, 8. Antrel Rolle, 9. Carlos Rodgers, 11. DeMarcus Ware, 12. Shawne Merriman, 13. Jammal Brown, 14. Thomas Davis and 15. Derrick Johnson) We’ve got Yucs fans who are satisfied with a one year ROY because he had a stretch of some good games right out of the gate? Y’all are easy to please I guess. Goes with the territory of rooting for teams that perennial lose.

    Funny most people consider Ki-Jana Carter a bust even though he was beset with injuries starting as a rookie. Despite all of that Ki-Jana Carter appeared in NFL games in 7 of his 8 seasons in the league. That’s 6 more seasons with a game under his belt than Kendell Beckwith is likely to have. But tell me again how a string of some games as a rookie makes a premium draft choice worthwhile because it ends due to injury….

  49. SteelStudBuc Says:

    According to Buccaneers fans here… if my grandmother dies that makes her a piece of garbage cuz she left my mom hanging. JBF commenter logic.

  50. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Tom S, good points with that draft but the bust of that draft was gruden in the draft room not picking ARod and picking caddy instead. Obv never know how things would go but it would be great to see how rodgers did throwing the ball down here in Tampa for the last 14 years

  51. Eric y Says:

    JPP , Beckwith and overrated GMCs contract issue … this team gets no breaks … Bucs need to release Beckwith and McCoy and get some help on this defense … Beckwith season is over and so is the bucs before the season even gets to training camp … so sick of this crap …. this year is gonna be a disaster

  52. Tom S. Says:

    Per Merrian Webster – Bust: intransitive verb

    1 : to go broke

    That’s the closest approximation of the word we use to define a player that didn’t meet the value of their draft slot.

    So the literal aspect of this is that starting in year 2, Kendell Beckwith’s career was a bust. The value of the 3rd round pick used in 2017 busted after the final game of 2017. There is likely no more value to get out of a player after a one year career.

    To me, that sounds like he meets the definition perfectly. If you want to look at the Average Value of the draft selection used and see where Beckwith’s career rates, I’d say it’s likely to be lower than the average of all players taken at that slot, meaning the value in didn’t return the value out. But by all means let’s rationalize how it was a deft move by Jason Licht to take that player with the one year career in the NFL because it ended due to injury. Genius.

  53. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Jaguars released ILB Blair Brown. Worth a look

  54. Cannon Says:

    This time has some really bad luck.

    Need something positive.

    Joe… what’s your gut feeling for the upcoming season?

  55. Tom S. Says:

    And @SteelStudBuc, if your Grandma lived to be 70 then that’s 69 more years of life than the life of Kendell Beckwith’s NFL career.

    So Bucs fans, do you think David Wilson, Giants RB taken 32nd overall in 2012 one spot after Doug Martin, was a bust? He injured his neck in the beginning of his second year and never played again. Was a first round pick with a 21 game career taken over Pro Bowler’s Janoris Jenkins, Alshon Jeffrey, Bobby Wagner, Zach Brown, Lavonte David, Kelechi Osemele, Casey Heyward, Olivier Vernon and some guy named Russell Wilson. I guess it’s OK since David Wilson averaged 5 ypc as a rookie and an injury ended his career right?

  56. Bruce Blahak Says:

    with Beckwith and JPP in place, the defense would be a different beast…Now, it’s 2 huge holes in the lineup 🙁

  57. TBUC North Carolina Says:

    Gruden has never developed a rookie QB! Doesn’t have the patience or talent do do it!!! Rodgers career would be far different under Gruden’s tutaledge!

  58. OldManBA Says:

    this team is a freaking joke

  59. Greg Says:

    thebucsanthem obviously doesnt actually watch the bucs games. Beckwith was an awesome LB his rookie year and stepped in when Kwon and LeVonte were out with injuries. He didn’t miss a beat. Great quality gut and wish him well. Tired of the people on this site saying ignorant negative crap to try to sound special. Get a life thebucsanthem!!!

  60. Greg Says:

    guy not gut lol stupid spell check.

  61. 813bucboi Says:

    not surprised at his status….

    surprised he’s still on the team…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  62. Mike Johnson Says:

    Please Bucs I’m beggin ya. Stop keeping these hanger-ons and dump them like a bad habit. Why do we hold on to assets of no value for so long? Stick a fork in this guy and be done with it. Make him gone forever. Only losers keep these guys hangin on. PLEASE!!!! Let the poor guy get himself a nice little Burger King Mngr job..Heyyy its a living!

  63. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Class act by the G’Boyz putting him on IR as a parting gift rather than release settlement…I really feel for the kid…life threw him a giant curve ball

  64. TampaBay55 Says:

    Just a matter of time until JPP is out for season as well.. zxxx


  65. JimmyJack Says:

    Mile…..what’s it to ya?

  66. JimmyJack Says:

    I won’t count out Beckwith. Comebacks happen all the time in sports.

    The odds are against him but that’s what’s makes it that much more special.

  67. Jimmy Says:

    I can’t believe people are calling him a bust. It’s not his fault he got injured. This website attracts some of the worst people. No empathy at all.

  68. Tom S. Says:

    ‘The website attracts some of the dumbest people. No understanding of concepts at all.’ I wasn’t aware that professional sports was a game of empathy. Does the more empathetic team win the most games Jimmy? Is it the GM’s and coaches that are the nicest that are the best? Are Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Bill Belichick great because they are like the sweetest, most cuddly and empathetic people in the NFL? Time to put your big girl pants on and appreciate the binary choice of a win vs a loss and the structure of a competitive league where good teams are rewarded and followed and bad teams are ignored.

    Movies aren’t made and books aren’t written about cellar dwellers who are filled with nice guys who try hard. If you’re career ends because of an accident that’s sad. But it doesn’t make the investment in you look any better than a random player who happened to have a string of good games before they ate their way out of the league.

  69. Brandon Says:

    Blaming the GM for an off-field accident to a player that proved he could play in the NFL shows the stupidity of some of you fans. I suppose Robert Edwards the former 1st round RB of the Pat’s was a bust because he destroyed his knee playing at a beach flag football game at the Pro Bowl? You people are beyond stupid.

  70. Mayhem41 Says:

    Tom S.

    A bust denotes that a team picked a player at a spot valued much higher than his on the field production. This puts the onus on the team picking said player, misjudging his value. Losing a season to off the field injury is not a bust, when player is more productive on the field than his spot warranted. Bust is something that a team can control, off the field injury is not.

    As for your example of Ki-jana Carter, he is considered a bust because of his play, not due to his injury (which was on field, fwiw). Can’t play the knee injury card, it was an ordinary ACL injury, which backs were already commonly coming back from even in 94. There was a back in the mid 90’s that tore both ACL’s in back to back season and still came back to gain 1,000 yards. You are reaching here.

  71. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Tom has to be just trolling. I can’t believe anyone is that stupid.

  72. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    Wish you the best Beckwith bless

  73. Br luceletdadogsloose Says:

    Man , this just really bums me out ! I thought the bucs hopes of having a good defence once again was really coming along..Kwon now gone , beckwith pretty much now gone too ! I thought our drafted guys were going to make a difference even if it took 3 years or so to do so ! Now once again I’m starting to feel more of the same…but with the luck we have been having I am now not holding my breath ! What a shame , poor , poor Beck !

  74. Tom S. Says:

    Lol so the concept that money out doesn’t equal money in is somehow being rationalized by the way in which the money was spent is stupid…

    There really is nothing like a group of idiots who think themselves so smart because no one else thinks like them.

    Let me make this simple to the simpletons…if I spend 5 dollars on an investment and it returns me 2 dollars it was a busted investment. I could’ve held onto that 5 dollars and used it for 5 dollars worth of goods(ie traded the pick for an above average player). Or I could’ve put it in the market and it might be worth 10 dollars over a few years.

    Seriously, ya’ll are dumb. You seem to be unable to understand the loss of value that a 3rd Rd pick wasted on a player who plays less than one full season affords as a bad investments. It’s a bust. Literally. But dumb fans want to rationalize how the investment ‘busted’ to explain that it didn’t in fact do so.

    Special sports fans follow the Bucs. Very special people. You deserve the losses. The fans aware of the incompetence don’t, I feel bad for them, not you apologists.

  75. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    You seem kind of slow Tom so I am going to try one more example and maybe it will finally click for you. If the team plane goes down flying back from a preseason game this August then Devin White was a horrible pick along with other the draft choices Licht in 2019? You are saying that plane crash would cause Licht to be the idiot for drafting him?

  76. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Here is the problem Tom. Your original post on this thread was blaming Licht for the pick. You seem to have conveniently forgot about that as this thread has continued. You are literally the only moron here blaming Licht for the Beckwith pick, and despite multiple people pointing out how wrong you are, you won’t stop defending your position. Whatever though, blame the GM for a car accident during the offseason if it makes you feel better.

  77. TOM Says:

    Please don’t confuse me with TOM S. IMO Back in the day I thought Beckwith would be a better MLB than Kwon. But that being said it may be time to move on from him & JPP & GM. Need the cap space desperately. Don’t as right now there is enough to sign the remaining draft picks let alone any players being released. Need to do something like right now.

  78. unbelievable Says:

    Normally depth is such a huge issue with this team.

    At this point forget about depth, we don’t even have enough starters lol.

    I’m not sure my expectations have ever been this low before the season even starts.