Career Year Is Official

December 22nd, 2019

Breshad Perriman has gone from notorious Baltimore draft bust and Browns reject to the cusp of an impressive contract somewhere in 2020.

Consider the totality of what Perriman has accomplished in his last four games, all good performances: 20 catches for 372 yards and 4 touchdowns. Stretched over a full season, that’s a pure Pro Bowl pace.

No, Joe is not getting carried away about 26-year-old Perriman. But Perriman has overcome a very slow start to look like the real deal, meaning a guy some NFL team will give a multiyear contract.

His key totals this season are 31 catches for 511 yards and 5 touchdowns. That locks down the best season of Perriman’s five-year career. All it takes is one team to see him as a No. 2 receiver in free agency — before they draft a rookie receiver to challenge him for the spot.

The Bucs coughed up $4 million this year for Perriman because Arians liked him while he called multiple Browns games last season for CBS — and watched lots of related prep film.

Keeping Perriman might require $6 million a year over a couple of seasons.

21 Responses to “Career Year Is Official”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    He’s been a totally different kinda receiver these past two games……I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ummmmmmmmmmmmm………….but no

    The Bucs cannot afford him when they gotta pay Godwin….no brainer here

  3. #1bucfan Says:

    Agreed anthem. I think Scotty can be the speed replacement for Perriman an I also think Watson can help replace him as well. Watson has stepped up with the opportunities he has bin given. Really like to see him more involved on the offense an he’s decent at ST too. I think if Scotty keeps developing the way that he has we might have something in him that can make our dangerous offense even more dangerous exciting times coming up for buc fans

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I was ridiculed, maligned & scoffed at by many posters when I posted before the season that Perriman would outperform Djax…….Perriman 5 TDs…..Djax 4….
    and, the attitude is 10 times better.
    I don’t know how to pull up my old posts…..but they are there. I’m not always right but I was this time.

  5. bucfanforver Says:

    Hmm. Another receiver that has an outstanding set of games. I wonder who threw him the ball.

  6. Ryan Says:

    Wish him well. Wanted him gone after first part of season but he’s come through lately. Let him go get his money elsewhere.

  7. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Perriman is the perfect 3rd receiver in this offense. He’s starting to show he’s becoming better familiar with the playbook, and the little nuances associated with the scheme itself. Although 6 million would be a tougher pill to swallow since we’re gonna be strapped for cash because we’re gonna dump millions of Benjamins into a rollercoaster investment instead. We might not be able to afford him at that.

  8. WestChap Says:

    Perriman for DJax has been beautiful… and its not isolated given This staff also swapped Godwin (off the bench) for Humphries, Shaq for Spence, Cappa for Benenoch, SMB/Dean for VH3 (on a delay) and Suh for GMC. Its almost as if the Bucs can evaluate talent! This much talent evaluation success means some are going to walk for big pay days elsewhere. Hard to pay both Perriman and Godwin, but maybe if you save elsewhere at QB or OL. Hard to pay both Shaq and Suh, but possible without VH3’s 5th year option. We need to keep the bean counters away from Lavonte, JPP and Evans… all are pricey vets AND irreplaceable. Instead, they can have Mr. Entertainment, Jensen and Dot.

  9. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    Sign him. We need him when our 2-#1’s go down… He has earned $6M a year…
    In Glazer loot we trust…

  10. Buczilla Says:

    As long as Shaq, JPP, and Nassib are signed, I’m ok with paying this dude. I also wouldn’t mind extending Lavonte and giving Godwin a new deal. Cheap one year deal for Winston would be cool too, or just let him walk. After yesterday’s performance, I’m not sure the Glazers think he is even worth the franchise tag.

  11. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Evans Godwin and Perriman on the field at the same time with a more accurate qb throwing to them is a recipe for #1 offense in the NFL especially if we can finally get a run game.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    Gotta re sign him….

    He brings great depth and experience….I’d pay him vs Brate….


  13. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    If he keeps it up, he’s worth it.

  14. Licht Headed Says:

    Dopes. It’s Winston or bust. There’s no viable backup plan. One year deal? Don’t make us laugh.

  15. Tom S. Says:

    Not surely what cap room some fans think we are going to use 6 million+ on to retain Perriman if Jameis and Shaq Barrett are retained. There are going to be some maneuvers made this off-season just to keep some of the players who performed well this year.

  16. JGhoti86 Says:

    Seems like the few proclamations BA has made this far are all trending (or were) towards being true…

    Chris Godwin was well on his way to being a 100 catch receiver.

    The secondary (at least these young DB’s) are miles ahead of the play of our CB’s last year. In fact, Dean and CDIII are tops in the league in some important categories for DB’s (and that’s not taking into consideration that they have both missed games this year). SMB w/ 3 INT’s. Maybe our secondary is getting close to that “totally fixed” statement. SMB, Dean and CDIII are looking young and promising. Either way, their play the last several weeks is much better than what we had prior to BA and for the last many seasons.

    And lastly, when everyone and their Mom wanted Perriman gone for a compensatory pick, BA stood by him, said he saw the talent and he’s not playing as bad as we think. We kept him and now look at the guy.

    Most scoffed at these statements. They were rash and bold statements.

    But it’s becoming increasingly clear that BA knows what he sees and knows football and football players.

    …even though we (and you Joe’s as well) will still think we know football better than him and what or who this team needs, or is.

  17. firethecannons Says:

    keep him, market Brate or OJ

  18. Brandon Says:

    If Perriman continues his strong finish, I would think he would get no less than $8 mil a season over a 2-3 year deal. He has all the talent in the world but never showed the consistency and ball skills necessary to be elite. He’s showing that now. The Bucs can’t afford to pay him as WR3 that another team will for him to be WR2… and maybe a team sees him as a #1.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    Negative. People really have their head up their arses when they think cus we have a bunch of cap space this year we can sign/resign some good players. Have to do what ever the hell they’re going to do with Jameis and Shaq Barrett is gonna get some serious coin in 2020. Have to resign Godwin and LVD in 2021.

  20. July Joe Says:


    Four guys who probably have pictures of Jameis Winston by their bedside so they can “thank you” every night!

  21. Bucemup Says:

    It’s funny how us fans speculate what our franchise can and can’t afford. Teams have a way of manipulating the cap if they wanted a player. They could sign him to a deal where a lot of his money is in signing bonus and his cap hit is only 5 million per for two years. Teams can get creative. Simply saying we can afford him because we have to pay other players is funny. But what do I know. I work in retail.