Bucs Back On Perriman Bandwagon?

March 20th, 2020

Not gone yet.

At the combine, the way Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and Bucco Bruce Arians talked, it sure smelled like receiver Breshad Perriman was about to become past tense as a Buccaneer.

The duo calling the shots at One Buc Palace didn’t indicate they had any desire to bring back Perriman, who was coming off his best season in the NFL, or at least get into a bidding war over him.

Now, per Jeremy Fowler of BSPN, it appears the Bucs may have changed their minds.

This makes a helluva lot more says than chasing a mental patient like Antonio Brown.

Perriman started very slowly last year but picked up steam in December. When Mike Evans and Chris Godwin went down with injuries late in the season, Perriman flourished as the only reliable receiver.

Perriman had three 100-yard games last season, all three were the final three games of the year. Was that because of Arians? Because of Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston? Or both?

Joe thinks the Bucs can get decent bang for the buck (Buc?) with Perriman.

43 Responses to “Bucs Back On Perriman Bandwagon?”

  1. ZZbuc Says:

    Makes sense, but depends on how much…..If its big money, doesn´t make any sense to me…..this draft is full of wr….Spend the money on the trenches!!!! The rest will be fine!!!!

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    It was because of Perriman.

  3. Sarasota Garey Says:

    2 yr 7 mil.

  4. Hawk Says:

    Between his small ‘sample-size’ breakout, and the depth at WR in the draft, Perriman is probably not getting any ‘big’ offers. It would probably be a good idea (for him) to return on a 1 year deal.

  5. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I like it. I would really like Perriman to come back, as I feel like he has finally found his way in this career, and his niche, right here in TB.

  6. Marine Buc Says:

    I’m OK with Perriman. As long as we sign him for a good price. There are a ton of solid receivers in free agency and coming out in the draft.

    3 year deal for @ $12 mil with $6 mil guaranteed.

  7. chris L Says:

    I would really like to see some more bolstering of the line and a running back. perriman is great but we have to have depth on that o-line and d-line.

  8. rrsrq Says:

    Here’s the thing, Perriman, Suh and also bring back Dot for vet minimum, I think this team really got along in the locker room, even with JW – he always talked about the brotherhood mentality and having each other’s back, you knew this because they never threw one another under the bus. Two returning captains ME and LVD, that says something about last years team

  9. martinii Says:

    Sounds like they are willing to let Suh walk. Not a fan of that move.

  10. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Joe based on that tweet it sounds more like Fowler doesn’t realize Perriman wasn’t a priority. It doesn’t sound like he heard this from Licht or Arians, I think he is just speculating. However, I think they should try and figure out a way to bring him back.

  11. BUC@FAN Says:

    Perriman coming back would be awesome. Brady is great at spreading the ball around. He would be great at quick slants and deep routes. He knows the offense so its a win win either way you look at it. And since no one has picked him up yet shows we can get him at a decent price.

  12. Marine Buc Says:

    @ martini

    I believe they will wait until after the draft to sign some of the vet free agents. Let Suh test the market and his price will come down. Same with Dotson and Perriman – these guys will all possibly be back depending on how the draft goes.

  13. Marine Buc Says:

    GM Licht needs to restructure the following contracts: Smith, Marpet, Jensen, Brate and Gholston…

  14. J Says:

    What’s with calling JW Americas QB????? Just drop it already, he’s not and never has been Americas QB, it’s utterly ridiculous at this point.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Maybe… but Perriman was also completely worthless for 3/4th’s the season.

    I don’t know – go back and forth on him. It would all be about the money – and I just think you can get someone to fill that spot for way less than what you’re likely going to pay Perriman based on 1/4th of a season of production.

  16. Jean Lafitte Says:

    For whatever Perriman $ money expectations are now they could pursue someone like Robby Anderson or Emmanuel Sanders if their prices are right in line with Perriman’s demands. There are quite a few proven options out there.

  17. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Doubt we can afford him and Suh. I would rather sign Suh and draft a speedy WR. This year’s draft is full of good WRs.

  18. Clean House Says:

    Welcome TB

    Jameis, Thank you for all of your very hard work and great effort!! Thank you for all of your kindness and love for the community.

    Best of luck, hope you land somewhere exciting and kick some behind! I’ll be rooting for you.

    Shameful I’m one of the few to say it but don’t let it get you down.

    Snap and clear!

  19. Bamabuc Says:

    Broncos just signed Melvin Gordon

  20. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Watson and Miller should do just fine….build the trenches

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    Gbobucsfan – Did you actually watch the games at the end of the season? For one, Watson was f-ing terrible and had no business on the field. He couldn’t get open, he dropped anything that came his way. The guy was personally responsible for at least one INT and on another he’s wide open running to the endzone and trips on his own feet. Watson might be acceptable as a special teams guy, but he is an awful WR, and should never, ever ever again see the field on offense.

    As for Miller, he played what, like 1 1/2 games combined. He might be OK as a #5 WR prospect, but he shouldn’t be counted on for anything.

  22. John Says:

    If he can hold onto balls like he did the last several games then he is a keeper….if not, and he’s dropping balls in his mitts like he did the first half of the season then he’s gotta go…very simple stuff…..he has all the intangibles to be one fine ass wide receiver all he has to do is learn how to hold onto the football actually learn how to catch it he doesn’t seem to have a fumbling problem…. just learn to catch the balls when they hit you in the chest that’s it dude , if you ( Perriman ) can do that you’d a be great wide receiver in this offence….

  23. George Rauh Says:

    pass on Perriman. Godwin will make around 750,000 and you are going to pay Perriman 4 to 8 million a year. Thats not right. Pay Godwin

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    Even if the Bucs resign Perriman, they still need to draft another WR high, even in the 1st round. Licht has done an excellent job of finding OL in the 2nd and 3rd, so that’s one area where I have full faith in him to find someone. But the Bucs should have a top WR prospect ready to go… just in case Godwin is too expensive to keep, or something like last year happens and you have your top two WRs go down again. If Brady thought his weapons were bad last year, put him as the Bucs starter with 2 games to go with Perriman and Watson as starters, and I don’t even remember who the 3rd WR was.

  25. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think the majority of all felt the same about Perriman after the season. Love to have him back but he’s probably a luxury.

    If it’s between Suh and Perriman that is no contest. If Suh is gone or we can work out enough contract restructuring to afford them both by all means bring back Perriman! He’s already proved that he can easily be a #3 and at the end he was playing at a 1B level.

    I’ve always been prejudiced towards athletes who have a lineage in the same sport. I was bullish on McCaffery because his father played in the NFL. Perriman’s father spent ten years playing for four different teams. This is not overwhelming to Perriman because of growing up around it. He’s not star struck.

  26. PSL Bob Says:

    Perriman came on strong last year, no doubt. But IMO he’s a luxury. Agree with many of the posters here. We probably need to save whatever CAP space is left to focus on more pressing needs, particularly O-line, safety, and RB. If his price tag is reasonable, then great. Otherwise, save the BUCS for elsewhere!

  27. gofortheface30 Says:

    Rod – agreed. Going in to the year with Watson and Miller at 3 and 4 is asinine, and should not be a conversation even worth having on here because that is NOT going to happen. They need to COMPETE for their spots on the roster. Some FA will be signed, whether it be Perriman or someone else, along with another receiver drafted by round 4. Hell for all we know Edelman could be traded for one of our 4th round picks

  28. JimmyJack Says:

    Problem is that Perriman might find some big dollars in free agency. Does he pass that up? Only one guy can answer that.

    The Bucs aren’t paying Perriman big money to stay so he will be giving up a lot of money. I don’t see it happening. If I’m Breahard I wanna make sure I go to a great environment to enhace my career(Tampa would be a great fit there) but I’m also wanting to make my money while I can(Tampa don’t fit that part)…….

    I don’t see Perriman as a good fit here because of money. But if he does return I’m estatic cause it means he wants to win very very badly and will play his heart out for us.

  29. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Mr Entertainment Breshad Perriman

  30. David Says:

    Definitely. He could thrive in the slot with Brady. Plus with Brady coming here you would think he’d be willing to sign a 1-2 year deal

  31. Hethrew 30 Says:

    The Glazers would never have allowed A. Brown to come here, especially after all the headaches Winston has given them with bad press, embarassment, disgrace, etc.

    Perriman could very well take less money to play with Brady, especially as a #3. And the way he came around later last year and knows this offense, Brady could want him.

  32. CPN Says:

    I wouldn’t spend more than needed for Perriman.

  33. Bucs Guy Says:

    Only re-sign Perriman for the right price. This is a deep WR class and a very good WR can be found in the 3rd or 4th rd. Bucky Brooks on the NFL network said there could be 27 WRs taken in the first 3 rounds alone. That’s an insane amount; but it shows the quality and depth of this WR class.

  34. adam from ny Says:

    word on the street is brady left a few bucks on the table and said “bring back perriman”…

    he took even less than what jameis wanted so perriman could get his loot too

  35. Cobraboy Says:

    Perriman is a known commodity and caught fire at the end of last season.

    He knows the O, he knows the NFL game. Bring him back if feasible.

    I would think he’d want to play with the GOAT.

  36. WestChap Says:

    Love Brady’s contract structure… only $25 of first year will ever hit the cap as $4.5 is incentives that weren’t met by him/Bucs last year… and if he counts the full $29.5 against cap in 2021 it means we went to the Super Bowl!

    Gotta believe Tom has a little say in how that $4.5M in “found” cap gets spent. Dion Lewis and some other former colleagues perhaps?

  37. DaMayan Says:

    I know everyone thinks OT or a trade for our 1st round draft pick. But don’t count out WR Henry Ruggs or Jerry Jeudy! At the 14 spot it just makes to much value sense if one of those 2 are available. Even with Godwin and Evans on the roster.

  38. stpetebucsfan Says:

    To all the guys pimping for Dion Lewis. Yes that makes great sense and as Marine Buc Fan pointed out he already knows Brady’s offense and preferences.

    When Manning went to Denver he took a couple of guys with him to help implement his style of offense.

    After just watching a highlight reel of AJ Dillon I’m now a believer…he’s an agile beast and he has soft hands. Watched him catch a swing pass out of the backfield…he has silky hands….oh btw..the took that pass to the house!

    I would feel very comfortable with ROJO…Lewis and Dillon in our backfield…two of those guys have great hands for an RB. Dillon would make a great power running complement for Lewis and ROJO.

  39. TOM Says:

    I’d rather see them trade for Edelman.

  40. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I like Perriman, but unless he comes real cheap, let’s get a speed guy in the 4th or 5th round.

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    I wonder how much Emmanuel Sanders would cost? He can play inside or outside, and still looked good last year. I don’t know how much he’d cost, but he’s someone I’d like to get.

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    Nevermind that last post… He just signed with the Saints for like $8m/year.

    Damn, the Saints.

    They’re loading up to keep up with the Bucs.

  43. MTM Says:

    Signing Perriman makes sense just from a back up stand point. This is his best chance of getting a ring IMO.