Perriman Loss “Minor Shame”

March 27th, 2020

CBS grades!

One NFL follower believes the Bucs should not be too upset with losing Breshad Perriman to the Jets.

That’s because the Bucs made up for it by signing Tom Brady.

Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports is of the mind that while the Perriman loss was a “minor shame,” the Bucs as a whole come out of free agency smelling like roses.

Brady may be 42, and he may never have played outside of the Patriots’ system in 20 years of NFL experience, but his addition alone changes the entire trajectory of this franchise. Is he the one and only ingredient to an instant Tampa turnaround? No. But he’s close. Even if Brady’s best days are behind him, he’s a perfect pairing for coach Bruce Arians, who should give the six-time champ an unprecedented amount of freedom in designing and executing an offense already loaded with two elite receivers. It’s merely a bonus that Brady is a stone-cold lock for fewer turnovers than Winston, who was going to be a mercurial starter as long as he stuck around.

Losing Perriman is a minor shame considering the way he finished 2019, but it’s important to remember the Buccaneers’ free agency was also headlined by keeping two pristine pass rushers in Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul.

Like the Saints, they didn’t overwhelm the transaction wire, but considering all the circumstances, the Buccaneers signing Tom Brady (just read that again, and think about it) ensured them a winning offseason.

Overall, Benjamin gave the Bucs an A- grade.

Time will tell how this free agency class does. The last time the Bucs allegedly killed it in free agency (2017), it blew up in their faces.

It all depends on Brady. If he gets the Bucs to the playoffs, the grade is no less than an A.

27 Responses to “Perriman Loss “Minor Shame””

  1. Robert Says:

    Considering what the Jets paid him, he’s replaceable via the draft

  2. Kansas95Buc Says:

    We always get good grades in FA but hardly produced on the field

  3. Maddog Says:

    He took the money, good for him. Me personally I would’ve taken less to play with the GOAT, but what do I know. Sign a one year deal and see what happens, if it doesn’t work you’re a free agent next year. Good luck in NY

  4. Marine Buc Says:

    The Bucs are bringing back CB Smith. Another solid depth player.

  5. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    lol saints Biasm in that article at it’s finest.

    Perriman is replaceable the jets payed him for 4 good games and ignoring multiple years of bad play.

  6. Marine Buc Says:

    Why overpay for Perriman? $8 million per season? Hahahahahahahaha – no thanks.

    We will be drafting a WR3 in April. This draft is filled with better/younger/cheaper options.

    Go Bucs!!!!

  7. ZZbuc Says:

    Didn´t make sense to pay for a guy that play porrly first half of the season and the other half was outstanding…….We had to resign bigger names, we have two of the best WR around the league and Miller and Watson will be alrright, that beinbg said this draft ius deep on the position…….You justcan´t sign everyone…

  8. adam from ny Says:

    let me here 3 cheers for djax… 🙁

  9. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Perriman was a #2 WR at best. Hard to tell if the last 3 games were glimpse on his turn-around or if he will regress to his former self. It would have been nice to resign him but at $8M a year I would rather see what’s behind door #2 in the up coming draft. Go Bucs…

  10. Sarasota Garey Says:

    WR at 14? We would never have to run the ball lol

  11. Big_Buc$ Says:

    I just want solid depth at WR. I want the 3rd and 4th receivers to be capable of production if 1 or 2 go down you still can get solid production. I think they will address the WR in the 3 round. I would look to add there to because we don’t know what will happen with Godwin after the season. He may get franchised or they may let him walk it just depends.

  12. Formally Tampa2 Says:

    Perriman did great when ME & Godwin were both out. Wish him nothing but the best, which a 8 mil wasn’t too shabby for him.

  13. mike10 Says:

    Ya Perrimans gotta go get that money… I get it, it’s a job.

  14. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Yea, “upset” may be strong, but I definitely do wish we could have kept him. I feel like the guy is finally hitting his NFL stride.

    I am curious, if it had been THIS year that Adam Humphries had come up, would he have not been a perfect 3rd receiver for Brady?

  15. TheBradyBunch Says:

    JW made Perriman look like Jerry Rice the last two games of the season. Was really hoping we could bring him back. However, lots of WR talent in this draft so not too concerned about it.

  16. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^ TheBradyBunch,

    Those JW to Perriman connections will be some of my fave memories of Jameis’ career in TB. — Jameis really got that guy believing in himself, and he found success for the first time in his NFL career. I wish them both well.

  17. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Me too! Honestly I wanted Perriman launched at the midway point for a compensatory pick. He had an amazing turn around. He looked like Jerry Rice those last few weeks. Good for him getting $6M. If he hadn’t played those last few games he would probably be looking for work. And the narrative that JW only put up big numbers because if his stud WRs was finally obliterated. I hope Jameis finds a good spot and turns his career around. While it’s cool to have Brady for a couple years, I’m pretty sure we will regret letting Jameis go.

  18. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    TheBradyBunch says:
    “I hope Jameis finds a good spot and turns his career around.”


    Definitely agreed. It was that whole confidence & relationship that Jameis developed Perriman that was always one of my favorite qualities in JW, and the reason that I was willing to look past the turnovers. — In the end, they just got to be too much, but absolutely….. JW is only 26 years old. He could still have a really good NFL career if he can get that fixed.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Meh. Getting Perriman back would have been OK, but he just cost too much money. Also the fact he only showed up for a quarter of the games last year was a legit issue. I hope he does well, seems like decent guy from everything I’ve read about him.

    But this is also why you don’t waste a high pick on a RB. They’re a dime a dozen. Meanwhile Perriman is a $8m player, and Robbie Anderson (who is a decent starting WR) got $12m his first year. Whereas Todd Gurley got $6m and there’s no doubt who is the best player out of the 3.

    Again, Licht, don’t listen to the morons in the media — get a top rated WR very early in the draft.

  20. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Perriman couldn’t catch a cold until the last 3 games. No way he’s worth $8M for that!!! If he continues to do well, good for him.

  21. 541BucsFan Says:

    He’s replaceable. We had an excellent 3 two years ago. He got paid, too. That position is a revolving door and the scouts obviously know how to find WR talent.

  22. Clean House Says:

    Common denominator for Bucs great receivers, and Perimans hot streak-
    And you’re smoking rock if you can’t acknowledge that

    Brady is great, but I think it was a shortsighted move

  23. Sierra048 Says:

    Clean House Says:

    Common denominator for Bucs great receivers, and Perimans hot streak-
    And you’re smoking rock if you can’t acknowledge that

    Brady is great, but I think it was a shortsighted move

    Of course you feel that way. You’re a JW Nuggler.

  24. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Clean, you hit the nail on the head. The haters all act like it was the receivers who carried JW. If they were able to look objectively they would all see that it was Jameis who made all of them look good. Mike Evans is putting up hall of fame numbers, Godwin made the pro bowl, Humphries got a big contract despite being undrafted, Hump got paid, and Perriman got paid. Either the Bucs have the most amazing drafting and prospecting abilities for pass catchers, or JW playing a big $@%&ing part of that.

  25. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Sorry meant to say Brate got paid.

  26. John Sinclear Says:

    “It all depends on Brady”. And what happens if Brady gets seriously harmed by the lack of OL protection? Do they bring back Fitzmagic? Or maybe draft a QB as an understudy?

  27. GhostofSchiano Says:

    A phone call over heard at one buc place –

    Licht: Hello

    Brady: hey jason I asked for the telephone numbers to all of my teammates. Where’s perriman?

    Licht: well you see GOAT, we are not sure if he fits our plans going forward.

    Brady: what are you talking about?

    Licht: you Bruce and I are a little worried about you playing behind our porous offensive line and believe me we are looking hard for linemen.

    Brady: Don’t get me killed out there

    Licht: I won’t let that happen I swear. By the way have you talked lately to Logan Mankins? How is he doing? Think he would be interested in a comeback?

    Brady hangs up phone

    Licht: Hello? GOAT are you there? Hello?