Ronald Jones Doesn’t Appear To Be On Trade Block

October 20th, 2021

Bucs RB Ronald Jones.

Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network noted that various teams throughout the league are monitoring Bucs backup running back Ronald Jones in a potential trade.

The NFL trade deadline is a week from Tuesday.

Today Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians was asked about shipping off RoJo. Arians smirked and basically said the Bucs aren’t looking to trade away anyone at the moment.

“No, it’s a long season,” Arians said with a laugh.

Arians was quick to point out how valuable a good backup running back is. And the Bucs need to look no further than their own team in December.

RoJo got hurt late in the season and also was lost to The Sickness, and Playoff Lenny took over for him. As they say, the rest is history and the Bucs have a shiny Vince Lombardi Trophy as a result.

“With COVID [still a factor], you can’t have enough good players,” Arians added.

If anything, it appears the Bucs might be buyers, not sellers, in the coming days.

Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks and Sage of Tampa Bay Sports Ira Kaufman are looking back and forward on today’s TAMPA TWO from The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

20 Responses to “Ronald Jones Doesn’t Appear To Be On Trade Block”

  1. Buc50 Says:

    Silly to think they would even consider it. COVID, Injuries and Fornette’s attitude history are all the reasons to ditch the idea.

  2. Miller5252 Says:

    If you can send him and a first rounder to someone for a really good CB get er done. No way they pay Rojo at the end of the year so you might as well get Vaughn going and trade for something we really need.

  3. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Miller when Dean, Sherman, SMB and Carlton Davis are healthy we won’t need another CB.

  4. David Says:

    I still think if they trust Gio and Vaughn at all as a back ups, they could trade him. There seems to be a lot of interest so it depends on what is offered. After this year RoJo can walk for nothing

  5. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The Bucs don’t have a Lombardi Trophy as a result of Fournette replacing RoJo- that’s ludicrous

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    If Fournette were to go down, they would just stop running the ball again. I’ve been saying trade RoJo all year cus other teams are aware of his talent and would be willing to bargain. Such a stupid move to keep him so he can go FA somewhere else.

  7. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Fournette is a top 5 1st round pick and he’s showing why recently.
    RoJo is a quality RB that is a threat to go all the way because of his burst and speed.
    Bucs will need them both before season is over. They won’t trade RoJo and they won’t trade Howard – and don’t be surprised if Bucs re-sign both after the season if Gronk retires and Fournette signs a big FA contract elsewhere.

  8. JimmyJack Says:

    Alan I think the point is that we had good depth at the RB position last year and we wound up needing it. Then during our playoff run that depth showed up in a huge way when Fournette had several game changing plays.

    So why would you want to weaken the RB room when its only October and you could need that depth again at the end of the year?

  9. Craig Says:

    Hey , if was worth enough to some other team that they were willing to make a big, important trade; I would still consider it. He might not be worth anything come contract time.

    He screws up too often.

  10. Alanbucsfan Says:

    agree, Joe is the one who likes to stoke the trade RoJo rumors, maybe because he labeled RoJo a bust his rookie year.

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Vaughn is not the answer, and GIO has real blocking problems!
    Gio nearly got Brady killed a few times, enough so that Bruce Arians warned him if it happens again, he is gone.
    I would like to see us work a trade with the NY Jets for one of their corners. One wants out of NY, and Bowles knows him well.
    But I just don’t see us trading ROJO

  12. Wesley Says:

    Thing is we just don’t know what Vaughn can do? And frankly that’s their own fault for never giving him an opportunity.

  13. ocala Says:

    I agree with Arians. Bucs have a great shot at winning another Super Bowl this year. Don’t get rid of good players when you have a team like the Bucs have right now.

  14. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

  15. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Wesley: NO, that’s Vaughn’s fault for fumbling away his chances.

  16. Swampbuc Says:

    These talking heads create clicks by brainless speculations or no one reads them. Rojo, OJ, Who else – Scotty, Stinnie ? Stupid to trade any of them unless someone would overpay with a first rounder plus a player and that would be even stupider.

    No trades are coming people.

  17. Topdoggie Says:

    So the bucs watched 6 plus years of Gio blocking on tape and then a couple of miscues on blocks and he toast. Either it’s learning our system miscues or we have no idea how to watch tape. It’s not like the tape on him was from college.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The thought of trading Jones is a bad one. Fans always cry for trades…and they rarely happen.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wesley Says
    “Thing is we just don’t know what Vaughn can do? And frankly that’s their own fault for never giving him an opportunity.”

    Ahh…I think this claim is made by a lot of fans in regard to RBs. I myself have made it often enough.

    In some cases, it is true. But we have to remember that players get opportunities on the practice field. That’s when they earn second looks. And they have to make the best of those opportunities.

  20. lambchop Says:

    This was obvious. Forget injuries, which are a huge part of it, there is still the dang c-19 protocol. You have 2 work horses, you can’t expect Vaughn or Gio to deliver the homerun ability RoJo can, if Lenny isn’t able to play.