Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It makes all the sense in the world to think that right now Jon Robinson is calling his old friend Jason Licht and talking about potential trade scenarios between the Titans and Bucs.
After shocking the football world, the Bucs brought the GOAT to Tampa this offseason, now they must surround him with talent. The Bucs have the 14th overall pick in the draft, and will almost assuredly use this pick to improve the roster around Brady.
BUT, Brady will be 43 years old once this season starts, so the Bucs would be wise to have a contingency plan at QB.
Assuming Jordan Love falls down the board and is there at pick 29, the Bucs might find that too good to pass up.
You might be wondering why the Bucs would feel the need to trade up here, as the teams after pick 29 don’t necessarily need a QB. However, as my colleague Will Lomas pointed out, don’t discount the Packers taking Love if he indeed falls.
The Packers jumped on Aaron Rodgers when he endured a draft-day slide, even though Brett Favre was still the man at the time. The Packers are a solid team on paper, and would probably take Love if he falls to them, especially when you remember that Rodgers is actually older than Favre was when the Packers drafted the State Farm legend to replace Favre.
J-Rob could call the Bucs and plead this case to them. This is an interesting scenario because the Bucs have a player on their roster that should interest the Titans: OJ Howard.
After losing Delanie Walker, the tight end position for the Titans is no longer a guaranteed source of production. OJ Howard has underperformed, but it’s hard to fault him for this when he plays alongside two top receivers. Howard would bring a dynamic presence to the Titan’s tight end room.
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