2019 saw a small shake-up to the Bucs receiving corps as the speedy DeSean Jackson finally made his diva-like exit back to Philly and reliable Adam Humphries signed with the Titans. That left many fans wondering what the left for the #3 offense from 2018.
Featured Image Credit: Bucs WR Breshad Perriman - Photo by: Cliff Welch/ Pewter Report
Breshad Perriman signed from Cleveland
The 5th year pro brought his speed over on a one-year 4 million dollar deal. Many were excited because that answered the “deep route speed” that Jackson had taken with him when he left. Many already believed he’d fit right in the slot role and would help with Evans and Godwin in the passing game.
Training camp rolled around and Jameis and Perrriman seemed to have clicked, hitting deep ball after deep ball with no hesitation. That made many fans believe that we never lost the speed in the corps, just the diva.
Regular season leads to dropped passes
In 2 game, Perriman has only made 2 receptions for 10 yards and 0 touchdowns on 9 targets. He has 2 dropped passes, 1 of those were a sure-fire touchdown during the Thursday night game in Carolina. The only upside to his 2 catches, is they have resulted in first-downs.
With a stat line like this, what’s going on with Perriman? Is it just a lack of chemistry with Winston? Or could it be his hands aren’t as reliable as we had hoped? Hopefully, they can get it together down the stretch. Thankfully, the Bucs have depth with BoBo Wilson and Justin Watson, along with rookie Scotty Miller.