June 25, 2021

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Jameis Winston led the league in 2019 with 30 interceptions, but the Buccaneers failed him by not putting together an adequate run game. The Buccaneers need to be able to run the ball efficiently in 2020 in order to be successful. Ronald Jones would be the feature back as the season came to a close. Peyton Barber is a UFA, so who will compliment Jones in 2020?

The rumors are flying that Arizona Cardinals’ running back David Johnson could be the perfect fit in Tampa Bay’s offense. Head Coach Bruce Arians would obviously love to bring in Johnson, considering he played for him in Arizona. Johnson is under contract for the next two seasons. He will be a UFA in 2022. He is due to make close to $11 million this season and $7.9 million next season. Johnson is 28 years old but has been plagued with some injuries. The Cardinals acquired Kenyan Drake last season, so the Cardinals could just cut David Johnson.

Why does it make sense? JoeBucsFan.com believes this a no-brainer for the Buccaneers. Johnson could be brought in on a 1-year contract making $3 million-plus some incentives to prove he can still be effective. Ronald Jones has proven he can run the ball every down, but he needs someone to compliment him. David Johnson would take the Buccaneers to another level on the ground in 2020.

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