When Perriman signed with the Bucs in 2019, he was a cast-off, a bust, but last season he finally broke out, and he showed us all; what he and his 4.2 speed can do. He began the season looking like the old Breshad Perriman that we’ve all come to know, but midway through the season, he kicked it into gear and ended the season with a career-high 36 receptions for 645 yards and 6 TDs.
So now the question comes: “Do we should retain him or let him go in free agency?” With the stats he had last year, he’s going to want an Adam Humphries-sized-paycheck. With roughly $90 million in cap space, the Bucs must sign a QB and re-sign players such as OLB Shaq Barrett, JPP, and possibly Carl Nassib – That doesn’t leave much money to sign other available Free Agents, and any possible draft picks.
I’d say Perriman will most likely walk this year. The smarter thing to do would be to take a receiver at some point in the draft and develop him. Drafttek.com has us taking Washington WR Aaron Fuller in the 4th round this April. Last year the 5’11” 188lbs Fuller had a great season with 59 receptions for 702 yards and 6 TDs. I know he doesn’t have Perriman’s speed, but he fits great in the slot and will also come relatively cheap.
Whether it’s Aaron Fuller or some other WR, the Bucs could more than likely move on from Perriman this season.