Ah, the joys of the offseason –where every social media post, tweet and quote is scrutinized with a fine tooth comb.

Unfortunately for the Bucs, the offseason came sooner than fans would have liked, but there is large buzz going around the Tampa Bay community and even around the league with the hiring of new head coach Bruce Arians.

And with the offseason comes the speculation of who stays and who goes.

This week Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy sent out a tweet that got some attention. McCoy has been the subject of plenty of that speculation since the season ended. Carrying a $13 million dollar cap hit in 2019, for the team with not much cap space, it is only natural for the question to be posed – will McCoy be back in Tampa Bay next season? Even McCoy himself doesn’t know the answer.

If McCoy is indeed released he will have plenty of suitors. Browns fans have been vocal in their desire to have McCoy and even a couple of Eagles player hinted he would be welcomed in the City of Brotherly Love.

How it all plays out is still up and the air and a decision that general manager Jason Licht, with some input from Arians, will be made soon enough.

In the meantime, let the social media cryptic tweets and posts drive conversation and debate.

Ah, the joys of the offseason.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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Sneedy16
2 years ago

I would offer him to renegotiate his contract. Less money for more guaranteed and another year. Even tho I tend to hate how he disappears in games and tend to get injured. I would at least like to see him with this team for one more year under Todd Bowles.

TBAtlas
Reply to  Sneedy16
2 years ago

And if he says no, no renegotiation. Then what? The answer to that question is not answered more often than not. This post seems to indicate we keep him anyway.

BP1
BP1
2 years ago

It looks like he is talking about the transition with the new coaching staff. No story here, Mr. Cook.

BigSombrero
2 years ago

McCoy to the Eagles? Yes!!!! This is the best news I’ve heard in years! A true Win-Win!!!! Can D.Jax be next??

BucNnole
Reply to  BucWild02
2 years ago

No kidding the only thing McCoy has done since he has been in Tampa is get hurt, whine about people not liking him, and get garbage time sacks. Get rid of him instead wasting the cap space!

BigSombrero
Reply to  BucNnole
2 years ago

If the Bucs want to keep losing, they’ll stick with McCoy. Im just hoping he goes to an NFC South opponent so the Bucs can finally benefit by playing against him.

GrayBalls
Reply to  BucNnole
2 years ago

Uh, yeah, garbage time would indicate the other team is throwing a lot. That would mean we were ahead on the scoreboard. That would mean we won more games. If we won more games, people wouldn’t harp on McCoy as much. So…… Yeah…… Your point not only lacks common sense but is also stupid

Sierra119
2 years ago

Release him? Seriously? He’ll never be released. Worst case is they trade him. A lot of teams would give up a mid rounder for him.

mark2001