Makes no since for Jason Licht not to at minimum tender Humphries with at least a second round tender amount. Low round tender with nothing in exchange should the Bucs decide not to match will only fuel the fire of ineptness.
Realizing another team could structure a contract in a way that would prevent the Bucs from matching any offer Humphries receives as a RFA and the amount of impending free agents the Bucs need to resign in the next two years – leaves the Bucs susceptible to out right losing Humphries for nothing. When it would cost the team an additional $1.1 million to have total control of the process. Now if you think he is not worth a $3 million dollar salary – that is one thing. However, I firmly believe a player who has proven to be productive with what the teams ask him to do, with a catch rate of 70% through three seasons and a critical 3rd down chess piece is worth a $3 million dollar salary.