I agree wholeheartedly. Don’t mess with the starters!
However, people are missing the real issue here. Three of them are free agents in 2022.
Smith and Jensen will have their last opportunity to cash in with a big long term deal. Cappa will be coming off his rookie deal and will look to finally get the real money. If I’m their agent, I’m telling them we’re going to sit tight until next year and hit the free market when the cap has expanded.
The Bucs already have a high priced O-line and it’s about to get higher. Its hard to keep the band together on a Superbowl team, and nowhere will it be harder than the O-line. You have to address that issue in the draft of course. So we will probably draft a couple O-line this year not only for depth, but for future starters.
It’s a good thing our web has been making average lines over perform for the past 20 years or so. We will be fine with out guys and we can pick up a guard or center in this years draft that can replace one of those 2, Donovan smith might be coming in to his own, he will get big mone if he becomes a fa next year
I hear some wanting to cut smith or jensen. Overpaid blah blah.
I disagree wholeheartedly.
Both had top 10 if not top 5 at their positions in 2020.
Where do you come up with this crap?? Neither one was top 10 based on anyone’s objective rating system. Jensen’s PFF rating 64.9 and the top 3 centers were over 80. Smith’s rating was 72.1 and the top 3 tackles were in the 90s. ( For comparison both Wirfs and Marpet had ratings in the mid 80s)
And guess what? Even though the team won the Superbowl those guys were, and still are, overpaid. I am fine with keeping them around but for less money.