BCJet Posted January 11 Share Posted January 11 Although he seems to grade out ok at the end of the year, I think the line has struggled in large part to McGovern not being in control as a center should be. We have had communication issues for the past 3 seasons and he doesnt seem to elevate the play of those around him on the OL at all. We have also had a rookie/young QB behind center for 3 years and we dont seem to get the stunt calls right far too often. This draft is pretty good at center, but if we want to draft a developmental center, one option to solidify the line in 2023 could be Ryan Jensen. He has been injured this year but should be back for the wild card game this weekend. He was signed to an extension last year but the Bucs are $40+ million over the cap and potentially looking at a rebuild if (when) Brady walks. Jensen is a legit center who will be 32 at the start of next season. He has a cap hit of $12 million in 2023 and $11 in 2024 but no guaranteed money in 2024. He seems like the type of tough-nosed, seasoned center that this OL needs and we could offer tampa a 4th/5h round pick to alleviate that salary from them and in turn get a 1-2 year rental at a very important position. For comparison McGovern's cap hit was $9 million for this year, so we would be getting a big upgrade at the position for a $3 million difference while being able to draft and develop a center to take over in either 2023 or 2024 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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