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NFL Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make a run at trading for Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson?

Written by Doug Rush

NFL Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make a run at trading for Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson?

Tom Brady officially retired from the NFL after a historic 22-year career, and while the door has been left opened for his return, everyone is treating him as if he is staying retired.

At 45 years old with seven Super Bowls and five Super Bowl MVP’s, he should stay retired. And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to figure out life after Brady.

The Buccaneers may already be planning towards that, as they could potentially make trades for either Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson.

Wilson is reportedly exploring his options aside from the Seattle Seahawks and with Brady done with football, the Buccaneers, with the roster as is, could be a perfect fit for him.

On the other side, Watson hasn’t played since the 2020 season because he was a healthy scratch from the entire 2021 season due to the 20-plus counts of sexual assault allegations against him.

If Watson ends up being cleared of those issues, or has the case resolved, Watson being traded out of Houston is definitely in play.

Given the Buccaneers roster and still having Bruce Arians running the team, having either quarterback would be a tremendous fit that could help them continue to compete for another Super Bowl in the future.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.