3 Most Likely James White Free-Agent Destinations
By Max Staley
While most of the big-name free agents are off the market, there are still some real gems available. One such player is three-time Super Bowl champion James White, the New England Patriots' extraordinary pass-catching RB.
White has a habit for playing his best when the lights are brightest, as he showcased with a 14-catch, 110-yard performance in Super Bowl LI that also saw him score the game-winning touchdown.
If you're a Super Bowl hopeful in 2021, you need to get James White on the phone. With that in mind, here are the three most likely destinations for the 29-year-old RB.
James White Free Agency
3. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens moved on from Mark Ingram this offseason, and he was probably the best pass-catching RB on the team. J.K. Dobbins has more than enough talent to step up in that regard, but he only caught 18-of-24 targets for 120 yards in 2020. Gus Edwards, meanwhile, just doesn't bring much to the table as a receiver, totaling 18 receptions through three NFL seasons. White would be a really nice change-of-pace option in Baltimore, and he'd bring a whole new element to this offense.
2. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills straight up abandoned the running game at times in 2020. White wouldn't fix that issue, but he's a much more of a receiving threat than Zack Moss and Devin Singletary. That duo only has a combined 81 career receptions at the NFL level. In his last full 16-game season alone (2018), White had 87 receptions. Buffalo is shaping up to be one of the most pass-heavy teams in the league again next year, so this backfield could really use a receiver like White.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This one almost makes too much sense. Heading to Tampa Bay would reunite White with Tom Brady, and the Buccaneers could stand to add a pass-catching RB, especially if they can't re-sign Leonard Fournette. The biggest roadblock to this happening is likely the Bucs' salary cap situation, but this would be an excellent move for both parties. And we've already seen just how effective Brady can be as a recruiter, helping TB land stars like Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski and Fournette.
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