The Buccaneers can save almost 5 million dollars by trading former Harvard tight end Cameron Brate. With the latest addition of Antonio Brown someone is going to be the odd man out in Tampa. I was going to pick OJ Howard, but Brate’s contract can save the Bucs money.
The Bills however are struggling at tight end. They signed Tyler Kroft, and drafted both Tommy Sweeney and Dawson Knox, but none of them have really stepped up to become that big time pass catcher for Josh Allen.
Cameron Brate however is a reliable pass catcher that is under contract for the next few years and he fits the mold of what Sean McDermott is trying to build. Brate is a hard nosed worker that has great hands and is a lunch pal type of player.
The Bills are able to pick up a solid tight end for a 5th round pick. They have two fifth round picks in 2021, and there is no way they will find a better tight end than Brate in the fifth round.
The 6050 tight end is 29 years old but has been super productive in his career. This year however, he has just 8 receptions for 58 yards and 1 touchdown. From 2015 until last year though, Brate was ballin. The Bills could use a consistent pass catcher and Brate fits the mold. He was pretty damn impressive with Jameis Winston. I think this is a must make move for the Bills at this point.
Cameron Brate signed a 6 year, $40,800,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $18,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,800,000. In 2020, Brate will earn a base salary of $4,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,250,000 and a dead cap value of $4,250,000.
This move would save the Buccaneers 25 million over 4 years, and give the Bills a solid pass catcher for years to come.