Tampa Backfield Getting Muddled?
Peyton Barber entered free-agency this offseason after losing the starting job to Ronald Jones II midway through the 2019 season. This was the first sign the Tampa Bay backfield was under construction. The 2020 draft introduced Ke’Shawn Vaughn as step two of the rebuild. Finally the Bucs signed veteran LeSean McCoy to a one year deal to shore up the needed veteran leadership that comes from a guy with 11 seasons under his belt. The recent activity is causing a stir about the role of Ronald Jones II this year and it doesn’t change a thing. Jones II earned the starting role with hard-nosed running and excellent lateral movement. He will thrive with the stability that Tom Brady will bring. To answer the question is the Tampa backfield getting muddled? No! Jones will get the bulk of carries with spells from the rookie who will be eased into the backup role.