The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could part ways with wide receiver Scotty Miller in a proposed trade with the Baltimore Ravens.
Bleacher Report’s Ian Wharton proposed that the Ravens send the Bucs a 2023 fifth-round draft pick for Miller, who had a down year in 2021.
Miller previously shined as a deep-ball threat for quarterback Tom Brady in 2020 and caught 33 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns.
A turf toe injury limited Miller for most of 2021 as he never regained his 2020 form and finished with five receptions for 38 yards.
“Miller’s lack of impact was shocking, considering the success he found with Tom Brady in their first year together,” Wharton wrote. “The speedy 5-foot-9, 174-pounder averaged 15.2 yards per catch and totaled 501 yards and three scores in 2020. He’s stuck behind the deepest receiving corps in the league, but would catch on in Baltimore with his ability to get open quickly.”
Brady drops a DIME to Scotty Miller ?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 13, 2020
The Ravens notably traded ex-Bucs Antonio Brown’s cousin, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to the Arizona Cardinals this offseason.
Baltimore needs a new receiving threat for quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Shipping Miller would clear $996,960 in salary cap space for the Bucs according to Over The Cap. Miller will become a free agent in 2023, which means he could end up asking the Bucs for much more than $996,960 depending on how 2022 goes.
The free agent receiver market exploded in 2022 as 13 wideouts signed or re-signed for $3 million or better annually per Spotrac. Another eight receivers inked $1.5-$2.5 million annually per Spotrac.