Pairing Odell Beckham Jr. with Tom Brady seems like something that should be illegal, but to actually get it done would be hard because of the salary cap.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday on Get Up that Brady “might want” the Bucs to trade for him, but it would be “challenging to fit a wide receiver in at that number on top of everything else they’re trying to get done there.”
Beckham has a $15.8 million cap hit for 2021 and remains under contract for three more seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that Brady is trying to do whatever he can to create cap space by reworking his deal.
The team is coming off a Super Bowl victory and want to remain competitive as several high-profile players set to hit free agency, including Chris Godwin, Shaquil Barrett, Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, Antonio Brown and Lavonte David.
Tampa Bay is projected to have $19 million in cap space.
Beckham finished with just 23 catches for 319 yards in seven games last season that was cut short after he tore his ACL.