Breshad Perriman ‘in rhythm early’ with Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have ushered some significant changes this offseason. Fortunately, one of their new additions in wide receiver Breshad Perriman has already started to develop quite a rapport with quarterback Jameis Winston.
Tampa Bay is hoping Perriman can serve as a viable weapon in the passing game for Winston. According to Scott Reynolds of the Pewter Report, head coach Bruce Arians is pleased with what he has seen from the two thus far.
“It looks really good right now,” said Arians of the developing connection between Winston and Perriman. “BP slowed down on the one he lost up there in the ceiling and that was a great throw and a great read by him taking another field versus cover so, you love seeing those things because you know they’re going to start connecting. In the other practices – yeah, that’s going to be a heck of a combination.”
Perriman has endured his fair share of struggles thus far in his career. The Baltimore Ravens made him their first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he was unable to find his footing at the next level due to injuries. He was released by Baltimore prior to the 2018 campaign and spent all but a week with the Washington Redskins before finishing the season with the Cleveland Browns.
The 25-year-old will now have a season to prove himself with the Bucs as they look to alleviate the loss of wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Like Jackson, Perriman has the speed to potentially take the top off the secondary, however, his track record with injuries leaves much to be desired. He will have an opportunity to etch out an integral role in this potentially high-scoring offense next season.