The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided to exercise its fifth-year option on 2017 first-round draft pick O.J. Howard. The move ensures he is under contract through the 2021 season. The Bucs made the decision prior to the May 4 deadline and should provide a considerable raise for Howard in 2021.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently acquired the most successful quarterback in NFL history. Shortly after acquiring Tom Brady through free agency the Bucs traded for Rob Gronkowski. This likely knocks former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard down a peg on the 2020 depth chart at tight end. According to JoeBucsFan, Howard has requested a trade from the Buccaneers.