Cam Akers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fit
As reported by the Score’s Jordan Schultz on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the teams who have already called the Rams expressing interest in Cam Akers. This comes after backup running back Chase Edmonds suffered an injury on Sunday that will likely have him out 4-6 weeks.
With the Buccaneers off to a 2-0 start, the team will look to fill that backup running back void and Akers would be a natural possibility in that scenario and an affordable one as it should take a mid to late-round pick to land the Rams running back who is on his rookie deal.
The Buccaneers have Rachaad White as the featured back and could opt to bring back Leonard Fournette or turn to free agent Kareem Hunt as options, but Akers would ideally be a better option given his age.
Although Akers has yet to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, he is a tough back with a combination of speed and agility that makes him tough to tackle and productive when healthy and engaged. A change of scenery to a place like Tampa Bay where he would be a viable backup could be the perfect opportunity for Akers to increase his value in the NFL.
In all, a trade scenario that has benefit for both teams, but there are two AFC North teams that may serve as better overall opportunities for Cam Akers. With both teams, Akers would have an opportunity to be the featured back or at least compete for the opportunity.