NFL 2022: Ranking the best supporting casts for every starting QB

November 3, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is congratulated by tight end Darren Waller (83) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) for catching a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
November 3, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is congratulated by tight end Darren Waller (83) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) for catching a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 16, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA;Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) is congratulated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) as he scores a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles defends during the second half in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady

RB: Leonard Fournette, Giovani Bernard, Rachaad White
WR: Mike Evans, Breshad Perriman
WR: Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden
WR: Justin Gage, Tyler Johnson
TE: Cameron Brate, Cade Otton

I struggled to drop the Buccaneers’ group all the way to no. 8 overall.

You can see just by looking at this unit how talented they are.

Chris Godwin is coming off of an injury, which factors into this ranking for the time being.

Rob Gronkowski, at the time of this post being written, is also not back in the fold just yet. Even though I expect him to be, it affects the Bucs’ ranking for now.

Leonard Fournette, Giovani Bernard, and Rachaad White make up a very nice trio of backs for the Bucs to split carries between.

I like the addition of Justin Gage this offseason and the Bucs have some dependable, tested depth with Scotty Miller, Breshad Perriman, and Tyler Johnson.

Jaelon Darden needs to take a step forward this season, his second in the NFL.

I liked Cade Otton coming out of Washington in this year’s draft and I think he’s one of the readiest to contribute rookies at the position in terms of playing the traditional “Y” tight end role.

Overall, the headliners of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are tough to top here when both are healthy.