Despite some rave reviews, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers elected to not sign former Tennessee Vols quarterback Riley Ferguson to a contract after his post-draft tryout with the team.

Ferguson, who transferred to Memphis after one year at Tennessee, went undrafted during the 2018 NFL Draft.

It’s a bit surprising that Tampa Bay decided to not sign Ferguson. By most accounts, Ferguson was impressing with his accuracy and “zip”.

Perhaps the Bucs, and other teams, view Ferguson as too much of a risk — though I’m not sure why.

Ferguson took time to “find himself” after leaving Tennessee. After taking a job washing fences, the North Carolina native got his act together and had a standout career at Memphis.

I’m sure this won’t be the last opportunity Ferguson gets in the NFL. He has way too much talent not to be on a roster.

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  1. Riley Furguson is the the former Memphis QB in fact his stats at Memphis are pretty incredible, calling Riley former vol QB after he had a short stent there years ago is ridiculous and poor journalism to say the least. DO BETTER

  2. Former Memphis Tiger. He hated Tennessee. Really sad that you’re program is in such shambles you have to claim a quarterback who never touched the field at your school. Sad.

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