While the NFL is still more than a month before launch, we at BookieIntel.com have updates on one of the most popular sports leagues in the country. Ryan Jensen will be out for some time to recover from a knee injury that he got in the 2022 NFL Training Camp. Many Buccs fans are hopeful that the injury will not take out the Pro Bowl center for the whole season. But based on what they have seen so far, it looks like Jensen will be out for a few months at the very least.
Which now leads the Buccs to plan on how to replace the center while he will be recovering. Will they sign a free agent center, will they promote from in-house? These decisions will be very important. If you check the results of the Buccs in the best sportsbook pay per head software, you will see that they are consistently on the top of the best teams in the league, and are also contenders for the Super Bowl.
Who Can Substitute for Ryan Jensen?
Robert Hainsey looks like a good contender, playing nine games with zero starts but playing 31 offensive snaps in his rookie season. He did this as center. So even if he is new blood, he can potentially step up and do well. And if we are still looking in the Buccaneers’ roster, Nick Leverett is another name to consider. If the Buccs will go for either of the two, then they may not need to hire a center from free agency.
If they do opt for free agency, however, there are quite a few contenders: JC Tretter and Matt Paradis. Tretter was recently released by the Cleveland Browns. He played five seasons with them, missing only one game. He hit a career high PFF Grade last season at 78.7. Matt Paradis should also be in the running. Despite tearing his ACL last year. He performed well with the Broncos and the Panthers. Whoever will replace Jensen will be interesting to watch when the season starts, especially with live betting. And since a bookie can earn more with live betting, you should definitely make sure that your online sportsbook will offer your players live betting options for the NFL.