TAMPA, Fla. -- Kicker Kyle Brindza had a turbulent tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before he was cut after four games last year. On Saturday, he took to Twitter to wish Roberto Aguayo well after the Bucs drafted the Florida State product No. 59 overall Friday.
Aguayo, the 2013 Lou Groza Award winner, received congratulations from Brindza the morning after the Bucs traded their third-round pick (No. 74) and one of their two fourth-round selections (No. 106) to the Kansas City Chiefs to take Aguayo.
It’s fair to wonder if the Bucs would have given up so much for Aguayo without experiencing problems with Brindza, who went 6-for-12 on field goal attempts and 6-for-8 on extra point tries with Tampa Bay. Connor Barth made 23 of 28 field goals and 25 of 26 extra points in replacing Brindza.
Few will remember what the Bucs gave up to secure Aguayo if he produces a long, successful NFL career.