Is Sean Murphy-Bunting Becoming A Certified Ball Hawk?
Who?! Sean Murphy-Bunting is a 2nd-year player that has come onto the scene in the 2021 playoffs. He is becoming a household name in the Buccaneers organization because he has gotten 3 INTs this postseason. One for each game in the 2021 playoffs. Does this mean we are seeing the progression of a certified ballhawk? Maybe so. Could this be a slight overreaction due to an impressive string of games? Probably. See, the entire regular season, he only had 1 interception. Last season, in his rookie year, he had 3 interceptions. It was weird seeing such a regression in interceptions after he had 3.
It seems Sean Murphy-Bunting has found his groove at just the right time. He has had a solid 3 games and now he is going to one of the most talented QB the NFL has ever seen in Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl no less. The question is if he can make a difference in the Super Bowl and future seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He can help the Bucs’ chances of winning by trying to defend the speed demon and the most dangerous man in the NFL in Tyreek Hill.
If he can even grab one interception against Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl, that’s a football he needs to keep. Mahomes could very well be the GOAT one day, so to get an INT in the Super Bowl would be nothing less than surreal for Sean Murphy-Bunting. He might be a problem only being in his second year and making an impact in the playoffs. Maybe one day he will be the leader for the secondary on the Bucs defense.