Tampa Bay Buccaneers: How the Bucs offense COULD look on Week 1

Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

How could the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive attack look when we get the 2020 NFL season underway in hopefully just a few short months?

So, the start of the NFL season seems like a long way away given the suspension of all sports across the globe right now.

If, like me, you’re desperate to start thinking about sports again and in particular, football, then  our predicted Buccaneers offensive starters should get you hyped for when Week 1 (finally) comes around:

QB – Tom Brady

The GOAT requires no introduction. The Buccaneers’ biggest offseason signing in history will be the man under center when the season begins. Let’s gooooooo.

RB – Ronald Jones/Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Bucs pick an explosive running back in the 2nd round after missing out on targets such as Dion Lewis in free agency. They don’t come much more explosive than Edwards-Helaire who is selected out of LSU to provide a formidable duo with Ronald Jones.

WR1 – Mike Evans

One of, if not the best receiver in the league. Evans will remain the number 1 target for Brady, despite other reports saying he won’t be utilised as much with Brady preferring slants and dump-offs. Evans is too good to ignore and Brady’s gonna love working with him.

WR2 – Chris Godwin

Every Bucs fan will hope Godwin can re-produce his performances from last year. Chris is better than most WR1’s in the league right now and is a vital part of the Bucs offense, whether used wide or in the slot.

WR3 – Brandon Aiyuk

Sorry Scotty Miller, Aiyuk is the new man in town. The Bucs use their third round pick to select the Arizona State stand out who has been compared to Sammy Watkins. He’ll come in and be the man trusted to catch the ball when Evans and Godwin are tied up.

TE – Cameron Brate

OJ Howard stays with the Bucs but remains the second choice behind Brate, who took a big pay cut to stay in Tampa and play with the GOAT. Brady will soon decide whether he trusts OJ or Cam more, but if they are used as much as the tight ends were in New England, they’re both in for big seasons.

C – Ryan Jensen

Jensen is a solid guy who has already expressed his desire to help Brady and keep him protected. No changes needed here.

LG – Ali Marpet

The best LG in the NFL in my opinion, Marpet is Mr Reliable and the best player on the Bucs’ O-Line.

LT – Andrew Thomas

Thomas is selected in the first round by Tampa Bay to help protect Brady. He starts at left tackle after playing 2 years in this position at Georgia but is capable of switching to the right if needed. Tampa hope Thomas becomes the reliable guy that Marpet is next to him.

RG – Josh Kline

The Bucs pick up Josh Kline in free agency following a solid 13 games as starter in Minnesota. Kline replaces Alex Cappa who is yet to fully prove himself in Tampa and is a guy Brady trusts after starting out at the Patriots.

RT – Donovan Smith

Smith has had his fair share of haters over the past few years, but he was solid enough last year to warrant another chance and this year he moves from LT to RT.

If this offense can gel then it could be one of the best ever seen in Tampa Bay. And I, for one, cannot wait to see these guys in action. 

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BUCS FANS – Do you think this will be the starting line=up on Week 1? What changes would you make? Let us know on Twitter and in the comments!