Tampa Bay Buccaneers that could make the Pro Bowl in 2021

Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, missed 2021 Pro Bowl(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, missed 2021 Pro Bowl(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to partially represent at the Pro Bowl in 2020, but the group should get bigger in 2021 with some important additions.

While the Pro Bowl has become more of a popularity contest rather than one of skill or merit over the past few years, being selected to play in that game is big for anyone. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been underrepresented over the past few seasons, but that looks primed to change.

The Bucs had several big names at the Pro Bowl in 2020, but as a whole, that season fell flat and the team is moving on to the 2020/2021 season.

Tampa Bay is an up and coming team, and the Buccaneers should have their share of representation at the 2021 Pro Bowl starting with these players.

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The number one player that Bucs fans should hope to see in the Pro Bowl in 2021 is Lavonte David. There is no player in the NFL more deserving and Bucs fans should fully support the heartbeat of the team getting the recognition that he deserves.

Lavonte David is one of the most underrated linebackers in the NFL, and one must question what his personal accolades would look like if he played for a larger-market team.

The Pro Bowl has been a popularity contest for years now, and most have to wonder if Luke Kuechly will still receive votes to be one of the linebackers for the NFC even though he has retired.

While that may be a slight stretch, Kuechly and Bobby Wagner have practically been shoe-ins for the NFC linebacker positions in the Pro Bowl for the last six years. Crazy things can happen, but this writer would bet almost anything that Bobby Wagner already has his spot in the 2021 Pro Bowl wrapped up, regardless of what his stats will be during the regular season.

With Luke Kuechly out of the mix with his early retirement, Lavonte David looks to be the next man up in the NFC.

As far as linebackers are concerned, few possess David’s versatility and the depth that his game is known for. Lavonte David will now step into a larger portion of the spotlight and rightfully so.

When all is said and done, Lavonte David has the highest chance of making the Pro Bowl of all of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.