The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still in win-now mode, but looking ahead to the future will make the most of the Tom Brady era.
The Buccaneers are primed and ready for one of their biggest seasons in franchise history. After mediocrity for the entirety of the 2010s, the Bucs have now become favorites to make a substantial playoff push in 2020.
The apparent reason for this stark change is the addition of quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s track record and playoff experience leads fans and analysts to expect a renewed level of offensive efficiency that will be a catalyst for post-season hopes.
Hopes have gotten so high for the Buccaneers that they are now mentioned as legitimate contenders for the 2020 Super Bowl. These expectations are certainly a little too high, but that conversation becomes more reasonable in 2021.
By 2021, the Bucs will have played together for a year, and Tom Brady will have experienced sufficient time to grow acclimated to Bruce Arians’ offense. The Bucs also have most of the important pieces of their roster on contract through 2021, so there will also be little turnover amongst the starters again.
While the roster may still be mostly set by the start of the 2021 season, the addition of these players to the roster would be a dream scenario.