Five decisions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope don’t come back to bite them
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big-time moves over the course of the 2020 offseason and those moves have them set up to make a major run at a playoff berth this season.
The Buccaneers are one of the ‘darling’ teams of the league as we enter this season and much of that has to do with the addition of Tom Brady.
As we inch closer to kickoff, here are five decisions the Buccaneers hope don’t come back to bite them (and why we think they won’t).
5. Not going ahead and locking up Shaquil Barrett long-term
One of the first decisions that comes to mind is the fact that Tampa Bay elected not to lock up Shaq Barrett on a long-term deal.
Barrett was the NFL’s sack leader last year, but years before he hadn’t performed near that level. So, there are certainly questions about his long-term viability.
That being said, there is always that chance that he shows out this season and this is offered a much larger contract elsewhere that the Bucs can’t afford. Locking him up this offseason would’ve given Tampa their answer for the future when it comes to the defense, but now they’ll still have work to do with negotiations over the course of the next few months.