4 unforgettable Buccaneers that only spent one year in Tampa
By Rob Leeds
A college football legend who led the Buccaneers
Some people may fail to realize that one of the greatest college football minds of all time played for the Buccaneers. Spurrier was known for his ability as a coach, not so much for his playing ability, but he will always be the first starting quarterback for the Bucs.
Spurrier was a part of the team during the bleakest time in franchise history. The Bucs never earned a win under Spurrier, but it was no fault of his own. Life was difficult for expansion teams, and the Bucs were far from a functional unit in year one.
That Buccaneer team went down in history as the first NFL team to not win a single game. The Bucs failed to win during their first season, but that was no fault of Spurrier.
The veteran quarterback joined the Bucs as their first full-time starter after a career of mostly serving as a backup. Spurrier struggled to find any substantial success at any part of his playing career, but his coaching career is what solidifies him in the all-time lists.
With 1,628 passing yards, seven touchdowns, nine interceptions, and many brutal losses, Steve Spurrier is far from the most accomplished Buccaneer quarterbacks. Still, his time after the NFL will always make him one of the most memorable.