Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Top 10 free agency signings in team history

Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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With free agency and the deadline for franchise tagging players on the horizon, it will kick off one of, if not the most, important and significant offseasons in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In their franchise’s history, the Buccaneers haven’t exactly been known as the home of successful offseason decisions. In fact, up until recently, the Buccaneers had statistically the lowest winning percentage in all of American sports, even with the Super Bowl LV victory. Shoutout to the Minnesota Timberwolves for fixing that.

One of the major reasons for this futility was due to poor front office moves. Bad draft picks, inconsistent quarterback play, and questionable free agency signings were the driving force. We already covered the top ten worst signings, so we thought we go down the bright side of memory lane. The Buccaneers have seemingly turned everything around for the franchise, so it’s time we start thinking about the good times.

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Given the history, one would think it’d be much easier to put together the list of the worst signings than the best, but the opposite proved to be true. Upon further research, the Buccaneers have actually had a pretty decent history when it comes to free agency. There are quite a few notable omissions to this top ten that we regret leaving off. So with apologies to Antonio Bryant, Jeff Garcia, Michael Pittman, Ndamukong Suh, and perhaps the hardest omission, Kennan McCardell, we’ll give them an honorable mention. Spoiler alert, there’s going to be a lot of 2002 and 2020 Buccaneers on here.