Tampa Bay Buccaneers: De facto best offense in the NFL?

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers now stand alone.

The rest of the NFL is officially competing for the spot of second-best offense in the league. The Buccaneers are already sitting pretty on top of the throne.

Signing Tom Brady should go down in history as one of the best sports transactions ever. The Buccaneers already had a great offense before the GOAT arrived, but the unit got even better with Brady’s substantial improvements on the accuracy front.

Even at 43-years old, Brady was offensively able to lead the Bucs to the Super Bowl in one of the most improbable NFL stories ever, and that same offense is continuing to grow under the current regime.

The Buccaneer front office has made it clear that the primary goal of the team is to build through the draft. Jason Licht has put together some spectacular draft classes in recent years to build the youth on the roster, but he has also been able to do exceedingly well in free agency.

Brady was the best free-agent signing in team history, but bringing players like Chris Godwin back after winning the Super Bowl and adding Giovani Bernard is an extremely impressive endeavor.
Bernard has been one of the biggest surprise signings of the offseason. The Bucs looked ready to target a running back in the early rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, but the veteran addition is a much better use of capital.

With a quality veteran pass-catching back addressed, the Buccaneers have finally filled the last major hole on their roster. Brady was already able to light the league on fire last season with Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette dropping passes like they were getting paid for it. With Bernard, Brady has the missing piece that helped his potency in New England.

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Holding everything else constant, which can be hard to do in the NFL, the Buccaneers have gotten much better in the recent weeks on the offensive side of the ball. The 2021 season won’t be a cakewalk, but the Buccaneer offense is in a prime position to emerge as the best in the league next year.

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