Buccaneers Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson coached by Bobby Bowden
Dexter Jackson shares the distinction of being one of the best safeties for both the Buccaneers and FSU. Tampa doesn’t have a long history of wild success from their safeties, and while Jackson wasn’t in Tampa for as long as a player like Brooks, he did enough during his time to cement himself as one of the best at the position for the franchise.
The Bucs don’t have many individual player accolades to hang their hat on over the years, but Dexter Jackson is a part of the most exclusive club in team history. The Buccaneers are still searching for their first league MVP, but they are lucky to have two Super Bowl MVPs, arguably a higher honor.
The list is confined to Dexter Jackson and Tom Brady, and we all know how much it means to have company like that. Jackson will always be the first, and what he did in that first Super Bowl could be the most impactful individual performance by a player in franchise history.
The Bucs dominated that game from the start against the Raiders, but without Jackson’s incredible performances, who knows where that game could’ve gone.
Without Bowden, the Bucs may have never won that first Super Bowl, and for more reasons than just having coached the best player in that game.
While Bowden is probably the most proud of what he did for building character, it was certainly an added bonus that some of his best players at FSU translated so well to the NFL.