Buccaneers fail to adapt in 2022 as others in NFL cash in
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers not finding a way to put Tom Brady in one of the creamsicles in a massive mistake as NFL teams push for throwbacks and alternates.
The players want it, the fans want it, and the NFL clearly wants it as a whole, yet the Buccaneers still can’t find a way to bring their throwback jerseys back for the 2022 season.
At this part of the year right before training camp starts, the news cycle has a way of staying painfully slow. We get it. However, teams like the Bengals were able to create some extra hype for their season by showcasing white helmets for new alternate jerseys in 2022, and the Bengals weren’t alone.
As other teams rolled out throwback jerseys or exciting alternates, the Bucs are still sitting on their hands and waiting for the 2023 season.
What a major missed opportunity.
Hype currently exists around the Buccaneers. The could be no better time to revive these relics from the past during a primetime game where Tom Brady leads the Bucs to a win.
Will the same hype exist in 2023 when Blaine Gabbert is the starting quarterback in a blowout loss?
Hint, the answer to that is a resounding no.
Even if the jerseys aren’t available for sale to the fans just yet, the Bucs waiting is only going to lose them money and excitement. Tampa could offer preorders. The could build excitement for future jersey sales while showcasing them now during a great year.
Waiting is a mistake.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the team is going to make the right decision by pairing one of the best players in this history of the sport with one of its best jerseys, and this will go down as a miss by a franchise that has very few in the last couple of years.
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