Todd Bowles is not going to last on his current contract with the Buccaneers. The writing has been on the wall, even if we aren’t through year one.
We may not even be one full year into the Todd Bowles coaching experiment with the Buccaneers, but one thing is certain; this pairing is not going to last.
Make all the excuses you want. Nothing will every justify such a bad season by such a talented team in such a bad division.
Even if we wouldn’t qualify it as a hot seat yet, Bowles’ seat is heating up by the day, and we are inching closer to the day where the team finally makes the announcement that everyone sees coming.
The team may try to right the ship this offseason. They may try to dig in with support for a well-liked coach. None of that will matter when Tom Brady leaves.
The greatest quarterback of all time is keeping several people employed that have no business being in their roles. When Brady retires, who will Bowles save his job with? Kyle Trask? Blaine Gabbert? Good luck.
The free agent options aren’t much better. Sure, Lamar Jackson is there, but let’s be realistic. The draft won’t work either with project pieces being the most likely to land with Tampa.
At that point, Bowles would be drafting for his successor with it being very likely that he could put together two losing seasons if left to his own devices, and that is absolutely unacceptable.
The change is coming and will likely come regardless of any quarterback luck. The Buccaneers would be wise to bite the bullet at the end of this season, but it wouldn’t be the first time that they put a decision off until they are forced to make a move.
It’s coming. Fans may want to accept it.
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