This position group needs to be Buccaneers main priority this offseason

Tristan Wirfs, Shaq Mason, and Robert Hainsey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
Tristan Wirfs, Shaq Mason, and Robert Hainsey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

The number one priority for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason is blatantly obvious, even if it isn’t the most glamorous for Buccaneers fans.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can learn a thing or two from the Philadelphia Eagles. Buccaneers fans certainly don’t want to hear that given the history between the two teams, but look no further than what the Eagles have done this 2022 NFL season. They are playing in Super Bowl LVII. Why? Well, because they are better in the trenches than everyone else. The Bucs, were not.

Defensively, the Buccaneers do have some impressive hog mollies up front, both young and veteran players alike. The main problem stems from the offensive line, and it should be at the top of the to-do list this offseason.

Sure, there’s a very good chance that Tom Brady won’t be back in Tampa Bay, which means they may be in the quarterback market, despite having Kyle Trask, who they spent a second-round pick on in 2021, still on the roster. Even with that being the case, it won’t matter who is under center, or calling plays, if the Bucs don’t fix the offensive line.

If you can’t block, then your offense can’t go. It’s simple as that. On the flip side, if you can block, then the possibilities are endless. In the case of the Bucs, the possibility of actually being able to establish some semblance of a running game would be on the table with an improved offensive line, even if that has seemed like someone’s crazy illusion recently.

While it is true that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a plethora of positional holes to fill this offseason, especially with their long list of players set to be unrestricted free agents, the offensive line needs to be front and center on their planning sheet, otherwise, it’s back to mediocrity and irrelevance.