Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time team

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Tristan Wirfs, Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Tackle: Paul Gruber (1988 – 1999)

While Paul Gruber may have never been voted to a Pro Bowl (which is an absolute crime), he is the only offensive lineman that can say he is a member of the Ring of Honor, which means he is the left tackle for this all-time team. It’s also a crime that he just missed out on the Bucs 2002 Super Bowl season, but he was an integral part of the franchise’s renaissance, as well has being one of the lone bright spots during the franchise’s darkest periods. A true warrior indeed.

Guard: Davin Joseph (2006 – 2013)

Another player during the franchise’s lean years of the mid-to-late 2000s and decade of the 2010s, Davin Joseph was actually a two-time Pro Bowl selection in 2006 and 2011. While it may not have been the most successful period in franchise history, they did have some solid offensive lines, and Joseph was a big reason why.

Center: Tony Mayberry (1990 – 1999)

An offensive line stablemate to Gruber, Tony Mayberry was actually a Pro Bowl selection, receiving the honor three consecutive times from 1997-1999. He and Gruber both helped the franchise turn around, but never got to cross the finish line with the Lombardi Trophy. That doesn’t mean they aren’t all-time great Bucs though.

Guard: Ali Marpet (2015 – 2021)

Ali Marpet inexplicably never made the Pro Bowl until his final season in the NFL in 2021. If that wasn’t a sign of how underappreciated he was, the way the offensive line took a turn for the worst their first season without him in 2022 certainly was. He is sorely missed, and should be honored.

Tackle: Tristan Wirfs (2020 – Present)

Arguably the best right tackle in football since entering the league, Tristan Wirfs is already an all-time great in the history of the franchise. Offensive linemen may not get to an enjoy the wide array of statistics as other players, but if you ever get a chance, look up whatever stats you can on Wirfs to see just how dominant of a force he really is.