The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't take the massive step back this past season as many thought they would when Tom Brady retired from the league. Not only did the Bucs win the NFC South for the third straight year without Brady, but they managed to win a playoff game in blowout fashion and came close to making it to the NFC Championship Game. Not bad for year one of the post-Brady era.
Bucs fans want to see this team take the next step in 2024 and beyond. What can be done to ensure that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a Super Bowl contender once again?
Get the band back together
The two big names that the Bucs need to retain on offense this offseason are Baker Mayfield and Mike Evans, both of whom are slated to hit free agency. This past season saw Mayfield play for his fourth team in just three years but he revamped his career in Tampa, throwing for 4,044 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 10 picks in 17 games. Evans was as reliable as always, hauling in 1,255 yards and 13 touchdowns.
If the Buccaneers want to get back to the big game, they need to ensure that both Evans and Mayfield are back in Tampa in 2024 and beyond. Fortunately, Mayfield says that he wants to be back and that he wants to "get the band back together".