Offensive Line (9)
Once again the Bucs are beginning the season with serious questions about the offensive line.
Ryan Jensen is already out for the season, something Jason Licht confirmed during Saturday’s preseason game, which is an absolute bummer on a number of different levels. Jensen deserves way more credit than he gets for being part of the heart and soul of the Bucs Super Bowl team in 2020, and he was an anchor on offense during the Brady Era. His absence last year was one of the key reasons the season went off the rails, and now the Bucs are in the exact same position a year later.
So much about this group looks different while seemingly like it’s remaining the same. Tristan Wirfs switched positions to account for the loss of Donovan Smith, which means Luke Goedeke will step up as the new starting right tackle. Next to him will be Cody Mauch, who begins the season with a ton of hype as potentially another long-term anchor to go along with Wirfs, but is also an unproven rookie. Robert Hainsey will replace Jensen as the new starting center and free agent Matt Feiler will slide in as the new left guard next to Wirfs.
There’s a lot of familiarity in that group, but also a ton of uncertainty.