3 Buccaneers players who shouldn't be back in 2024, and 3 that should

It's time for the Bucs to build on a rather successful 2023.

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Bring back: Antoine Winfield Jr., S

Revisiting our discussion about the safety position, it would be a shame and a huge mistake to see the Bucs let go of Antoine Winfield Jr. As one of the best safeties in football, Winfield brings a whole lot to this defense, and this would be a move Bucs fans would hate if the team didn't make it.

Winfield continues to ascend in his young career, being voted as a First Team All Pro following his stellar season this year and was also voted as a team captain for the first time in 2023. It seems like a foregone conclusion that the Bucs are going to bring him back, but it still needs to be said.

In 2023, Winfield totaled career highs in tackles with 128, sacks (6.0), interceptions (3), passes defensed (12) and quarterback hits (8). He is one of the catalysts that makes this defense what it is, and I think it's safe to say he is a top priority for Licht and the front office, this spring.