5 replacements for Todd Bowles the Bucs need to start thinking about

The Bucs need to start planning for a new era.
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2. Frank Smith, Offensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins

If the Bucs want to go the route of an offensive mind -- and they should -- then Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith is one heck of a candidate. Even after a lackluster performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dolphins continue to rank as the top offense in football, putting up over 435 yards per game and scoring 31.7 points per contest.

Smith, alongside head coach Mike McDaniel, has done a remarkable job continuing to develop Tua Tagovailoa into a much better quarterback than most thought he would be in the pre-Frank Smith era. Tua has blossomed, and Miami has done it the right way by surrounding him with the necessarily weaponry and scheme.

The Bucs have some weapons, although Mike Evans may not be here after 2023. Still, the Bucs have done a nice job ensuring their offense has pieces at each position, and should continue to do that through the draft as they have over the years. Smith would be an ideal candidate to come in and help develop a franchise quarterback from the start.

If the Bucs plan on going after one of the draft's top quarterbacks this spring, Smith has to be one of their top candidates.