Usually, the defending Super Bowl champions lose a few key players in free agency. However, that isn’t the case for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers have done an excellent job of retaining their championship core this offseason, re-signing Shaq Barrett, Lavonte David, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and several others.
Antonio Brown was the only notable free agent remaining for Tampa Bay, but he just signed a one-year deal that is worth up to $6.25 million this Tuesday.
With the band officially back together for the 2021 season, ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky believes the Buccaneers might be a better football team this fall.
“Think about this football team. It is significantly better than last year,” Orlovsky said on ESPN’s Get Up. “Not a little bit, significantly better. AB is back, O.J. Howard should be healthy and they just signed Gio Bernard. If this organization drafts on this weekend like they have the past couple of years, this will be a significantly better football team.”
"[Tampa Bay is] significantly better than last year! Not a little bit, significantly better. … This will be the best offense in the NFL next year."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) April 28, 2021
Orlovsky thinks Tampa Bay will have the best offense in the NFL next year.
As long as Tom Brady is playing at a high level, Tampa Bay should be a contender. He’s got plenty of weapons at his service, an excellent play caller by his side in Bruce Arians, and an elite defense that can force turnovers at will.
It’ll be tough for the Buccaneers to top what they accomplished last season, but there is no question they have the talent to do so.