12 Personnel: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ New Offense


Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Bruce Arians announced today that the Buccaneers will use a 12 personnel set as their main offense. The news came today during a ZOOM meeting with Arians and reporters. Arians is playing to the Bucs’ strength of having three talented tight ends to choose from.


With the 12 personnel set in place, it would mean that both O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate will see field time and play alongside Rob Gronkowski. This also means that Chris Godwin will see less time as slot receiver, however, he will still be a major part of the offense. Like the running back situation, the Bucs’ could have competition at tight end between Brate and Howard.

Of course this is all still speculation as we have yet to see what the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers look like on the field. Mini Camp was set to begin around this time and would’ve given us our first look at the newest additions.

The Buccaneers will also have an abundance of three wide receiver sets and two running back sets to use. This would give draft pick Tyler Johnson some field time as well. That is unless second year man Scotty Miller wins the job.