The Bucs were able to dish out a whole bunch of new contracts in 2021, so it should be no surprise that Bruce Arians and Jason Licht get to join in on the fun.
Per Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network, the Bucs revised Arians’ and Licht’s contracts on Monday. Arians received a raise, while Licht received an unspecified amount of extra years on the 2019 deal that ran through 2023.
Sources: The #Bucs have agreed on a revised contract for Super Bowl-winning coach Bruce Arians that includes a pay raise, while GM Jason Licht also has a new deal that ensures he’ll be in Tampa Bay for multiple years. Well-deserved for the champs. 🏆 🏆 🏆
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 7, 2021
The Athletic’s Greg Auman confirmed the news not long after Rapoport broke the story.
I can confirm the Bucs have given Bruce Arians a pay raise but no new years on his deal, while GM Jason Licht has an unspecified extension. https://t.co/LiLaN2wdRm
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 7, 2021
Arians is 18-14 (.563%) in two years as the Bucs head coach and just won Super Bowl LV. Licht’s teams have compiled a 45-67 (.402%) record since he was named GM back in 2014. But Licht is 4-0 in the postseason with the same Super Bowl ring and has had been very successful when it comes to free agency and the draft over the last few years. Tampa Bay’s 2018, 2019, and 2020 free agency/draft classes all feature players who were key during the 2020 Super Bowl run.
Official numbers have yet to be released when it comes to the Bucs and their adjustment of Arians’ and Licht’s contracts, but we will be sure to get any updates out as soon as we receive them.
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