When Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians announced his decision to step down and take a role in the front office the team made a seamless transition to new head coach Todd Bowles.
The question now is, are the Buccaneers still considered contenders for a championship run? The answer is simple, yes! The culture and most of the players this team has had during their recent success are intact. There wasn’t any major turnover with the coaching staff, oh and then there’s that Tom Brady guy. So yes, the Buccaneers are definitely still contenders.
So How Does Vegas View The New Look Buccaneers?
According to FanDuel Sportsbook the Buccaneers are one of the favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl, but not THEE favorite.
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— PFF Bet (@PFF_Bet) April 8, 2022
Bills Mafia Checking In
Ah yes, those pesky Buffalo Bills, the once held down by the Patriots Buffalo Bills are the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl. The same Buffalo Bills that the Buccaneers beat 33-27 last season in a wild overtime game featuring nearly 800 passing yards.
This year’s Bucs team will look a little different than the previous two. The Buccaneers lost Alex Cappa (G), Jordan Whitehead (S), Ronald Jones (RB), and O.J. Howard (TE) in free agency. The team was able to re-sign Carlton Davis (CB), Chris Godwin (WR), Giovani Bernard (RB), Blaine Gabbert (QB), Leonard Fournette (RB), Ryan Jensen (C), Will Gholston (DL), Breshad Perriman (WR), Aaron Stinnie (G), Zach Triner (LS), and Josh Wells (T). All-Pro guard Ali Marpet also retired this offseason.
The team wasn’t done though, they also traded for All-Pro guard Shaq Mason and signed free agents Russell Gage (WR), Fred Johnson (OL), Logan Ryan (DB), and Keanu .Neal (S).
The Buccaneers are still looking to re-sign a couple of their free agents and of course still have the draft to add talent to this team. So having the second best odds to win the Super Bowl and still have the ability to add talent is definitely encouraging.
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