Key Buccaneers Players to Watch in the 2024 Season


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been a perennial force in the NFL since joining the league in 1976. The team are consistently strong contenders, with a blend of veteran talent and up-and-coming newcomers rounding out the squad. The Bucs finished last season with a 9-8 record, securing their third consecutive NFC South division title and fourth straight playoff appearance.

It’s the contribution of individual players that makes this team work so well and provides insights into how well they might perform during the upcoming season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the key Bucs players to watch in 2024. 

Quarterback: Baker Mayfield

When Baker Mayfield joined the Bucs in 2023, it was with the expectation that he’d become an important part of their offensive strategy. That’s exactly what happened. During his short time with the squad, Mayfield has already led his team to an NFC South title and won the offensive MVP at the 2024 Pro Bowl.

As sports betting has become more popular in recent years, fans keep players like Mayfield on their radar. Whether wagering on whether the Bucs will win a game or make it all the way to the Super Bowl, Mayfield’s performance and stats can help them to make an educated guess. Many sportsbooks offer risk-free bets; they are often called “no sweat bets”, allowing fans to get a feel for the sites and gain bonus refunds if the bet doesn’t pay out.

With Mayfield set to continue his success in 2024, it’s likely some fans will take advantage of these offers. Mayfield isn’t just a player. He leads on the field, bringing energy and tactical acumen to the offense.  While he has a solid all-around game, Mayfield could work on becoming more consistent and reducing turnovers to reach his full potential. 

Wide Receiver: Mike Evans

Since being drafted in 2014, Mike Evans has been at the core of the Bucs’ offense. With over 10,000 receiving yards and consistently surpassing 1,000 yards in each of his ten NFL seasons, Evans is one of the most reliable wide receivers in the league.

Evans has the size, hands and route-running skills to go up against even the most competitive players, especially in red-zone situations. He brings invaluable veteran leadership to the receiving corps and the team as a whole. In 2024, he is expected to remain a top target for quarterback Baker Mayfield, continuing his streak of consistent performances and aiming to solidify his Hall of Fame credentials.

Running Back: Rachaad White

Since the moment he donned a Buccaneer helmet, Rachaad White has shown what he can do as a true dual-threat running back. Known for his ability to contribute to both rushing and passing games, White has become an important part of the Buccaneers’ offensive scheme.

As we head into the 2024 season, White is expected to take on an even bigger role, with increased responsibilities in both carrying the ball and catching passes out of the backfield.

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