2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head coachBruce Arians
General managerJason Licht
OwnerThe Glazer family
Home fieldRaymond James Stadium

The 2020 season will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' upcoming 45th in the National Football League and their second under head coach Bruce Arians. They will attempt to improve upon their 7–9 record from the previous season and make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. They will also attempt to become the first team to play in the Super Bowl on their home field.

For the first time since 2014, quarterback Jameis Winston will not be on the Buccaneers' roster. On March 20, 2020, the team agreed to terms with former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.[1] Also, the team will be receiving new uniforms in April 2020, for the first time since 2014.[2]

Roster changes[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The Buccaneers entered free agency with the following:[3]

Unrestricted[edit]

Position Player 2020 team Date signed Contract
QB Blaine Gabbert
QB Jameis Winston
RB Peyton Barber Washington Redskins March 26, 2020[4] 2 years, $3M[4]
WR Jaydon Mickens
WR Bryant Mitchell Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 19, 2020[5] 1 year, amount TBA
WR Breshad Perriman New York Jets March 24, 2020[6] 1 year, $8M[6]
TE Antony Auclair Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 16, 2020[7] 1 year, amount TBA
T Demar Dotson
T Jerald Hawkins
T Michael Liedtke
G Earl Watford
T Josh Wells
DT Beau Allen New England Patriots March 18, 2020[8] 2 years, $8M[8]
DE Rakeem Nuñez-Roches Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 19, 2020[9] 1 year, $2.25M[9]
DE Ndamukong Suh Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 26, 2020[10] 1 year, $8M[10]
OLB Sam Acho
OLB Shaquil Barrett Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 16, 2020[11] Franchise tagged for 1 year, $15.8 million[11]
ILB Kevin Minter Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 20, 2020[12] 1 year. $1.18M[12]
OLB Carl Nassib Las Vegas Raiders March 17, 2020[13] 3 years, $25M[13]
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 16, 2020[14] 2 years, $27M[14]
FS Andrew Adams Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 22, 2020[15] 1 year, $1.01M[15]
CB Ryan Smith Tampa Bay Buccaneers March 27, 2020[16] 1 year, $1.75M[16]
SS Darian Stewart
SS Orion Stewart

Signings[edit]

Position Player Previous team Date signed Contract
QB Tom Brady New England Patriots March 20, 2020[17] 2 years, $50M[17]
T Joe Haeg Indianapolis Colts March 20, 2020[18] 1 year, $2.3M[18]
Indicates that the player was a free agent at the end of his respective team's 2019 season.

Contract extensions[edit]

Releases/waivers[edit]

Retirements[edit]

Trades[edit]

Draft[edit]

2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 14
2 45
3 76
4 117
139 Compensatory pick
5 161
6 194

Draft trades

Staff[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff

Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning

Coaching staff
Management
More NFL staffs

AFC East
BUF
MIA
NE
NYJ
North
BAL
CIN
CLE
PIT
South
HOU
IND
JAX
TEN
West
DEN
KC
LV
LAC
NFC East
DAL
NYG
PHI
WAS
North
CHI
DET
GB
MIN
South
ATL
CAR
NO
TB
West
ARI
LAR
SF
SEA

Current roster[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Active/Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs

Rookies in italics

Roster updated March 28, 2020
Depth chartTransactions
62 active, 0 inactive, 10 free agents

AFC rostersNFC rosters

Preseason[edit]

The Buccaneers' preseason opponents and schedule will be announced in the spring.

Regular season[edit]

2020 opponents[edit]

Listed below are the Buccaneers' opponents for 2020. Exact dates and times will be announced in the spring.[20]

Category Home Away
Division opponents
(NFC South)
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints
Conference opponents
(NFC North)
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Conference opponents
(based on 2019 division placement)
Los Angeles Rams New York Giants
Interconference opponents
(AFC West)
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
Denver Broncos
Las Vegas Raiders

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Scott (March 21, 2020). "ALL IN! TOM BRADY, BUCS TEAM UP TO PURSUE CHAMPIONSHIPS". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Smith, Scott (February 27, 2020). "Buccaneers to Introduce New Uniforms in 2020". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "Buccaneers UFA". Spotrac. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Auman, Greg. "Peyton Barber gets a two-year deal with the Redskins worth $3 million, including $600,000 guaranteed. Made the Bucs as an undrafted rookie four years ago, led team in rushing twice". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  5. ^ Rapoport, Ian. "Bucs agree to terms with WR Bryant Mitchell on a 1-year deal, per source". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  6. ^ a b Schefter, Adam. "Former Bucs' WR Breshad Perriman is signing with the Jets on a one-year deal for worth up to $8 million, including $6 million guaranteed, per". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  7. ^ Stroud, Rick. "#GoBucs agreed to terms with TE Antony Auclair on a one-year deal". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  8. ^ a b Caplan, Adam. "#Patriots are signing former #Buccaneers DT Beau Allen: deal is for 2 years, $8m max total, source said". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  9. ^ a b Caplan, Adam. "#Buccaneers and DT Rakeem Nunzez-Roches agreed to 1-year deal for up to $2.25m ($1m gtd), source said. Could see more time with Beau Allen signing with Pats". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  10. ^ a b Rapoport, Ian. "#Bucs DL Ndamukong Suh is expected to re-sign on a 1-year deal worth $8M, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. He wanted to return to play for DC Todd Bowles, and it should be done soon". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  11. ^ a b Yarcho, James (2020-03-16). "Buccaneers place franchise tag on Shaquil Barrett". www.bucsnation.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  12. ^ a b Wilson, Aaron. "Kevin Minter (Buccaneers), $1.187 million one-year deal, $137,500 roster bonus 3rd day after contract execution, $1.05M base salary, veteran minimum salary benefit". twitter. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  13. ^ a b Rapoport, Ian (2020-03-17). "Carl Nassib goes the #Raiders for 3 years and $25M, source said. He gets a whopping $17M fully guaranteed at signing on a deal that has a max value of $28M". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  14. ^ a b Schefter, Adam (2020-03-16). "JPP is going back to Tampa Bay on a two-year, $27 million deal, per source". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  15. ^ a b Auman, Greg (2020-03-22). "Bucs safety Andrew Adams' new contract to return for 2020 is one year, $1.01-million. Qualifies for minimum salary benefit -- minimum for his experience is $910,000, and with MSB would only count $750,000 for cap purposes". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  16. ^ a b Auman, Greg (2020-03-27). "Bucs have completed a deal to bring cornerback and special-teams ace Ryan Smith back on a one-year contract worth $1.75 million. $1m is guaranteed, with a chance to earn another $500,000 in incentives as well. Big part of Bucs' kick coverage unit last four years". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  17. ^ a b Schefter, Adam. "Tom Brady's contract details with Tampa, sources tell ESPN: 2 years, $50 million deal, all guaranteed, that also includes another $9 million in incentives - $4.5 million in incentives per year. The contract also prohibits and trades". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  18. ^ a b Rapoport, Ian. "For the #Bucs and OL Joe Haeg, it's a 1-year, $2.3M deal that gives him a chance to make $3.3M, source said. The versatile lineman will help". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  19. ^ Williams, Charean A. (March 14, 2019). "Bucs trade DeSean Jackson to Eagles". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  20. ^ "2020 Opponents Determined". NFL Communications. December 30, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2019.

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