2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
|2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|
|Head coach||Bruce Arians|
|General manager||Jason Licht|
|Owner||The Glazer family|
|Home field||Raymond 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. Also, the team will be receiving new uniforms in April 2020, for the first time since 2014.
The Buccaneers entered free agency with the following:
|Position||Player||2020 team||Date signed||Contract|
|RB||Peyton Barber||Washington Redskins||March 26, 2020||2 years, $3M|
|WR||Bryant Mitchell||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 19, 2020||1 year, amount TBA|
|WR||Breshad Perriman||New York Jets||March 24, 2020||1 year, $8M|
|TE||Antony Auclair||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 16, 2020||1 year, amount TBA|
|DT||Beau Allen||New England Patriots||March 18, 2020||2 years, $8M|
|DE||Rakeem Nuñez-Roches||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 19, 2020||1 year, $2.25M|
|DE||Ndamukong Suh||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 26, 2020||1 year, $8M|
|OLB||Shaquil Barrett||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 16, 2020||Franchise tagged for 1 year, $15.8 million|
|ILB||Kevin Minter||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 20, 2020||1 year. $1.18M|
|OLB||Carl Nassib||Las Vegas Raiders||March 17, 2020||3 years, $25M|
|OLB||Jason Pierre-Paul||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 16, 2020||2 years, $27M|
|FS||Andrew Adams||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 22, 2020||1 year, $1.01M|
|CB||Ryan Smith||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||March 27, 2020||1 year, $1.75M|
|Position||Player||Previous team||Date signed||Contract|
|QB||Tom Brady||New England Patriots||March 20, 2020||2 years, $50M|
|T||Joe Haeg||Indianapolis Colts||March 20, 2020||1 year, $2.3M|
|Indicates that the player was a free agent at the end of his respective team's 2019 season.|
- The Buccaneers traded their 2020 seventh-round selection and wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Philadelphia's sixth-round 2019 selection.
The Buccaneers' preseason opponents and schedule will be announced in the spring.
New Orleans Saints
|Green Bay Packers
(based on 2019 division placement)
|Los Angeles Rams||New York Giants|
|Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
Las Vegas Raiders
- Smith, Scott (March 21, 2020). "ALL IN! TOM BRADY, BUCS TEAM UP TO PURSUE CHAMPIONSHIPS". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
- Smith, Scott (February 27, 2020). "Buccaneers to Introduce New Uniforms in 2020". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
- "Buccaneers UFA". Spotrac. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
- 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.
- Rapoport, Ian. "Bucs agree to terms with WR Bryant Mitchell on a 1-year deal, per source". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
- 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.
- Stroud, Rick. "#GoBucs agreed to terms with TE Antony Auclair on a one-year deal". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Yarcho, James (2020-03-16). "Buccaneers place franchise tag on Shaquil Barrett". www.bucsnation.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Williams, Charean A. (March 14, 2019). "Bucs trade DeSean Jackson to Eagles". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "2020 Opponents Determined". NFL Communications. December 30, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2019.