The Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the NFL for the 1976 season, along with the Seattle Seahawks. The franchise went winless in the debut and is one of two teams to not register a single win over the course of a regular season. However, as it was their debut year, fans looked past this as the team had to settle down.
They started off in the AFC before joining the NFC where they won their first football games only towards the end of their second season. The statistic makes their divisional triumph in the 3rd season that much more astounding.
In 2020, the franchise signed free agent quarterback Tom Brady. The signing bolstered their squad, and in the eyes of analysts, it would serve as the missing link between a strong team and a unit that could make it to the post-season. Another new signing was a 3-time Super Bowl-winning tight end, Rob Gronkowski.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2019 season in 2nd place with a 7-9 record. They play in one of the most stacked divisions on the NFL alongside the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons.
The Glazer family serves as the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Malcolm Glazer purchased the club 25 years ago ahead of the 1995 NFL season. It was under the Glazers that the franchise ended its 18-season divisional title drought and 15-year postseason drought.
In the 3rd season of their new owners, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers left the Tampa Stadium and settled at the newly constructed Raymond James Stadium.
The Buccaneers have claimed 1 Super Bowl win. They beat the Oakland Raiders to conclude the 2002 NFL season. The 2002 season also marked Tampa Bay’s only NFC Championship victory to date.
The franchise has claimed its divisional title 3 times. The first of these came in its 3rd season in professional football. They achieved sporadic success winning their NFC East division just 2 more times before the turn of the millennium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers built on their Super Bowl success and won the NFC South two more times in 2005 and 2007.
The Florida-based outfit has made it to the NFL post-season on 10 occasions but is yet to advance in over 13 seasons.
The Buccs rounded off their 2020 regular season with an 11-5 record and placed second in the NFC South. They went on to win the Wild Card Playoffs at Washington with a 31-23 finish.
They finally actualized their post-season blues with a run in the 2020 season. They are primed to take on the New Orleans Saints on their home turf after losing to them twice in the regular season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have remained true to their name and incorporated it into their logos right from their inception. The franchise’s first logo from 1976 to 1996 featured a character dressed as a buccaneer with a dagger in his mouth. The colors of orange and red blended to form the design.
Ahed of the 1996 NFL season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers opted for a logo with the pirate ship staple from popular culture. It featured a flag with rips in strategic places and the trademark skull and crossbones. At the intersection of the crossbones, the designers left an orange football.
The logo structure has remained, with only the colors changing on a couple of occasions. First, the franchise lightened the maroon flag to make it red and eliminated the rips on the flag. The color of the football was lightened. Ahead of the 2020 NFL season, the franchise opted for a darker logo, which is reminiscent of the 1996 to 2013 version.
Every single version of their logo has stayed true to their team colors of red, orange, and black.
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Moreover, Good Greek Moving & Storage was named as the official mover of the Buccaneers. The move came starting out with the 2020-2021 season to handle all the transportation needs, making sure everything the team needs arrives safely and on time.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a 53-player roster for the 2020 NFL season. This comprises 3 quarterbacks, 4 running backs, 6 wide receivers, 4 tight ends, 9 offensive linemen, 6 defensive linemen, 9 linebackers, 9 defensive backs, and 3 special team players.
|Quarterbacks||12 Tom Brady |
11 Blaine Gabbert
4 Ryan Griffin
|Running Backs||28 Leonard Fournette |
27 Ronald Jones II
25 LeSean McCoy
30 Ke’Shawn Vaughn
|Wide Receivers||13 Mike Evans |
81. Antonio Brown
14 Chris Godwin
18 Tyler Johnson
85 Jaydon Mickens
10 Scotty Miller
17 Justin Watson
|Tight Ends||84 Cameron Brate |
87 Rob Gronkowski
82. Antony Auclair
88 Tanner Hudson
|Offensive Linemen||65 Alex Cappa G |
73 Joe Haeg T
66 Ryan Jensen C
74 Ali Marpet G
78. Tristan Wirts T
76 Donovan Smith T
64 Aaron Stinnie G
72 Josh Wells T
78 Tristan Wirfs T
|Defensive Linemen||94 Khalil Davis DE |
92 William Gholston DE
95. Jeremiah Ledbetter DE
56 Rakeem Nuñez-Roches NT
79 Pat O’Connor DE
93 Ndamukong Suh DE
96. Steve McLendon NT
93. Ndamukong Suh
|Linebackers||58 Shaquil Barrett OLB |
48 Jack Cichy ILB
54 Lavonte David ILB
49 Cam Gill OLB
98 Anthony Nelson OLB
90 Jason Pierre-Paul OLB
45 Devin White ILB
|Defensive Backs||26 Andrew Adams FS |
43. Ross Cockrell CB
24 Carlton Davis CB
35 Jamel Dean CB
32 Mike Edwards FS
23 Sean Murphy-Bunting CB
29 Ryan Smith CB
33 Jordan Whitehead SS
31 Antoine Winfield Jr. FS
|Special Teams||8 Bradley Pinion P |
3 Ryan Succop K
97 Zach Triner LS
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation aims to create and support programs that address education disparity, gender equality, and social justice. There’s an intrinsic belief that everyone deserves a level playing field. Additionally, the Buccaneers plate is the most popular license plate program wherein the annual cost for the plate registration fees is $25. The revenue generated benefits the Florida Sports Foundation Major and Regional Grant Program as well as the Glazer Foundation.
Not to mention, the Saluting Our Heroes campaign and the Buccs take pride in supporting and celebrating the military through a salute to service initiatives, community partnerships, and game-day experiences.
|Owner||The Glazer Family|
|Head Coach||Bruce Arians|
|Stadium||Raymond James Stadium|
|Sponsors||Good Greek Moving & Storage, Invisalign, Monkey Knife Fight, ReliaQuest, Dunkin Donuts, Mighty Swell Sparkling Cocktails|
|Championships||League championships (1) |
Super Bowl championships (1)
Conference championships (1)
Division championships (6)
NFC Central: 1979, 1981, 1999
NFC South: 2002, 2005, 2007
|Official Website||Tampa Bay Buccaneers- www.buccaneers.com|