NFL Analyst Reveals Which Players Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Looking to Bring Back

Published 03/15/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Feb 7, 2020; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) moves under center near the goalline against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already started on their journey to the Super Bowl next season. After going on an incredible run to win the Super Bowl title this time around, the Buccaneers have started bringing their key players back.

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As of now, the Buccaneers have already brought back important players like Shaq Barrett and Chris Godwin. But who are they bringing back next?

NFL analyst Peter Schrager revealed insider information after speaking with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office. He noted that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made bringing 3 players back a priority- Chris Godwin, Lavonte David, and Shaq Barrett.

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After re-signing all 3 players, they have shifted their attention to bringing back 3 other players who played a big role.

Now, the Buccaneers have shifted their focus to bringing back Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, and Ryan Succop. Rob Gronkowski proved invaluable last season. He seemed to pick right back up where he left off from his first retirement.

The Buccaneers brought him in at the behest of Tom Brady. And the duo showed their incredible connection throughout the season. During the Playoffs, Brady and Gronk combined for several touchdowns, even during the Super Bowl.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers looking to bring back key players

Ndamukong Suh brought some valuable veteran experience to the Buccaneers’ defensive line. As a defensive end for the Buccaneers, he helped some of the younger members of the roster stay disciplined.

Furthermore, he was crucial during the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs, holding the likes of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill at bay.

Ryan Succop was the primary kicker for the Buccaneers last season. He made 28 out of his 31 attempted field goals, at a 90% conversion rate.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ndamukong Suh (93) reacts after a play against Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the third quarter in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Furthermore, he was also kicking at a high conversion rate from 30 yards and further, which is a bit of a rarity for the league.

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Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bring all their key players back? They are on the right path so far, having brought back the 3 of the most valuable players outside of Tom Brady.

Furthermore, Tom Brady has agreed to a smaller contract in order to have better reinforcements going into their title defense. Whether the Buccaneers are able to defend their crown or not is something that remains to be seen.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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