2023 NFL Season: 3 teams who are already doomed
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a bad team last year with Tom Brady under center. Well, Brady is gone and the Bucs are returning a large chunk of their 2022 roster. However, their starting QB is likely going to be… Baker Mayfield.
Yeah, 2023 won’t be kind for the Buccaneers, who not only do not have a long-term QB option on the roster, but their coaching is suspect at best and they don’t really have a ton of talent anymore along their offensive line besides Ryan Jensen and Tristan Wirfs. I guess the Bucs being in a bad division could help, but I don’t even think them being in the NFC South is going to make much of a difference.
I think what we’ll see from this team in 2023 is them scraping together a handful of wins and earning one of the highest draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. It would make sense for this team to take a first-round QB next year and blow up the roster and coaching staff.
Don’t be surprised if this team sells heavily at the trade deadline. Someone like Mike Evans, who is a free agent at the end of the season, would make a ton of sense as a trade piece for Tampa. I don’t think there is any chance that Evans would re-sign with the team unless they are surprisingly good in the 2023 NFL season.
The three years of Tom Brady was surely nice, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to endure a very lean season.