LA Chargers 2020 opponent preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ key additions and subtractions:


Tom Brady is obviously the biggest addition. And while he is not the same quarterback of old and some think he is washed up, he is still an above-average quarterback with a ton of experience and arguably the best weapons around him since 2007. He is going to make a massive difference over Jameis Winston.

Rob Gronkowski is the other massive addition for the team that was made possible by signing Tom Brady. Gronk is coming out of retirement to team back up with Brady and while there are skeptics, Gronk is still going to be dominant.

It will probably be at a less frequent rate, but he is going to be an elite red zone and third-down option for Brady on an offense that is stacked with tight ends.

Outside of Brady and Gronk, the Bucs did not really make any notable additions in free agency, although I really like who they drafted in the first round. Tristan Wirfs was one of the best tackles in the draft and will immediately provide Brady with protection behind an already good interior offensive line.


I would not really consider Winston a subtraction because the team brought Brady in but he is still worth mentioning in some regard.

The biggest free agent that the team lost was Carl Nassib, who signed a three-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. The team lost more depth on the defensive line in Beau Allen and a replaceable receiver in Breshad Perriman.

Overall, the Bucs did not really lose much this offseason.