Buccaneers Give Bruce Arians a Raise With New Contract
Bruce Arians was enjoying his well-deserved retirement before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came knocking for his services in 2019. Fast forward to Tom Brady joining the organization and a Super Bowl 55 victory, and it's looking like un-retiring was one of the best decisions Arians could've made. Now, Tampa's head coach is being rewarded accordingly.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Buccaneers have revised Arians' contract to give him a pay raise. The organization also signed general manager Jason Licht to a new contract to keep him in town for even longer. Considering how much success the team had over the last year, you probably won't hear any Buccaneers fans complaining about this news.
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Before the 2020 NFL season, Arians had never been the head coach of a Super Bowl-winning team. He won two with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an assistant, but that doesn't compare to the feeling he went through when the Buccaneers won back in February. Fortunately, there's a good chance that his team will be contenders once again in 2021.
The Buccaneers managed to bring back most of their key players who were involved in their Super Bowl 55 victory. Even in his 40s, Brady has shown no signs of slowing down. After all, the seven-time champion had 4,633 passing yards and 40 touchdowns last season. Meanwhile, the receiving trio of Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Antonio Brown should be even more dangerous this year, especially having had a full offseason to work together. Given that the defense should continue being one of the top units in the NFL, there's no reason to believe that Tampa can't compete for the Super Bowl again.
FanDuel Sportsbook has given the Buccaneers the 2nd-best odds to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy once again. Their +650 odds only trail their Super Bowl 55 opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs (+500). Regardless of the odds, if the Buccaneers win another championship next season, they'd be the first team to accomplish back-to-back victories since the New England Patriots did it in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
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