QB Josh McCown, TE Brandon Myers, OT Anthony Collins, G/OT Oniel Cousins, C/G Evan Dietrich-Smith, DE Michael Johnson, DT Clinton McDonald, ILB Dane Fletcher, CB Alterraun Verner, CB Mike Jenkins, S Major Wright, WR Mike Evans (draft), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (draft), RB Charles Sims (draft), G Kadeem Edwards (draft)
FB Erik Lorig, WR Mike Williams, OT Donald Penn, G Davin Joseph, G Gabe Carimi, C Jeremy Zuttah, OLB Dekoda Watson, CB Darrelle Revis.
The Bucs are one of the most improved teams this season, and are a real dark horse candidate to contend for a playoff spot. The talent is there on both sides of the ball, though the defense could still use some help. However, adding Smith as head coach should be a big help for the defense itself. On offense, they have a solid line, a team of monstrous receivers, and a stud running back with great depth behind him. The only question? Quarterback. They made a great move bringing in McCown, and if he can preform like he did in Chicago, Tampa could easily win even more games than I am projecting. However, I just can't see him playing at that elite level for a whole season. The other quarterback option, Mike Glennon, isn't anything special either. If one of them can prove to be a strong quarterback, the Bucs should have their best season in a while. However, if the situation stays a bit cloudy under center, they may fall just short of the postseason.
Projected Wins Range