The defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a new deal with a pay raise for Head Coach Bruce Arians, per Ian Rapoport.
What We Know Now:
Current specifics of the new deals have not been provided yet, but we do know that Arians will be getting a revised contract — which will include a pay raise on his four-year extension that he signed in 2019. Arians’ current deal also includes a fifth-year club option that could keep him in Tampa through 2023.
Bucs GM Jason Licht is also getting a new deal which will ensure he stays in Tampa Bay for multiple years to come.
The Future of the Buccaneers
This offseason for the Bucs has been incredible — seeing that they have retained all of their starters from last season. One of Tampa’s biggest moves after winning the Super Bowl was giving Quarterback Tom Brady a contract extension. The additional deals of their Head Coach and GM will provide a strong roster in Tampa Bay for the next couple of years.
Arians is currently 68 years old and will be 71 at the end of his fifth-year club option. His contract will most likely outlast that of Brady’s which is only renewed until 2022. It will be interesting to see if Number 12 continues to age like Benjamin Button or, if not, who the Bucs will look to fill the big shoes of Brady after his contract ends.
With all of their pieces back, the sky is the limit for this Bucs team. By the looks of it, the Bucs are going all in for this upcoming NFL season. Will this squad extend the resume of Brady and bring another Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay area?
That, we will just have to wait and see.