Winning a Super Bowl not only has a positive impact on the players, but it affects the front office in a great way as well. The Bucs announced on Friday that they have given a promotion to numerous members within their organization.
Duke Preston – Vice President of Player Engagement
Shane Scannell – Assistant Director Pro Scouting
Alex Smith – Assistant Director of Pro Scouting
John Spytek – Vice President Of Player Personnel
John Van Dam – Assistant Tight Ends Coach
The Bucs’ front office staff has been responsible for piecing together one of the most talented rosters you can find. They’ve done it in multiple ways as well, building the roster both through the draft, trades and in free agency.
Notable draft picks in recent years that this staff is responsible for are first round picks Vita Vea (2018) and Tristan Wirfs (2020), along with late round steals such as Scotty Miller as a sixth round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Tampa Bay has also made some spectacular free agent signings in recent years. This includes Shaq Barrett in 2019, who led the NFL that year with 19.5 sacks. It ended up breaking a Bucs’ franchise record.
Then last season, there was of course the signing of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette, leading to a Super Bowl LV victory as Tampa Bay earned their second career Super Bowl title in team history.
If that wasn’t good enough, the staff re-signed all of their free agents this offseason, making sure that all-22 starters would return from their championship winning team. You had prime contributors such as Lavonte David and Ndamukong Suh that they were able to get to stay in the Red and Pewter.
Congratulations to all of the front office members listed earlier on a well deserved accomplishment.