Winning Super Bowl LV has more benefits than just a Lombardi Trophy and rings. For Bucs head coach Bruce Arians it came in the form of a pay raise. For Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht it came in the form of a contract extension and likely a pay raise, too.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was the first to break the news via Twitter.

The Bucs have not commented on the salaries for either their head coach or general manager in the past and won’t now. Arians, who took over the Bucs in 2019, has three more years left on a contract that runs through 2023. No additional years were added to his contract.

Licht was believed to be under contract through the 2021 season and it is likely his contract now runs through 2023 – perhaps beyond. The Bucs general manager is entering his eighth season in Tampa Bay. Licht spent years building the team through the draft and free agency and he and Arians were instrumental in luring future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady to Tampa Bay in the 2020 offseason.

The Bucs defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Tampa to win the second Super Bowl in franchise history, while Brady won his NFL-record seventh Super Bowl. Brady also became the first quarterback in NFL history to lead a team from the AFC and the NFC to a Super Bowl championship. The Bucs rattled off eight straight wins to end the season since losing to the Chiefs, 27-24, in Week 12, and got revenge in Super Bowl LV.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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SappAttack
4 days ago

Well deserved!

mark2001
4 days ago

The right thing to do. You always reward success, if you wish to have more of it.

bucballer
4 days ago

If nothing else it shows how important continuity really is. In the past the Bucs were quick to pull the plug on a particular coach or player. No place has this been most evident than on the OLine. These guys have played a couple of years together now and with the addition of Wirfs we have risen to a top five OLine. For now the ship is steady. Full steam ahead. I’ve been a fan since team was awarded to Tampa in 1975 to begin play in 1976. This is clearly been the most satisfying time to be a long… Read more »

scubog
Reply to  bucballer
4 days ago

Me too. It was actually 1974. Have the original poster on my wall.

Horse
Reply to  bucballer
4 days ago

Agree, I’m in Heaven.

Iowabucfan
4 days ago

TB is like Hyman Roth, he makes money for all of his partners.

drdneast
Reply to  Iowabucfan
4 days ago

Funny. And he is just as deadly.

TBChucky
4 days ago

Love it! Well deserved! LFG!!

surferdudes
4 days ago

Licht should buy Brady a nice gift.

Naplesfan
4 days ago

Pay for performance.

Horse
4 days ago

Congrats; well deserved.ditto.