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.
Sources: The #Bucs have agreed on a revised contract for Super Bowl-winning coach Bruce Arians that includes a pay raise, while GM Jason Licht also has a new deal that ensures he’ll be in Tampa Bay for multiple years. Well-deserved for the champs. 🏆 🏆 🏆
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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