Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall was on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday with hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman and made a bold prediction that Bucs fans would love to see come true – the Bucs will win the NFC South.

Marshall raved about the weapons Brady will have in Tampa Bay including receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

You can watch Marshall’s comments below.

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1 year ago

Here come the expectations and that’s a good thing! Super Bowl or Bust!

Reply to  BigSombrero
1 year ago

Exactly! We’re all on a two-year deal with BA and TB. Same as Gruden deal. Nothing short of a Super Bowl makes this worthwhile. I’ll get lots of thumbs down, but all the eggs have been placed in this basket, so don’t let anyone tell us differently.

Reply to  Dman
1 year ago

Same as the Gruden deal, except no 4 premium draft picks and $8 million. Your egg and basket comparison is true for the QB position but not the entire Buc team. Bucs have not leveraged their future. Yet.

Go Bucs!

Reply to  Dman
1 year ago

True Dman! True! It’s all in for the win this year!

1 year ago

It’s good to have great expectations and not settle for ” maybe we can win the division” mentality that Brady won’t tolerate, but I am a little concerned with people just automatically penciling us in as being in the Superbowl. There are too many variables in the season, injuries, Bucs luck, you never know. One game at a time.I would rather have the under-dog mentality, remember the ” Dream team” for the eagles years ago? They fell to earth.

Reply to  danielob
1 year ago

Super Bowl?! Hell… I’d be happy with a playoff appearance after 18 years!

1 year ago

Most of the commentary published in the last week or so has been a little more restrained as to expectations for the Bucs this season. Most everyone is suggesting an improvement this season over the recent past, to a winning record, at least. Not too many are writing off Brees and the Saints who’ve been dominating the division the last coupla years. Las Vegas oddsmakers came out with their over-unders for the season, and put the Bucs down for 9 wins. Of course, we can do much better than that, but most of the pundit crowd in the NFL is… Read more »

1 year ago

So many expectations for a team that was 7-9 last year. We haven’t even had the draft or a minicamp. How about we become a winning team first?

Reply to  seat26
1 year ago

Yeah, that’s the plan this year.

1 year ago

The Bucs will win the NFC championship game with Brady.

1 year ago

He is 100% correct the Bucs will win NFC and more with Brady, I still think they need and will get an OT and running back via trade or move up in the draft.

1 year ago

The whole wild card on this thing is who is going to be in better shape when the season starts. I wonder how many teams are cheating as we speak are helping players to get in proper shape?

1 year ago

If there is one this year. I wish we could have gotten the hard knocks!!

Still love getting to see our boys get the publicity in the off season that we have!!