has periodically published its Top 25 All-Time Greatest Buccaneers list, updating the rankings due to recent inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Buccaneers Ring of Honor, in addition to the emergence of star players on Tampa Bay’s current roster. The last time we published this list was the summer of 2014 and it’s time the staff re-examined the careers of the most elite Tampa Bay players and re-ranked the Top 25 All-Time Greatest Buccaneers.

In this five-part series,’s Scott Reynolds, Mark Cook and Trevor Sikkema analyze each Bucs legend and offer their own commentary on some of the most legendary players in Tampa Bay history.

Some of the rankings – and omissions – will likely cause some controversy among the Pewter Nation. Let us know what you think. Bucs fans and readers are encouraged to leave their opinions in the article comments section, on the message boards and on’s Twitter page.

In Tuesday’s installment, introduces the All-Time Greatest Buccaneers ranked 21-25. Wednesday’s installment will feature the Bucs ranked 16-20.’s series concludes with the Top 5 All-Time Greatest Buccaneers on Saturday.’s All-Time Greatest Buccaneers: 21-25

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at:
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3 years ago

In this point in time, there should be NO ACTIVE PLAYERS on this list. This is the fair way to do this list. No different than the Hall of Fame/Ring of Honor delay in accepting players after their career’s are over.

Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

I don’t think that works . Can you really create a list of twenty-five best Patriots and not honestly include Brady? The key is make sure the production has carried over for some time. Maybe that means just beyond rookie contracts. However, as some previous articles have mentioned, for better or worse, Winston & Evans are already statistically outperforming their predecessors. You can’t deny that or their ranking on this list just because they still play. That simply doesn’t work either.

Reply to  lanshire12
3 years ago

Yes, that does make sense.

Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

Got to Disagree. Mike Evans if he has 84 Catches for 900 Yards and 8 TDs will rank #2 in Catches, #2 in Yards, and #1 in TD Catches on the all time Bucs List. If he does that this year, it only took him 3 years to accomplish that. For Mike Evans to Rank #1 in Catches, Yards and TDs this is what he needs. 192 catches 1,441 Yards 8 TDs Mike Evans is without a doubt the best WR to play for the Bucs. Next Year you can add Winston as he will be just as close to… Read more »

Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

I feel like for lists like this it should be evaluated on the basis of “if they retired tomorrow” when considering their complete body of work.

3 years ago

Pretty good list. Yes we should include active players. LD, GM, ME and JM will all be on the list. And they should be.

3 years ago

Sorry to use this space for this question, but is Hard Knocks on HBO or Showtime this year with the Bucs?? I have seen articles with both listed as the station. I need to get whichever one the show will be on and I am not sure. Thanks to anyone who answers.

Clearwater Buc
2 years ago

You dropped S Cedric Brown from the list in 2014 for WR Mike Evans in 2017, which is absolutely warranted. Evans is the greatest WR in Bucs history. But dropping DT Dave Logan for Jameis Winston? I’m an FSU and Winston fan, but I think the jury is still out on him. Even the Bucs fan base is divided over him. Yes, he sits near the top of nearly every passing record in franchise history, but that is certainly because of how pass-happy the league has become. The NFL has made it so that even mediocre QB’s can pass for… Read more »