It really happened Bucs fans. Your team ended an unbelievable season with a 31-9 victory over the Chiefs to secure the team’s second world championship.

Below are the most impressive Bucs on the offensive side of the ball.

QB Tom Brady
The GOAT delivered in near perfect form on Sunday. Tom Brady, who now has seven Super Bowl wins, was virtually flawless going 21-of-29 for 201 yards, three touchdowns and a QB rating of 125.8. It can’t be underestimated what Brady has meant to the entire organization – from the players to the grounds crew to the person sweeping the halls. The Brady effect is real and without Brady’s leadership – and stellar play – this season a Lombardi Trophy doesn’t happen in 2020.

TE Rob Gronkowski
With his second touchdown reception of the game, Rob Gronkowksi and Brady set an NFL record with 14 touchdown connections in the Super Bowl, surpassing Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. While all the pre-game talk was about the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, and rightfully so (10 catches for 133 yards) it was the old man Gronkowski who was the focal point of Brady on Sunday night. Brady slipped on his favorite pair of blue jeans and the duo traveled back in time and rekindled the magic that has made the two so special. On the night, Gronkowski finished with six receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

RB Leonard Fournette and RB Ronald Jones II
It is hard to decide who had the better game as both Jones and Fournette were dominant at times behind an offensive line that eventually sucked the will out of the Chiefs’ defense. The two combined for 150 yards on the ground and Fournette added 46 as a receiver plus a touchdown. The ability of the two to keep the chains moving and keep Patrick Mahomes on the sidelines was crucial in the Buccaneers notching the win. Fournette had 89 yards on the ground and Jones added 61.

Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich
When you look at the final stats and only see 340 yards of total offense, you might assume the play-calling wasn’t up to par considering the weapons on the Bucs offense. Yet, this game may have been Leftwich’s best of his career. His commitment to the run was a huge key in the Bucs win and every three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust call was another chunk of time off the clock keeping Mahomes on the sideline. And even with only 340 yards the Buccaneers still came away with 31 points. Leftwich has really grown as a coordinator in just his second full-time season on the headset and deserves a lot of the credit for making all the pieces fit and work all season long.

Buccaneers Offensive Line
145 yards on the ground and just one sack all game is really all that needs to be said about this unit. I wrote early last year that the Bucs offense will only go as far as the offensive line takes them, and it took them to eight straight wins and the team’s second Super Bowl win.

WR Mike Evans 
Seeing Evans name on the most impressive list may seem odd on the surface, but the Bucs leading receiver in 2020 was a big part of the offense despite only officially recording one catch for 31 yards. Evans drew at least three penalties in the game giving the Bucs first downs each time and extended drives. Sometimes a player’s value in the game doesn’t show up on the stat sheet, but should still be recognized.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at
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4 months ago

Rob gronkowski is will make it work contract wise. With Brady, you best believe that we will find a way to get everyone back for another run.

4 months ago

A d I completely agree. Mike evans got mugged on almost every play. it was obvious they were terrified of him beating them as he would of done had they not held him. Their secondary holds a ton and it got exposed tonight.

4 months ago

Uh, Todd Bowles?

Reply to  4girls
4 months ago

Reading is key.

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4 months ago


Reply to  Mark Cook
2 months ago

Yeah, but I bet if you asked the Chiefs, they’d find what Todd Bowles did to them with this D “offensive” enough to be on this list! LOL

4 months ago

The OLine was nasty out there! They were vocal all game long and just out physicalled, if that’s even a word, the Chiefs D. Stinnie has done a remarkable job as a replacement player. The fact that we didn’t hear his name all game long is a testament to how well he has played during the playoffs!

Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

Stinne was better off the bench than some of the starters we have had in that position in the last seven years.

The Wall
4 months ago

I didn’t think BL could change. I’m so glad I was wrong. How about a special mention for Aaron Stinnie, our backup/backup guard. Another great Licht pick off the waiver wires.

4 months ago

You don’t win a Super Bowl without great players so Licht has done a Great Job putting our team together and getting Brady to Tampa.

4 months ago

They were grabbing our receivers EVERY PLAY!! They were outmatched and they know it. I understand the “Let them play” concept, but that was ridiculous and the officials knew it..

Reply to  TBChucky
4 months ago

Watch any of those plays the Chiefs were penalized for and there is no doubt the flags were warranted. You can let them play but you can’t allow them to be molested and assaulted.
That PI penalty on Evans on the bomb by Brady near the end of the half was blatant. Evans had him beat and the DB stumbled and then tripped Evans on his way down because he knew he was going to get scorched.

4 months ago

Bucs fan since 76 …suffered through the 0-26 years at the Old Sombrero. Was there for the first home win. Still got my Alstott jersey from 2002. Now retired to Thailand and am possibly the most distant Bucs fan. LOL I want to congratulate the entire organization for the commitment to excellence it takes to win a Superbowl!!!
On a lighter note…Loved it when Jenson shoved his man at the Whistle and finally got a flag that wasn’t against him LOL. TOUGH DUDE!!!