The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are officially out of the playoffs and will not defend their championship title this season. The Los Angeles Rams knocked them out of contention in the NFC Divisional Round with a final score of 30-27.

That being said, it's time for the Buccaneers to focus on next season, and who will be returning to the team. The future of star quarterback Tom Brady is unclear, and there are many talented players with expiring contracts. Here are the top four Tampa Bay free agents that the Buccaneers must re-sign this offseason.

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Buccaneers Free Agency Re-Signing

4. Chris Godwin – Wide Receiver

Chris Godwin signed a 1 year, $15,983,000 contract with the Buccaneers for the 2021 season. His season was cut short due to an MCL tear from Week 15 that landed him on Injured Reserve.

Fortunately, if the star wide receiver has a successful recovery, he is expected to be available for the beginning of the 2022-2023 season. Godwin had an outstanding season with 98 receptions for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns in only 14 games. At only 25 years old, Godwin is an exceptional young talent with loads of potential. He proved that this season and the Buccaneers need to prioritize this deal before any other NFL team can.

3. Ndamukong Suh – Defensive Tackle

Ndamukong Suh signed a 1 year, $9 million contract with Tampa Bay before the 2021 season. The 35-year-old is now an unrestricted free agent. Despite his age, Suh is a force to be reckoned with. He recorded 27 tackles, seven for loss, along with six sacks for 38 yards in the regular season. Suh had eight tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in the Buccaneers' playoff run.

Being a seasoned veteran, Suh has the skillset and leadership qualities that Bruce Arians' team needs on defense. Brady has the Tampa Bay offense in check (given that he returns next season), and Suh has what it takes to be that guy on the other side of the football.

2. Rob Gronkowski – Tight End

Rob Gronkowski signed a 1 year, $8 million deal with the Buccaneers before the 2021 season. Brady's number one man continued to shine in his second season in Tampa Bay. He had 55 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns in the regular season, along with nine receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown in the playoffs.

If Brady decides to continue his career in the NFL, Gronkowski is a must re-sign for the Buccaneers. Their chemistry on offense is unlike any other, and the duo shows no signs of digressing.

1. Leonard Fournette – Running Back

Leonard Fournette signed a 1 year, $3,250,000 contract with the Buccaneers. The 27-year-old has been a huge asset to Tampa Bay since ending his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020. In the regular season, Fournette ran the ball 180 times for 812 yards and eight touchdowns. Despite missing three games due to injury, he led the team in rushing all season.

The running back also picked up an extra 51 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' loss to the Rams after missing four games straight.

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