The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are six months removed from their Super Bowl victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, they have brought back all of their starters and added some players from the draft while also re-upping the contract of head coach Bruce Arians.
As the season draws closer and closer, wide receiver Mike Evans revealed his motivation for the season when he gets a little tired.
“That boat parade was unbelievable…and then to follow it up and have the parade in my city, that’s what I’m shooting for. When I’m out there tired, I’m just thinking about that boat parade and that parade in my city, and trying to get that again,” Evans said according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
That is definitely a good thing to keep in mind. After all, the Bucs should easily be considered among the favorites– if not the number one choice– to win the Super Bowl as long as they can replicate the season they had in 2020.
Tom Brady made his way to Tampa Bay and brought with him Rob Gronkowski and recruited Antonio Brown, and the Bucs offense thrived with the GOAT under center. Their defense was superb and shut down Mahomes in the Super Bowl, frustrating him every step of the way with pressure and fantastic coverage in the defensive backfield.
As the Bucs gear up for another Super Bowl run with Brady and Arians, Mike Evans is absolutely thinking of hosting another boat parade and tossing the Lombardi Trophy from boat to boat come February. With the roster the Bucs are bringing back, it looks like they are in a prime position to do so.
The season can’t come quick enough, and the Buccaneers should have no problems at all making another Super Bowl run.