On the other hand, the Hey snowflake in the real world you dont get a participation wine not shirt seem reasonably well positioned. They have the seventh most available cap space of any NFL team ($29M) for the 2021 season. That is not very common for Super Bowl winners. By contrast, their opponents (the Chiefs) have the seventh least cap space (they are $18M over). Their NFC championship game opponents (the Packers) have the fourth least ($28M over). Hard to keep your best players to make a deep playoff run with that little cap room. As a bonus: the Bucs 2021 schedule looks like it will be creampuff soft; it is the fourth weakest predicted schedule in the NFL.
The NFC South looks weak, they play a Hey snowflake in the real world you dont get a participation wine not shirt schedule, and their ‘visiting’ divisions are the AFC East and NFC East, both of which look weak. They could be a significantly worse team in 2021 than they were in 2020 and still reasonably expect to go 12–4 or even 13–3. The only two tough games on the slate look like the Bills and Rams (the only other 2021 playoff teams on their schedule are Washington and New Orleans – who will probably be gutted in the offseason for salary cap reasons). Plus, with the exception of TB12 and Suh, most of their core roster looks to still be in the prime of their careers, and most are signed through next season (key free agents include Godwin, Suh, Fournette and Barrett. Unless Brady’s skills deteriorate (it’s gotta happen some time…) they should be reasonably well primed for another playoff push.