THE 2021 BUCCANEER SCHEDULEThis season’s schedule will be a 17-game event as the NFL added a game that really counted and removed one of the meaningless pre-sesason games. The last change to the playing schedule came in 1978 when the NFL went from 14 to 16 games. This does mean an unbalanced schedule with half the teams playing an extra road game one season and then an extra home game the following year. The Bucs will fall into that nine road game group in 2021 with a trip to Indianapolis being added to their normal schedule that features the NFC North and the AFC East on the regular rota. The Bucs will have five nationally-televised games in 2021, not great for British fans as that means an all-nighter to watch them live but does show the recognition that the defending Super Bowl champions deserve from the NFL.
BUCCANEER TRANSACTIONSThere have been a lot of off-season re-signings and new contracts. You can find all the details here in terms of the financial details of each signing as they have happened. The Bucs have re-signed all their key free agents bringing back all 22 starters from their 2020 team.Click here for the full summary
THE 2021 BUCCANEER DRAFT PICKS1DEJoe TryonWashington2QBKyle TraskFlorida3G Robert HainseyNotre Dame4WRJaelon DardonNort Texas5LBKJ BrittAuburn7CBChris WilcoxBUY7LBGrant StuartHouston
THE 2021 BUCCANEER SCHEDULEThu 9 Sepv Dallas Cowboys8.20pmNBCSun 19 Sepv Atlanta Falcons4.05pmFOXSun 26 Sepat Los Angeles Rams4.25pmFOXSun 3 Octat New England Patriots8.20pmNBCSun 10 Octv Miami Dolphins1pmCBSThu 14 Octat Philadelphia Eagles8.20pmFOXSun 24 Octv Chicago Bears4.25pmCBSSun 31 Octat New Orleans Saints4.25pmFOXbye weekSun 14 Novat Washington Football Team1pmFOXMon 22 Novv New York Giants8.15pmESPNSun 28 Novat Indianapolis Colts1pmFOXSun 5 Decat Atlanta Falcons1pmFOXSun 12 Decv Buffalo Bills4.25pmCBSSun 19 Decv New Orleans Saints8.20pmNBCSun 26 Decat Carolina Panthers1pmFOXSun 2 Janat New York Jets1pmFOXSun 9 Janv Carolina Panthers1pmFOX