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4. The Bucs will face seven quarterbacks aged 25 or under.
Thought you were tired of the conversations between the kids and the GOATs in Super Bowl LV? Prepare for so much more this season. The Buccaneers will face teams that have players 25 and under under center seven or eight times in 2021. Their first game could come as early as week four in New England, if new draft Mac Jones wins the starting spot. against Cam Newton. From there, they’ll face Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa, Philly’s Jalen Hurts, potentially Justin Fields along with Chicago, New York’s Daniel Jones, Buffalo’s Josh Allen, Carolina’s Sam Darnold, and New York’s Zach Wilson.
Two of those quarterbacks are rookies in this year’s Draft Class at Fields and Wilson, while Hurts will enter his first season as a starter. The clashes will pit the experience against the young in a scenario as old as the pigskin itself.
5. Tampa Bay ranks 29th in force of calendar.
Based on the opponent’s records from last season, the Bucs have the third easiest schedule. The opponents’ combined record for 2020 is 126-145-1 for a .465 win percentage, aka less than .500. This, of course, has no bearing on how the season unfolds. There will inevitably be dormant teams that do better than expected and maybe teams that do less well.
For example, the Patriots had their first losing season in 2020 since 2000, before quarterback Tom Brady took the starting reins, but they could bounce back after spending an unusual amount of capital on the agency. free of this offseason. The Miami Dolphins look set to have a better year after strengthening their roster with seven overall picks, including four in the first two rounds. There are also question marks in Chicago, Philadelphia and even division rivals Carolina, with new faces under the center that could have a big impact on the team’s overall success.