Ahead of the most anticipated season in Buccaneers franchise history, the team has released its first depth chart six days before facing off with the Saints in New Orleans. To no surprise, 43-year-old Tom Brady will start the season under center and fellow former New England Patriot, Rob Gronkowski, is atop the tight end depth chart after a year away from the game.
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In addition, as head coach Bruce Arians has stated on multiple occasions, Ronald Jones is the starting running back with LeSean McCoy as the primary backup. That is certainly subject to change as Leonard Fournette gets acclimated.
Here is the rest of the Buccaneers offense:
On the defensive side of the ball, rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. has won a starting role for week one. Winfield adds plenty of playmaking ability to the Bucs secondary and it will be on full display right from the start. The front seven that helped establish the Bucs run defense as one of the best in the league is back and should flourish with fewer turnover driven drives created by the offense.
Here is the rest of the Buccaneers defense:
The Buccaneers begin the 2020 season this Sunday in New Orleans as they take on Drew Brees and the Saints for early NFC South supremacy.