Buccaneers extend Jason Licht, through 2019

AP

The good news for Buccaneers G.M. Jason Licht is that he has a new contract. The not-nearly-as-good news is that the new deal doesn’t provide much security.

According to Ira Kaufman of JoeBucsFan.com, the team has extended Licht, but through 2019 only.

Even if Licht’s pay for 2019 is guaranteed, a housecleaning remains possible, since the buyout obligation would be manageable. Coach Dirk Koetter has a contract that runs through 2020. Some believe that another poor season from the Buccaneers will trigger major changes in Tampa.

The Buccaneers haven’t been to the playoffs since 2007. Quarterback Jameis Winston was supposed to change that, but the team hasn’t made it to the postseason in any of his three years with the franchise.

It’s unclear whether it will take a playoff appearance to avoid changes for 2019. It is clear that the Bucs find themselves in a division with three Super Bowl contenders, making it even harder to stand out.

16 responses to “Buccaneers extend Jason Licht, through 2019

  1. Two words: Roberto Aguayo

    That, right there, should have been enough for him to have been immediately escorted out the door, to never again have a job in the NFL. Bad enough that Aguayo was taken in the second round. But the Bucs traded up to get him???

    Sometimes mistakes happen. Everyone makes them. But some mistakes are so bad that the perpetrator should be told: “You’ll never work in this industry again.”

  2. Get rid of Licht, Koetter, and Winston. With a decent head coach and a better QB, the Bucs might become relevant.

  3. billzbubb says:
    August 1, 2018 at 11:37 am
    Get rid of Licht, Koetter, and Winston. With a decent head coach and a better QB, the Bucs might become relevant.
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    If you think Winston is a problem, you need your head examined.

  4. billzbubb
    “With a decent head coach and a better QB, the Bucs might become relevant.”
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    The 1 thing that the history of the bucs has proven is that they have NO clue about identifying a decent HC and even more clueless at picking QBS!

  5. Winston is maddeningly inconsistent on the field and a huge distraction off of it. Not an opinion. Just look at his QB rating week by week as well as his history past and present off the field.

  6. Other than Aguayo his draft picks have been excellent. Those that say otherwise know nothing about football obviously.

  7. Drafted on-the-cusp-of-being-a-total-bust Jameis Winston and Roberto Aguayo and gets an extension? LOL

    That’s like me installing and configuring a software package that has inconsistent performance and craps the bed when I go home and installing another package that just sucks and I have to end up working for two years in hopes of getting it to work, only to end up throwing it in the trash. Then I get a raise and extension.

  8. Aguayo, Winston and the twin kneelers (Evans and Jackson) enough said. As a Bucs fan since 1976 I have abandoned the sinking ship.

    I thought Culverhouse was bad but the Glazers may be one of the most dysfunctional ownership groups in the NFL. They have been riding the coat tails of Dungy and Gruden for over 10 years.

  9. sceaglesfan says:
    August 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Winston is maddeningly inconsistent on the field and a huge distraction off of it. Not an opinion. Just look at his QB rating week by week as well as his history past and present off the field.

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    Winston’s QB rating went up every year hes been in the league and reduced his turnovers. Is he a headcase? Yes. He’s still talented.

    Meanwhile Mariota takes his team to the playoffs despite throwing more picks than TDs. You do the math.

  10. The Bucs are committed to being slightly less than average. Dude traded UP to select a KICKER in the SECOND round. Jason should have been fired right then.

  11. “total bust”

    Good LORD give it up already. Jameis will be all time great and you just want to be right about your biased hatred against him entering the league SO BADLY LOL

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