Todd Bowles gets new three-year contract with Buccaneers

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The Buccaneers defense played a big role in their Super Bowl LV win over the Chiefs and the unit’s architect has cashed in as a result.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has agreed to a new three-year deal with the team. Bowles had one-year left on the original deal he signed with Tampa, but this will take the place of that and leave him signed through the 2023 season.

Bowles may not make it to that point in Tampa if the defense continues to impress. Bowles has head coaching experience with the Jets and could find his way into the mix for openings in the future. He was set to interview for the Lions this offseason, but Detroit called it off when they settled on Dan Campbell as their choice.

There’s also the possibility that the Bucs could find themselves looking for a successor to Bruce Arians in the next few years and Bowles could be a consideration to replace him if all continues to run smoothly in Tampa.

5 responses to “Todd Bowles gets new three-year contract with Buccaneers

  1. I would never judge a player’s or a coach’s ability/capability based on his time spent with the Jets. I might question the decision making, but not ability/capability.

  2. I wouldn’t think Bowles could possibly be any worse than Lovie Smith staring up at the scoreboard with that utterly perplexed look on his face.

  3. Next time he gets a shot, he needs to call his own defense. His DC with the Jets left lots to be desired. Defense looked nothing like his Cardinal and Tampa units.

  4. His failure with the Jets was on the front office. He was a very good coach with Miami and did well as an interim HC. And he’s a humble guy. If there was anything that he was weak on in past experience, he’ll find ways to improve. And I think being around coaches like Arians can only improve his view on things.

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