5 Buccaneers had been named to the Professional Bowl just a few weeks in the past, and now three extra will be part of them. Weeks after Tom Brady, Ali Marpet, Tristan Wirfs, Ryan Jensen and Shaq Barrett had been dubbed unique poll Professional Bowlers, the Bucs have bumped their complete to eight. WR Mike Evans, S Antoine Winfield and LB Devin White will all earn Professional Bowl recognition as effectively.
All three Bucs gamers had been initially named as first alternates to the Professional Bowl. Now Evans will earn his fourth Professional Bowl nod, precisely half of the variety of seasons he’s spent within the NFL. On the season, Evans collected 74 catches for 1,035 yards and 14 touchdowns.
As for White and Winfield, each Bucs defenders had been honored for the primary time. In yr three, White struggled mightily, failing to match his spectacular manufacturing from the yr earlier than. Nonetheless, assist from voters put him in when Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner opted out. White completed the 2021 season with 128 tackles and three.5 sacks.
Winfield was one of many Bucs’ largest rising stars this season. Regardless of lacking 4 video games, he completed third on the crew in tackles with 88. Winfield additionally added two sacks, two interceptions and two pressured fumbles. He’s one of the assignment-sound gamers within the NFL and a real chief within the defensive backfield. When Seahawks security Quandre Diggs pulled out resulting from harm, the Professional Bowl shortly added Winfield.
Eight Professional Bowlers is the second-highest single season complete in Bucs historical past. Again in 2000, Tampa Bay despatched 9 gamers to the Professional Bowl, Earlier than that, the Bucs put eight gamers into the sport in 1997.
Brady and Wirfs is not going to play on this yr’s Professional Bowl.