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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-Super Bowl 56 roundup for the Bucs in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 14

Offseason in three or fewer words: Life after Brady

The Bucs have, in many ways, a roster still built to win. But without a quarterback -- and arguably the greatest of all time at that -- what will they do now? Neither coach Bruce Arians nor general manager Jason Licht is calling it a "rebuild." But they'll need the same type of magic it took to land Brady -- and some real salary-cap work -- to lure another top quarterback and re-sign several of their key free agents. -- Jenna Laine

NFL.com -- Rank: 19

Tom Brady is walking the beaches of Costa Rica with his wife, enjoying the spoils of retirement after the conclusion of a legendary career. Good for TB12 ... not so good for the Bucs, who find themselves right back in the QB wilderness after two years in the Garden of Eden. Speculation of a possible reunion with Jameis Winston tells you so much about how quickly things have changed. The good news? The Bucs still have a very strong roster with star players on both sides of the ball. Bruce Arians will return for another year on the sidelines. But the Bucs will be back to also-ran status if they can't identify and land a legitimate successor to Brady.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 9

Tom Brady has retired, which changes the dynamic of this team. Do they make a run at a veteran in the trade market? It sounds like they might.

USA Today -- Rank: 20

Bruce Arians likes to say, "You never know what's behind door No. 2." Well, unless it's Tom Brady, hard to figure where this ship is headed given another half-dozen or so Pro Bowl-caliber players could follow TB12 -- apparently -- out of Tampa.

The Athletic -- Rank: 7

The Bucs won the NFC South and quarterback Tom Brady finished second in MVP voting after leading the league in many passing categories. But this was a season in which anything less than a championship would be considered a failure, and the Buccaneers couldn't make it out of the divisional round, losing to the Rams. Brady has since announced his retirement, forcing the Bucs into a crowded pool of teams looking for a new quarterback in 2022.

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