The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the youngest franchises in the entire NFL, entering the league in 1976 alongside the Seattle Seahawks, but with a Super Bowl title under their belt from 2003, a roster of all-time great players, and one of the best logos in all of sports, the Bucs have certainly made their mark.
The 2020 Bucs finished seventh in total offense, led by a 4,633-yard, 40 TD season from Tom Brady.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski chipped in with 623 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Mike Evans racked up 1,006 yards and 13 TDs as Brady’s new go-to guy.
Tampa Bay’s explosive passing game trio was the subject of a new Super Bowl themed mural created by South Florida artist Jarred Corey, who sketched an incredible whiteboard mural using only markers and his imagination.
Evans, Brady, and Gronk get the VIP treatment for the Bucs’ side, while Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are featured for the Chiefs’ side.
Check out Corey in action below:
This Super Bowl whiteboard mural is INCREDIBLE. 🤩🏈🎨
— theScore (@theScore) February 4, 2021
Murals are also a prominent feature around the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area, where local artist Eric Hornsby painted his own Bucs mural at 4205 East Busch Blvd. in Tampa, Fla. recently.
Brady, age 43, has six Super Bowl rings in his collection, while Mahomes, 25, won it all last year and is considered by most to be the next all-time great the position.
“He’s done an incredible job,” Brady said about Mahomes this week according to ESPN.
“I really admire Patrick for the kind of player he is. He has great command of his team. I know his teammates love playing with him. He’s got great charisma. When I see Patrick, I see someone who, none of these moments are too big for him…He’s a tremendous player. A great leader. (He) always seems to play his best when his team needs it the most.”
Meanwhile, Mahomes is preparing for Sunday, but also tweaking his game while simultaneously learning from film study of his future Hall-of-Fame opponent.
“I’m going to try to do whatever I can to watch tape on him because he’s doing it the right way, and you can tell by the Super Bowl championships he has and rings on his fingers.”