The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope for a deeper playoff run in the 2022-23 NFL season after their post-season campaign was cut short last year. This time around, they have an updated roster led by head coach Todd Bowles. All eyes are on veteran quarterback Tom Brady as a +900 favorite, but the strength of the Bucs goes beyond the 44-year-old. We take a look at the overlooked names of this year’s lineup as the Bucs try to secure their third Super Bowl Championship.
With that, Nitrobetting sheds light on the top sleeper MVP candidate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2022 NFL season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Top Sleeper MVP Candidate this 2022 NFL Season
If Won’t Be Brady
The lengthy offseason for the Buccaneers is about to come to an end. Tom Brady returns to lead the team in his 22nd season in the NFL. While many believe that the five-time Super Bowl MVP and the three-time regular-season MVP headline the squad in this year’s regular-season MVP talks, we see a handful of players that could be just as pivotal as Brady this season.
Two Bucs players, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Leonard Fournette are (+20,000) MVP candidates. But, we believe that the defensive value of Shaquil Barrett gets him up there as a top sleeper candidate at (+6,600). The 29-year-old Colorado State product is expected to have a breakthrough season with Todd Bowles running the show. He is the fourth-ranked outside linebacker and recorded 51 tackles, ten sacks, and one interception in 2022. The former Denver Broncos player also forced three fumbles and recovered two in the previous regular season.
Barrett can play point when it comes to applying pressure. In his recent games, we saw him wear down quarterbacks and disrupt passing games. He has tremendous stamina and fights to produce sacks. Having this level of defensive awareness is likely to play a crucial role in the Bucs’ attempt at the Super Bowl LVII title.
Updated Buccaneers’ Super Bowl 57 Odds
We expect a strong season ahead of the Bucs. They enter the picture as -357 favorites to win the NFC South. After a strong showing in 2021 where the team recorded 13 wins and four losses, they topped the division and went on to win the Wild Card Playoffs against the Eagles (31-15) However, eventual champions Los Angeles Rams put an end to their Super Bowl hopes with a narrow 27-30 defeat.
The Buccaneers are favorites to win the NFC Championship at +275. But, the team trails the Buffalo Bills (+650) as Super Bowl LVII winners. Nevertheless, Tampa Bay is within striking distance of the AFC East favorites at +700 Super Bowl LVII winners.
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