Tampa Bay Buccaneers Considering Georgia Coach for OC

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering a coach from a college football powerhouse for their offensive coordinator vacancy. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken is a name to watch as the Bucs pursue a new signal caller. 

Monken served as the Bucs offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2018, leading the team to two top 10 finishes in yards gained. He also served as OC of the Cleveland Browns in 2019, coaching the team to a 26th finish in points scored. He left the NFL for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2020.

Though Monken's success in the NFL as a play caller was relatively modest, his time as OC with Georgia has been a rousing success. The Bulldogs won consecutive NCAA titles in 2021 and 2022, most recently demolishing TCU 65-7 in the College Football Playoff Championship Final.

The Bucs recently fired OC Byron Leftwich after a disastrous offensive collapse that saw them fall from second in scoring in 2021 to 25th in 2022. That the Bucs are poking around a college coach may indicate they could be preparing for a youth movement. Quarterback Tom Brady is reportedly considering moving on this offseason.

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