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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate at the White House

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in the nation’s capital on Tuesday morning to visit President Biden at the White House. Tampa Bay is coming off a dominating performance, beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl 56.

Tom Brady was in attendance, being his first time visiting the White House since 2005. Brady is now a seven-time Super Bowl Champion, having more individual rings than any NFL franchise. According to Sideline Sources, Brady also played this past season with a torn MCL in his left knee.

After managing a record of 7-5 to start last season, the Bucs went on to win eight straight, including the playoffs en route to win their first Super Bowl since 2003. With the Buccaneers set to start training camp on July 25th, the quest for a repeat begins. The Bucs are looking to be the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2004-05.

Tampa Bay is also the first team since 1977 to bring back all 22 starters after winning a Super Bowl and the first in the salary cap era. Tom Brady made this possible by extending his contract, relieving the Buccaneers of around 19 million dollars in cap space. This allowed the Buccaneers to re-sign star pass rusher Shaquil Barrett and linebacker Lavonte David.

The Bucs currently have the second-best odds to win Super Bowl 57. They only trail the Kansas City Chiefs, who they beat In this year’s Super Bowl. The Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes, made major improvements to their offensive line this offseason, a weakness that was taken advantage of by the Bucs in the Super Bowl.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open up their season on September 9th when they play the Dallas Cowboys. They will unveil their Super Bowl banner and play a Cowboys team led by returning quarterback Dak Prescott.

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