ESPN's Adam Schefter broke down the effects of the new extension:
Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl last year, but many key players are set to hit free agency this offseason.
Even after Chris Godwin was franchise-tagged, the team could still lose pass-catchers (and Brady favorites) Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown. The defense could be in even more trouble with Shaquil Barrett, Ndamukong Suh and Lavonte David all unsigned.
These players represent three combined touchdowns and 2.5 combined sacks from the 31-9 Super Bowl win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Being able to re-sign some of these players will play a key role in helping the Buccaneers remain in contention in 2021.