Quantcast

Bucs GM Jason Licht signed to an extension

Must Read

Fans blast NASCAR over handling of Ryan Newman Daytona 500 crash

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports Ryan Newman crossed the...

El once de la jornada 28 del Diario AS en LaLiga SmartBank

La vigesimoctava jornada de LaLiga SmartBank tuvo once protagonistas que a continuación detallamos. Dobletes de Stoichkov (Alcorcón), Mikel Rico (Huesca) y Stuani...

NASCAR’s Ryan Newman Hospitalized After Scary Crash At Daytona 500

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is in a Florida hospital after his car wrecked in a super-scary crash on the...
Distinct Athletehttp://Distinctathlete.com
DistinctAthlete.com is an entertaining sports site. The site specializes in viral sports content. Content includes controversial and original opinions, news stories, off-beat stories, humorous videos, entertaining photos, exclusive interviews, and witty banter between the writers and commenters. Distinct Athlete was launched in May of 2012 and has been featured and/or cited on several prominent sports sites.

The man responsible for putting together talent on the Buccaneers roster will be sticking around for a bit.

A report from Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud says the Bucs signed general manager Jason Licht to an extension through 2022. The deal includes a club option for 2023 and it runs parallel with the deal head coach Bruce Arians signed.

However, this deal had already happened some time ago.

A few days after hiring Arians, the team signed Licht to a new five-year contract, including a club option for 2023.

Terms of the contract are undisclosed, but it’s clear that without Licht remaining as GM, the Bucs may have had a tougher time talking the 66-year-old Arians out of retirement.

This was a smart move by Tampa Bay. Licht was an important piece of the puzzle for Arians to come and be the head coach of the Buccaneers.

“We were in the process, I was surprised,’’ Co-Chairman Joel Glazer told Stroud. “It was into the process where we knew (Arians) had interest but it would only be in certain situations and he knew Jason and worked with him. It was because of that that I think he was comfortable coming in. I know he didn’t want to go to any situation. He had the experience with Jason so he knew he would be helpful in helping him succeed.

“We have great confidence in Jason. Obviously, the record is the record. And there’s still a story to be told.’’

Another important piece to the puzzle is quarterback Jameis Winston. Arians has said for some time he wanted to coach Winston and has faith that the former first overall selection by Licht is the answer.

And with both Arians and Licht under contract who both believe in the young quarterback, I think it’s safe to assume Winston may be the next name to sign an extension here soon.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

La WTA estrena el ‘coaching’ desde la grada: “No me parece mala idea”, dice Muguruza.

Por primera vez y como medida a prueba, en el Premier de Dubái los entrenadores y entrenadoras pueden dar instrucciones a sus jugadoras desde...

Victor Laguardia sumó su partido cien en Primera División

Víctor Laguardia es uno de los jugadores básicos del Alavés. Es uno de los capitanes del equipo vitoriano y porta el brazalete cuando no...

“Iker, no será un partido fácil ni siendo Casillas”

Iker Casillas envió el lunes una batería de mensajes de WhatsApp a los miembros de la Asamblea de la Federación anunciándoles su decisión de...

Alessandro Del Piero brands Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah ‘a God’

Alessandro Del Piero brands Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah 'a God' after improving his game following 2017 move to Anfield from Roma Mohamed Salah hit ground running...

More Articles Like This