The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Super Bowl Champions for the first time in nearly two decades thanks to Tom Brady and company. The team will be taking their championship parade to a whole new level, as they continue to ride the wave of success.
I’m told that the Bucs will indeed be having a boat parade tomorrow (Wednesday).
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) February 9, 2021
With the ongoing pandemic postponing parades for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers, as well as the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bucs have decided to take a rather unorthodox route and have this one in the seas.
Bruce Arians said he wanted to award the Buccaneers fans after the huge championship they just won, and he said he wants to “ride through the city” so fans can celebrate.
Bruce Arians: “First Super Bowl team winners that can’t have a parade, because of the pandemic. It’s melancholy or whatever, but I want to get on a damn truck and ride through the city with the damn trophy, man. Watch the fans. This is their trophy.” https://t.co/hnq6XepYWX
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) February 9, 2021
The Bucs rode the greatness of Brady, who joined last offseason with a Super Bowl title being the only thing on his mind after leaving the New England Patriots.
Former Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement to join Brady and chipped in with two huge touchdowns in a 31-9 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium, as the Buccaneers became the first team to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
The Bucs want to reward their fans and find a way to celebrate, so having a parade on the sea will be incredible and allow them to do so with the COVID restrictions in place.
Perhaps other teams follow suit, as the Dodgers and Lakers could do the same thing, but Tampa Bay will ride off into the wave after a terrific ending to the year and the first Super Bowl in the Brady era.