It is unlikely that the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers or 2001-2019 New Patriots could have circumvented so many lost players to reach the Super Bowl.
Tampa Bay was healthier, employs more pass-catchers, and put forth far better special teams play than Minnesota.
Though, the Buccaneers were a 7-9 team in 2019 that is now walking to its own building in two weeks to play a Super Bowl.
Head coaches of the Buccaneers and Vikings – Bruce Arians and Mike Zimmer respectively – have both coached for seven seasons in the NFL.
Arians “took the lead” over Zimmer with Brady’s strut down to Florida.