Todd Bowles: There has been no decision on Byron Leftwich’s future

Todd Bowles: There has been no decision on Byron Leftwich’s future



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There has been speculation that the Buccaneers will fire offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich after Tampa Bay struggled with the unit in 2022.

But the organization either hasn’t quite made that decision yet, or at least isn’t ready to announce it.

Head coach Todd Bowles was asked in his season-ending press conference if he would let Leftwich go.

“No, there hasn’t been a decision yet,” Bowles said.

As a follow-up, Bowles was asked how he felt about Leftwich’s performance and said he currently has none.

“We rate players. We will meet later in the week as a coaching staff and I will meet with individual coaches as well as the staff – which we do every year – and we will then make those assessments.

“I don’t want to sit here and say we’re talking about things if I haven’t even discussed things with my coaches. We conduct our annual assessment in the same way as we do for the players.”

The Buccaneers finished 15th in total yards but only 25th in points scored. While the slugger was No. 2 in passing, he was last in rushing yards and 3.4 yards per carry.

Whether or not Tom Brady returns to the franchise in 2023, the Bucs will need to be much more consistent offensively to be in contention for a championship.