It’s been rough recently for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but there have still been some notable performers on the team during its first stretch of the season.
Pro Football Focus released its list of Midseason All-Pros, and there were two Bucs players named. Kicker Chase McLaughlin was named a First Team All-Pro kicker by PFF, coming in ahead of former Tampa Bay kicker Matt Gay, while Antoine Winfield Jr. was named a Second Team All-Pro, coming in behind Miami Dolphins safety Jevon Holland.
McLaughlin has been stellar for Tampa Bay in 2023, making 88.2% of his field goals and hitting 100% of his extra-point attempts. He’s hit four of his five kicks from 50 yards out or more, boasts an average of 41 yards per kick and has scored 58 points for the Bucs so far this season to serve as their leading scorer so far this year.
Winfield has been a monster so far for the Bucs, and he arguably deserves higher accolades than he got from PFF. He has 27 tackles and an astonishing three forced fumbles, and he’s also broken up numerous passes that would have resulted in big plays all year — he notably took a touchdown to Chris Olave off the board against the Saints. He doesn’t have an interception yet, but he’s been all over the field and remains a menace for anyone facing off against the Bucs in 2023.