The Tampa Bay Buccaneers filled a bunch of holes this offseason, added a franchise quarterback and actually have a real-life offensive coordinator. And for all of that work, Las Vegas still doesn't think the Bucs have any remote shot at being a contender this year.
Bovada has the Bucs at 100/1 to win the Super Bowl, which is tied with Washington and ahead of only the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. Bovada thinks they're the worst team in the conference, giving them 75/1 odds to win the NFC. And they think they're the worst team in the NFC South, with 15/2 odds to win the divisions. That is some next-level pessimism.
I do this whole "the Bucs aren't that bad" spiel every year, and I could do it this year too. But for some odd reason, the NFL oddsmakers tend to be more on point than my apparently homerific writing when it comes to predicting win totals. So maaaaaaaaybe I don't do that this year and just let the odds stand for what they are. And note that I'd still bet on the Bucs with each of those odds.
Of course, odds aren't exactly predictions: they're set to generate betting action. They're an indirect prediction because of the whole wisdom-of-crowds thing, though.
On a more positive note, Jameis Winston is tied with Marcus Mariota at 7/1 for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, behind only Melvin Gordon at 13/2. Quarterbacks tend to win that award, especially if their teams improve. And while the Vegas odds are still pessimistic about that prospect, I think it's still safe to say the Bucs are at least going to win more than two games this year.