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Arians ‘very confident’ Buccaneers roster will remain ‘intact’

The roster will be a huge question mark this offseason.

NFL: Super Bowl LV-Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Buccaneers are Super Bowl LV Champions, questions regarding their roster begin to be asked. What will be done with Chris Godwin? Shaquil Barrett? Heck, will Lavonte David return? What will Antonio Brown and Leonard Fournette decide to do?

Some answers to these questions may be no-brainers. But it still makes one wonder if and how will the Bucs pull off bringing back the core of their roster.

Head coach Bruce Arians isn’t worried.

“I’m very, very confident. I have all the trust in the world in [General Manager] Jason [Licht] and what he will do,” Arians said to reporters Monday morning. “These guys have a bond. There will be dollars involved but this group is so, so close that sometimes dollars don’t matter. But we’re gonna do everything we can to get the dollars right too because they earned it.”

And earned it they have. Tampa Bay’s 31-9 win over the Chiefs was never in doubt thanks to the defense shutting down Patrick Mahomes and that Kansas City offense. They’ll have some pieces that’ll need to be addressed on that side of the ball, just like the pieces they’ll have to address on the offensive side of the ball.

One thing is certain, Licht and Co. will undoubtedly have their hands full this offseason.