5 Football Players who Played for Buccaneers and Falcons

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That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Buccaneers and Falcons.

Julio Jones

Julio Jones started his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2011 after they traded up to pick him sixth overall in the draft, and he quickly became a key figure in their offense. He’s recognized for his combination of size, speed, strength, hands, and route-running abilities.

Jones had a phenomenal 2015 season, leading the NFL with 136 catches and 1871 receiving yards. As of the end of 2022, Jones has earned seven Pro Bowl selections, has been named to the First-Team All-Pro twice, and has led the NFL in receiving yards twice.

Jones also helped lead the Falcons to Super Bowl LI in the 2016 season, where they, unfortunately, fell to the New England Patriots. His career includes more than 13,000 receiving yards and he holds several Falcons franchise records.

Jones Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Falcons)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Falcons)

Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler had a lengthy and diverse career as a quarterback in the NFL, playing for eight teams over 17 seasons from 1988 to 2004.

His career stats include 28,484 passing yards, 170 touchdown passes, and a completion rate of 58.1%. Chandler’s pinnacle was the 1998 season when he led the Atlanta Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII, earning Pro Bowl honors along the way. His QB rating of 100.9 that season was a career-high.

Despite moving frequently, Chandler had a knack for stepping in and providing reliable quarterback play, a valuable asset in the league

Chandler Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Falcons)
  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Falcons)

Byron Leftwich

Byron Leftwich was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round, seventh overall, in the 2003 NFL Draft. Leftwich spent four seasons with the Jaguars, earning the starting role and demonstrating a strong arm and leadership abilities.

In Jacksonville, Leftwich threw for over 9,000 yards and 51 touchdowns. After his time with the Jaguars, he had stints with the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Throughout his career, he accumulated 10,532 passing yards and 58 touchdowns.

After retiring as a player, Leftwich transitioned into coaching, notably serving as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Under his guidance, the Buccaneers’ offense thrived, playing a key role in the team’s victory in Super Bowl LV following the 2020 season.

Leftwich Key Stats

  • Super Bowl Champ (Steelers)

Steve DeBerg

Steve DeBerg was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 10th round of the 1977 NFL Draft, 275th overall. He played for several teams over a lengthy career that spanned 21 years, including stints with the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Atlanta Falcons.

DeBerg’s NFL career totals include 34,241 passing yards and 196 touchdown passes. He completed 2,874 of his 5,024 passing attempts, leading to a 57.2% completion rate. He also threw 204 interceptions.

One of the highlights of DeBerg’s career was his ability to continue playing at a high level despite his age. He started games in three different decades, and he became (at the time) the oldest player to start at quarterback in an NFL game at the age of 44 years and 279 days.

DeBerg Key Stats

  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (49ers, Chiefs)

Luke McCown

Luke McCown had a lengthy NFL career, spanning over a decade, predominantly in a backup quarterback role. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

After spending time with the Browns, he moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played from 2005 to 2008, and had some opportunities as a starter, showcasing potential in various games.

His journey in the NFL continued with stints at several other teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and the New Orleans Saints. Throughout his time with the Saints, McCown served as a reliable backup to Drew Brees and even started in a couple of games.

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