According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers signed GM Jason Licht to a five-year extension upon hiring Bruce Arians as their head coach.
Licht’s new contract includes a team option in 2023.
Stroud explains that it’s unlikely that the Buccaneers could have added one without the other.
This move ties Arians and Licht together, which is pretty common nowadays in the NFL.
Licht, 48, began his NFL executive career working for the Patriots as their assistant director of player personnel. He moved on after one year and joined the Eagles’ front office and worked his way up to VP of player personnel.
From there, Licht worked for the Cardinals and before the Buccaneers hired him as their GM in 2014.
During his time in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers have posted a record of 27-53 (33.75 percent) and have yet to make the playoffs.