Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders
The Bucs have been an NFL franchise since 1976, coming into the league along with the Seattle Seahawks. But unlike Seattle, the Bucs do have one championship—after the 2002 season when they beat the Raiders. The Bucs have been tough-luck too, as they went winless in their first season and have had many other struggles. But they also have been awesome at times too, and have had some great quarterback play. Here is a short list of the Bucs’ all-time leaders in passing touchdowns to date:
Vinny Testaverde (77)—Vinny Testaverde began his career in Tampa, playing for the Bucs from 1987 to 1992, and he ranks first in team history with 77 touchdown passes. Testaverde had a career high 33 TD passes with Baltimore in 1996, but his best season in Tampa was arguably 1989. That year, Testaverde threw for 3133 yards with 20 touchdown passes, despite 22 interceptions (led the NFL).
Doug Williams (73)—Doug Williams began his career in Tampa Bay as well, playing for the Bucs from 1978 to 1982, and he ranks second in franchise history with 73 TD passes. Williams’ best season was in 1980, when he threw for 3396 yards with a career best 20 touchdown passes, and 16 picks.
Trent Dilfer (70)—Trent Dilfer ALSO began his career in Tampa, playing there from 1994 to 1999, and he ranks third in Bucs’ history with 70 touchdown passes. Dilfer had arguably his best season in 1997, when he made the Pro Bowl by throwing for 2555 yards, a career high 21 TD passes, and 11 interceptions.
Brad Johnson (64)—Brad Johnson played for the Bucs from 2001 to 2004, leading the team to their only Super Bowl win. Johnson ranks fourth in team history with 64 TD passes, and despite a career high 26 touchdown passes in 2003, Johnson’s best season was probably the Super Bowl year of 2002. That year, he threw for 3049 yards, with 22 touchdowns and just 6 picks.
Steve DeBerg (61)—Steve DeBerg played for Tampa from 1982 to 1987 and again in 1992 and 1993. DeBerg ranks fifth in franchise history with 61 touchdown passes, and he had a career high 23 TD passes with Kansas City in 1990. But DeBerg’s best season with the Bucs was 1984. That year, he threw for 3554 yards and 19 touchdown passes, with 18 interceptions.