Leftwich joined the Bucs as offensive coordinator in 2019 following the hiring of head coach Bruce Arians, under whom Leftwich began his coaching career in Arizona.
Tampa Bay’s offense ranked third in both scoring and points during his first year at the helm, a season before Tom Brady signed with the Buccaneers, and Leftwich engineered two more top-five scoring seasons with Brady after that. That offensive efficiency plummeted in 2022, however, after the departure of Arians as head coach. Tampa Bay finished 15th in yards and 25th in points, and the Buccaneers didn’t score their first points in a listless 31-14 wild-card loss against the Cowboys on Monday until the final play of the third quarter.
The Bucs have fired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. The team is making sweeping changes to their coaching staff following an 8-9 regular season and wildcard loss to Dallas. As many as five offensive assistants and two on defense are expected to be let go.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 19, 2023