The schedule makers in the NFL are still putting the pieces together but it looks like the Tampa Bay Bucs will be heading across the pond for at least 1 game next season.
Tampa will be the representative home-team in Germany next season – a formal announcement is expected on Monday – their opponent is unknown but Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal speculates that it could be the Chiefs. London should be like…ummm, so we’ve been watching the jags for a decade and the Germans get Bucs/Chiefs?!
Keep in mind, the full schedule release isn't going to come out until about May of this year. We'll get a better idea then, but if the Bucs are the home team in Germany, that would mean they will get one less home game at Ray Jay this year.
Here's what Commish Goodell said about their new found NFL home a few months back:
"We are very pleased to welcome Munich and Frankfurt to the NFL family and are excited to reward our fans in Germany for their passion by bringing them the spectacle of regular-season NFL football," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "We look forward to staging our first game in Germany at FC Bayern Munich's fantastic stadium later this year and to exploring areas of broader collaboration with the Bundesliga."