There is definitely a buzz around the 2017 Tampa Bay Bucs, and now 90’s “boy band” legend, Nick Carter, has gotten into the act as a front man for the franchise.
Carter, a member of the ultra successful “Backstreet Boys” in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, is a Tampa native and a lifelong fan of the Buccaneers. And on Monday, he was in New York hyping the Bucs, in a Jameis Winston jersey no less, on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” show.
During the over five minute interview on set, Carter professed his long love of the Bucs and his hopes for the team to, once again be a playoff contender. He also played a game show style trivia game with the hosts of the show answering questions (successfully) about prominent Tampa Bay players and moments.
We also enjoyed this moment, when Bucs Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy “surprised” Carter on video about not wearing the proper numbered jersey in public:
— GMFB (@gmfb) May 16, 2017
The Buccaneers made strides in year one with Dirk Koetter as head coach, including a five game win streak late in the year the put them at 8-5 on the season and on the verge of the NFC Playoffs. Alas, a 9-7 finish turned out to not be good enough, but now, there’s extra motivation to go to the next level next season.
We already know that HBO will showcase the Bucs on it’s award winning non-stop training camp five week series “Hard Knocks” this August. That hype along with games against the Dolphins, Vikings, Giants and Patriots over the first five weeks means there will be a tremendous amount of exposure nationally for the Buccaneers franchise and it’s stars.
And by extension, there will be many more celebs, local and otherwise who will continue to come out and rally support for them publicly, like Carter did on Tuesday.