Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay was unable to record their first win until 27 games into their existence, marking the worst opening losing streak in NFL history. Defensive end Lee Roy Selmon became a hall of famer despite a staple on these miserable teams.
Former USC head coach John McKay was the first signal caller for the new franchise and helped to build their eventual success.
The Bucs revamped their roster after head coach Tony Dungy took over the team. Linebacker Derrick Brooks, tackle Warren Sapp, safety John Lynch, and defensive back Ronde Barber led a ferocious defensive unit.
The offense under Dungy struggled, however, and he was fired after his team's lack of postseason success.
Tampa Bay hired Jon Gruden to fix their offensive woes, and still with the NFL's best defense they were able to beat the Philadelphia Eagles to secure a spot in Super Bowl XXXVII. The Bucs handily beat the Oakland Raiders by 27 points to win the franchises first Super Bowl.