The 1993Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on an 5-11 season. Prior to the season they drafted John Lynch who would become one of the most popular players of all time in Tampa. 1993 was mostly seen as a rebuilding year for coach Sam Wyche who moved on without Vinny Testaverde and went with young quarterback Craig Erickson, another University of Miami alumnus who won a national championship as their quarterback. The main highlight was that during the season week 15 they beat a seemingly invincible Denver Broncos team in an impossible place to win, Mile High Stadium, but generally they were seen to be a disappointment.
Daron Alcorn was the last player selected in the draft, commonly referred to as "Mr. Irrelevant".