Career:15 years (1993-2007)
Other teams: Denver Broncos (2004-07)
Career stats:1,054 TKL, 13.0 SACK, 26 INT, 0 TD
Super Bowl titles: 1 (2002)
Bottom line: In the Buccaneers’ Tampa-2 defense, they preferred smaller, athletic defenders which made the 220-pound Lynch stick out like a sore thumb. He was basically the same size as LB Derrick Brooks and one would argue that Lynch moved more like a linebacker than a safety. But Lynch also set the tone for those Bucs teams with his physical play and would often act as an extra linebacker on run downs.
During his eight seasons as a starter for the Bucs, the team never finished worse than eighth in scoring defense including leading the league during their 2002 Super Bowl season.