Former Hawkeye Tristan Wirfs finishes rookie season with Tampa Bay Buccaneers with incredible stat line
When it comes time for Tom Brady to buy gifts for his offensive linemen this offseason, he’s going to have find something really special for rookie tackle Tristan Wirfs. The former Hawkeye lived up to that first-round draft status in his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Not only did Wirfs carve out a role along the offensive line in his first season with the Buccaneers, he started in every game as a rookie. That, alone, is pretty impressive at this level.
But that’s not all. The former Hawkeye offensive tackle was a star in the trenches this season, and one statistic proves that.
This season, Wirfs was on the field for 799 pass-blocking snaps during the regular season and the playoffs. He allowed just 1 sack all year long. Yeah, Brady has to be pretty pleased about that.
That incredible stat comes courtesy of Pro Football Focus (PFF):
Tristan Wirfs this season:
🔸 799 pass-blocking snaps
🔸 1 sack allowed pic.twitter.com/i9Y0zgOw4I
— PFF (@PFF) February 8, 2021
Wirfs was selected with 13th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He passed on the opportunity to return to Iowa for one more season, a decision that paid off for the rookie lineman.
After a productive rookie season, Wirfs was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team and ended the year as a Super Bowl champion, as the Buccaneers took down the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.