Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka (3) during warmups prior to playing the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Quarterback Mike Kafka

Jason Licht wasted no time in finding the first quarterback to add to his roster heading into his first season in charge in Tampa Bay, as Mike Kafka’s agent has reported the former Northwestern and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has signed with the Buccaneers.


Kafka has thrown only 16 passes in his NFL career, completing 11, with two being intercepted. He was a fourth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, but never matured into even a solid backup for the team during his first two seasons with the team. He would then suffer from a broken hand and wind up missing the cut with the franchise, and has since yet to catch on with an NFL franchise again.

Kafka doesn’t figure to be direct competition for Mike Glennon, but he’s certainly in the running for the third QB position, depending on what other arms are added to the roster over the next few months.

Jason Licht has previously said that a team cannot have enough quarterbacks, so this is his first step in ensuring that the Buccaneers have a healthy camp competition at the position.

And while it is true that Licht once worked for the Eagles, he was not on staff when they selected Kafka. Kafka was still a backup for the Wildcats by the time Licht left the Eagles to return to New England and eventually move on to Arizona.

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