Five Best Buccaneers’ Quarterbacks of All Time
4. Vinny Testaverde
Jared Goff(above) was the first pick of the most recent draft, but our number four choice was the first selection of the 1987 NFL draft. Vinny Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Miami and was expected to bring big things to Tampa Bay. What occurred was 14,820 passing yards over six seasons with the Bucs, best in franchise history.
Don’t get me wrong, he isn’t on the list because of his record leading the team. His record as the Bucs starter was 24-48. The most games they ever won with Testaverde in charge was six, and he never threw for more than 20 touchdowns in a season. When he did that, led the league in interceptions with 22.
It probably didn’t help to see Testaverde post career highs after leaving Florida either.
His best day as a Buccaneer was one of his last. In week 2 of the 1992 season, the Bucs dominated the Packers, beating them by a 31-3 score. That day, Testaverde went 22-25 for 363 yards and two touchdowns, showing he did have great potential.