Expect the Bucs to draft a quarterback on day-three once late-April rolls around, or sign an undrafted free agent to come into camp to motivate the veterans and push for a roster spot. Soon to be rookie such as West Virginia quarterback Will Grier should be a target for Bruce Arians and his staff. Grier was originally a Florida Gator before ultimately deciding to leave the university after a suspension for PEDs and rumors of turmoil between he and former head coach Jim McElwain.
Grier finished his college career with a 65% completion percentage, 7,354 yards, 71 TD’s and 20 INT’s. Although the numbers are enticing Grier is not exactly known for having an arm that will blow you away. You’d like to see improved accuracy on deep balls and for him to bulk up some more to be able to handle the physicality needed to play at the NFL level.
Grier does excel at reading defenses and limiting turnovers while squeezing passes into tight windows. Spending a fifth round pick on Grier would be ideal and one day, Grier could getting a chance at starting and leading this Bucs team if things do not pan out with Winston.
A lot can happen between now and the NFL draft on April 25th in Nashville, so it would be best for the Bucs to sit back and let the market unfold. Most teams are not in a rush to sign a backup quarterback so letting the rest of the league overpay for a backup and leaving few available spots for a large amount of guys would be the ideal situation for the cap strapped Bucs.