Even though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have three quarterbacks under contract, they could look at potentially selecting another on day-three of the draft.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the 2019 NFL Draft fully committed to Jameis Winston in the last year of his rookie contract. They have also re-signed third string quarterback Ryan Griffin to a two-year deal, and signed former first round pick and journeyman Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal this offseason. However, due to the short-term nature of each of these contracts, the Bucs could be looking for a quarterback on the last day of the draft.
With the commitment fully on the shoulders of Winston, the conversation remains guys in this quarterback class that will be available from the fourth round and beyond, rather than who to select between Dwyane Haskins and Drew Lock with the fifth overall pick. In a weak quarterback class, the Buccaneers are smart to stick with Winston rather than bail on the last year of his deal to use an early draft pick to grab his replacement.
However, the possibility remains that Tampa Bay could find a valuable backup quarterback and spot starter in this year’s draft class. Among those who will be ripe for the picking on day-three of the NFL draft, here is a deeper look at three possible candidates for the Buccaneers to take a look at.