5 options at QB if the Buccaneers lose Tom Brady to injury

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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The Buccaneers have three quarterbacks on their roster, but only one that is a real starter. If Tom Brady goes down, the Bucs could be in trouble.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are as ready for a playoff push as the franchise has been in decades. The stars have aligned, the roster is set, and the Bucs are starting to make some waves during the offseason as contenders.

The most significant move that has caused this new level of hype is the arrival of Tom Brady. Brady is, by almost every account, the greatest quarterback of all time, and even now, he can elevate a team offensively.

The one problem with Brady, though, is his age. The Bucs will always worry over keeping their starting quarterback healthy for the entire season, and every hit will leave the staff and the fanbase on the edge of their seats until Brady stands up again.

The best way to alleviate this problem is to find a capable backup for Brady, and currently, the Bucs don’t have one. Blaine Gabbert may know the system and Ryan Griffin may be a fun story to follow, but neither has the arm or the ability to lead this team to the playoffs. The Bucs will have to look elsewhere if they want to find a guaranteed option to lead in the event of an injury to Brady.

If the Buccaneers were to add any of these five options, their Super Bowl hopes would remain alive even if an injury befalls Brady.