Could Dak Prescott end up playing QB for the Buccaneers?

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, potential free agent for the Buccaneers in 2022(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, potential free agent for the Buccaneers in 2022(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers have two years with Tom Brady, and then there are numerous options to take over the starting duties. Dak Prescott could be a name to watch.

Tom Brady is the man in Tampa Bay right now. The next two years are reserved for him and him alone, but the Bucs need to keep an open mind about his successor. While most franchise-caliber quarterbacks will be locked up by that point, Dak Prescott is a long shot to be a Buccaneer, but there is still a chance.

Prescott is one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL right now and is definitely one of the most underrated. When the Cowboys win, it’s supposedly on the back of Ezekiel Elliott or the offensive line, and when the Cowboys lose, it is because Dak played poorly.

People can spin any narrative that they want, but during their first four years, Dak threw for more passing yards, touchdowns, fewer interceptions, and at a higher completion percentage than Jameis Winston. This was almost all of the upside of Winston without any of the off-field and onfield drawbacks.

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Dak is consistently written off as not clutch, yet he has more fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drives than Jameis, Carson Wentz, and Jared Goff during their careers. To throw a few more names in that group, Dak has an advantage in that category during the past four seasons against Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Tom Brady.

Dak has done this while leading one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL and finished as one of the best quarterbacks statistically in 2019, yet he has still not received a contract extension, unlike Goff and Wentz.

If Jerry Jones can’t lock Dak down during the next two years and continues to lean on the franchise tag, Prescott could be looking for a new team before the 2022 season, right when the Buccaneers will be in the market for a replacement for Brady.

Dak is reliable when called upon to throw the ball, as evidenced by nearly 600 pass attempts in 2019, and he is used to playing with awareness in the pocket, considering he has the exact same career sack rate as Jameis Winston.

Dak’s addition would give the Bucs a long-term option that is severely underrated while Dak would get the chance to play with an offense that is even better than the Cowboys’.

Jerry Jones has his chance to keep Dak, but if he is unable to do so, the Bucs should be willing to name almost any price to make a deal happen in 2022.

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