The Buccaneers are reporting for preseason Training Camp
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reporting from training camp and preparing for the 2020 season to get underway.
As we continue to progress through camp and get closer to the start of the Buccaneers season, The Pewter Plank will be giving you some preseason grades on each positional group.
Today, let’s start the series with a look at the most important position on the field: Quarterback.
Grading the Buccaneers QB heading into Training Camp
Starter: Tom Brady
Our projected depth chart for the position is pretty clear-cut: It’s Tom Brady and then everyone else.
While Some could argue that Ryan Griffin may win the second-string position over Blaine Gabbert, that’s not the plan heading into training camp. Gabbert, if he can stay healthy, will provide a solid back-up option and will be a fountain of knowledge for Brady to draw from as he goes through offensive schemes in Tampa Bay.
As far as Brady is concerned, many are worried that he won’t be able to play at as high of a level this year at the age of 43. In my opinion, he’s more focused than ever and he has something to prove. That really bodes well for the Bucs.
One thing that Bruce Arians has discussed is quarantining a quarterback for the season as a way to ensure that the team will have one available in the case of an emergency. That absolutely has to happen. I expect that either Griffin or potentially even rookie Reid Sinnett could be that guy.
Overall, Brady still has plenty to offer in this league and I think the veterans behind him provide enough depth for the Bucs to get through a dire situation for a half or so. Don’t, however, expect Tampa to win a championship if it has to turn to any other quarterback other than Tom Brady, but that could be said about any franchise in the league.
Overall Quarterbacks Grade: A-
What do you think, Buccaneers fans? Comment below with your grade and expectations for the quarterback room heading into the season.