Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Zach Wilson are the perfect match
By Rob Leeds
Even with Tom Brady performing well, the Bucs should remain on the lookout for the quarterback of the future. BYU’s Zach Wilson could be the perfect fit.
Every year, a quarterback that slipped through the cracks with the analysts puts together a phenomenal season and surges up most draft boards. Zach Wilson out of BYU could be that player this year.
Joe Burrow was conservatively pegged as a mid-round draft pick at the start of the 2019 CFB season, but his record-setting pace with LSU allowed him to go to the Cincinnati Bengals with the first overall pick. Zach Wilson started the season in a similar spot, but like Burrow, he is now a favorite to go in the first round.
The Buccaneers don’t need a quarterback to start during the next two seasons, but drafting an option to serve as a backup for Brady for a year and then take over the starting job is the safest bet for a team that doesn’t want to put all its eggs in one basket.
There is still a lot of season left to play, but Wilson should start to garner some Heisman votes and will be a hot commodity during the draft. With the top quarterback options mostly set in stone, Wilson could reach the Buccaneers, which would be an opportunity too good to pass up.