Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Zach Wilson are the perfect match

Zach Wilson, BYU Cougars, (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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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.