Both teams have limited options
“Just wait for the draft,” fans will say at the mere notion that the Bucs should add a veteran quarterback. On paper, this sounds like a good idea, but in practice, it falls short.
Tampa Bay is one of the top teams in the NFL and will likely not draft before the 20th pick, at least. By that time, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Trey Lance, and Zach Wilson will all be off the board. That leaves players like Mac Jones and Kyle Trask, who at best, turn into a player like Wentz from 2017-2019.
So, the Buccaneers can use a premium draft pick on one of these players who may not even pan out, or they can use an even lower draft pick to trade for Wentz.
There should be no chance on the planet that Wentz garners a day one trade offer. In fact, the Eagles would be pressed to bring in a day-two offer at the current rate. The Eagles have shown their hand too early, and playing Wentz any further could only make his value drop even more.
The best bet for the Eagles is to trade a late pick to get someone to take Wentz, and this becomes a much safer bet for interested teams.
How many Bucs fans would be upset about trading a late-round pick for a 28-year old 32-million dollar quarterback who has always been the best part of a horrible team? Either way, this move is a gamble, but it is likely a safer gamble than drafting a less proven quarterback.
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