3 reasons Tampa Bay Buccaneers should draft a quarterback
The number one reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should draft a quarterback is Tom Brady.
Simply put, if the Buccaneers draft a quarterback in this year’s draft, it will maximize the amount of time they would have to sit and wait behind the greatest quarterback to ever lace up a pair of cleats and grip the pigskin’s laces. There’s pressure in today’s NFL for rookie quarterbacks to not only play right away but play well. However, the method of drafting a quarterback and having them sit and wait behind a seasoned veteran is still tried and true. It also isn’t like this hypothetical rookie quarterback for the Buccaneers would be sitting and learning behind Steve DeBerg either. This is Tom Brady.
The other part of this to factor in is Brady’s age. Now that may sound obvious, considering he’s 43, but it’s nothing to be ignored. This is a man who said that he wants to play until he’s 50, then changed it to 45. Considering the man/God just won Super Bowl MVP in his first year with a new team at the age of 43, this doesn’t seem out of the question. This being the case, it’d be wise for the Buccaneers to draft a quarterback now, so he can learn as much as he can from Brady in case he does make it a few more years, or if Brady abruptly retires, the Buccaneers aren’t left standing around blindsided with no plan. This isn’t the Jimmy Garoppolo situation that Brady dealt with in New England, if Brady were to be done in Tampa Bay it’ll be on his terms.
All in all, it may seem surprising to suggest that the Buccaneers should draft a quarterback, so soon after Tom Brady did what he just did. The fact of the matter is, when you factor all of this together it’s actually pretty obvious. This isn’t saying the Buccaneers should draft a quarterback in the first round, but drafting one at some point is an option that can’t be ignored.