Is Kyle Trask in the best situation with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
The 240 pound, 6’ 5” Kyle Trask was the 2nd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by head coach Bruce Arians and GM Jason Licht of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Trask has all the qualities of a quarterback that Arians looks for, and said so in so many words. Although it has been debated in Buccaneers and NFL fandom alike if Trask would be a good pick for the Bucs. So, is Tampa the best fit for Trask and the Bucs? Is he going to be the heir apparent to Tom Brady? I guess time will tell.
The Bucs had no fewer than 4 or 5 QB’s at their fingertips at the end of round 2. Trask, Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond, Stanford’s Davis Mills, Georgia’s Jamie Newman, among others at that time, were all available. With all that said, the old news is the Bucs selected Trask. Is this going to be good for Trask, the Bucs, or both?
Not the strongest arm in college, which has also been said of another current Buccaneer QB, and not the most mobile, again, same said of same current Buc, Trask does garner the skills of an extremely accurate passer. Whatever, like that means anything! But the deep ball seems to be what Arains loves in his ‘no risk it, no biscuit’ style of QB play, pushing the field. So why Kyle Trask then?
Well, the ‘Quarterback Whisperer,’ who has molded several of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks such as Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Andrew Luck, and Ben Roethlisberger into some of the NFL’s best over the years, sees something in Trask. It’s why he gets paid the big bucks. Kyle Trask may be just what the Bucs need. He can sit and be that sponge learning behind the GOAT, hone his deficiencies into strengths, and be the what he’s expected to be.
The Buccaneers made the pick that they saw as being the best
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have found their future franchise QB! The next 2-3 years should give them a good idea if they were right or not. Will Trask become the leader of this team once Brady hangs it up in say 10 to15 years? Or will he be relegated to the Ryan Griffin perpetual backup role?
Without a doubt, Trask is in the driver’s seat and the best situation with the Buccaneers, as well as best position of most QB draftees this year. Chances are he will make the most of his opportunity, and his football IQ and desire to be the best should work out just fine for him.
Either way, the Bucs, or another team, will benefit from Kyle Trask at some point. But Kyle is by far the biggest winner, and being drafted by the Bucs is the best situation a newly drafted QB could be in this year. Let’s just hope the Bucs are winners as well.