Buccaneers: 3 veterans on the bubble before training camp
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers need to create space at quarterback
Ryan Griffin has been a likely candidate for the Bucs to move on from since the 2021 NFL Draft. Like his alma mater or not, Kyle Trask has a much higher upside than Griffin on this roster, and there is no reason to keep such an expensive option holding the clipboard on game days.
Griffin has been an exciting prospect during the preseason of the past few years, but he is not a starting-caliber NFL quarterback. No matter how well he does against backups and depth players before the season starts, Griffin has never shown any indication that he has the talent to serve in this role.
Given how much the coaching staff likes Blaine Gabbert, who is more true to being a number two in an NFL offense, Griffin looks like the odd man out. Four quarterbacks is way too many to keep for a team like this, and Trask is more than up to the task of serving as a QB3.
Griffin is another one of those players that has been on the team for a while, and fans may want to see him get a legitimate shot, but his performances in real games don’t do enough convincing. Four career passing attempts in the regular season for 18 yards isn’t enough, and Trask is at least a cheaper option to serve in a similar role.