The Buccaneers took a chance on Trask, they have to use him
Kyle Trask was a polarizing pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. With a fanbase that is largely split between FSU and UF, the Bucs will never be able to take a player from either school without scrutiny, but either way, Trask is now a Buccaneer.
Trask is joining a quarterback room that is, after Brady, incredibly boring. Ryan Griffin is a preseason hero and little more, and the front office turns fans away every day that they muse over the notion that Blaine Gabbert could be the next face of the franchise after Brady. Everyone knows Gabbert isn’t the answer, and Trask deserves a shot to prove that he could be.
The newest quarterback for the Buccaneers has his shortcomings, specifically with arm strength and athleticism, but he hasn’t let those slow him down during OTAs. With high-caliber throws spread throughout his practice tape, Trask looks like a player that is ready to start practicing with NFL talent.
This will be a much larger change for Trask than Darden, but the Bucs still have to evaluate what he can do. You don’t draft a guy with a second-round pick to let him sit as your third or fourth guy forever, and letting Trask throw passes to guys like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will reveal a lot about his ability to play at the next level.
Who knows, maybe Trask can move into that QB2 by the end of the season. The coaching staff sure seems to love him.
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