Buccaneers: 3 veterans that need a strong showing in training camp

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The Buccaneers love their young players, but they also need their vets to step up too.

Training camp is usually the time for the new faces to make a name on the team, but the Buccaneers also have some veterans this year that need to ball out as well.

While these practices before the season starts are usually just a formality for the depth chart, especially on a team that is bringing back all of its starters, there is plenty of space for players to make a name for themselves deeper on the depth chart.

The following veterans are either in a perfect position to earn some legitimate reps this upcoming season or on the verge of losing out on their spots to rookies.

Player #1

Blaine Gabbert

Gabbert isn’t going to be a contributor in 2021, but his future is certainly based on his ability to show out this offseason.

The front office has shown a decent level of support to the veteran backup. While he hasn’t convinced some parts of the fanbase, playing well over the coming months will go a long way to building some confidence in his ability to serve as the future starter.

The heat is also on Gabbert with the addition of Kyle Trask. Trask currently looked like the third quarterback on the roster, but he is making waves, and Gabbert needs to put some space between himself and the young player that is starting to gain some serious traction.