Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Pre-preseason 53-man roster projection

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Tom Brady, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Griffin, Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Buccaneers quarterbacks (3): Tom Brady, Kyle Trask, Blaine Gabbert

Suffice to say there probably won’t be any surprises in the depth chart or the makeup of this group in general. Tom Brady is Tom Brady. There really isn’t any need to go into any more detail than that as far as he’s concerned.

The rest of the crew is where things get even remotely interesting.

The Buccaneers made headlines when they drafted Kyle Trask out of the University of Florida in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. They didn’t bring him in to be a camp body, they brought him in to learn behind the greatest of all time, and have a chance to potentially become the heir apparent in Tampa Bay. His spot is secure.

As far as the third quarterback slot goes, Bruce Arians and company more likely than not won’t trust a rookie second-round pick to be the second-string quarterback. Blaine Gabbert will stick around to be the backup and to provide a veteran presence if the worst of the worst-case scenarios occurs and Brady becomes unavailable. That leaves Ryan Griffin as the odd man out. Despite performing the Weekend at Bernie’s routine with great aplomb whilst holding a tequila-fueled Brady upright during the parade, that may be all she wrote for Griffin in Tampa Bay. Hey, there are worse ways to go out.