Buccaneers: 3 newcomers to watch in the preseason opener
By Rob Leeds
The new preseason star quarterback for the Buccaneers
The days of Ryan Griffin being the best preseason quarterback in the NFL are hopefully over. Not that anyone wants the long-time Buccaneer backup to fail, but he is clearly not the future at the position.
After watching Griffin tear it up against backups and practice squad players for the past few seasons, the Bucs decided to take a chance on Kyle Trask as the next face of the franchise. You don’t use a second-round pick on a guy that you plan on using as a backup and little more, so Trask should get plenty of reps to see where he is at.
Training camp has been a mix of highs and lows for the former Florida Gator. Trask has some days where he looks like he can compete with Gabbert down the road as a starter, but on other days, the same issues that made Trask a question mark coming out of college show up in a nasty way.
One way or another, practice isn’t everything. Game reps against opposing players that are hungry for their own shot at making a roster are the best time to evaluate a new quarterback, and Trask should get all of that and more starting tonight against the Bengals.
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