The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a new quarterback

Blaine Gabbert, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Blaine Gabbert, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers are set at the quarterback position for now, but the options currently on the roster don’t inspire confidence as the future of the franchise.

It’s no secret that the starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come opening day will be Tom Brady, however, there will come a day sooner than later when the Bucs will no longer have the luxury of relying on the abilities of the most talented geriatric ever seen playing in a professional sport.

The real question that has to be in the back of Bucs fans’ minds is what is the next move at the quarterback position for the franchise.

And that is where the problem with Kyle Trask becomes front and center. Is he the best option the Bucs have to develop and try to turn into an NFL caliber QB in the next 1-3 years while Brady finishes his career?

After a pretty unimpressive statistical showing during the Bucs second preseason game against the Tennessee Titans where Trask only completed 13/26 passes, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, it was his mental game that was maybe most alarming.

He was visibly shaken from his poor performance and inability to even get the Bucs within field goal range consistently. On the sidelines, he could be seen slamming his helmet and showing an obvious lack of composure under the pressure of an NFL game.

Now, it may be too early to make any long-term predictions on Trask’s career prospects, but the last preseason game can’t exactly inspire confidence in the minds of Buccaneers fans who know that they will have to find a QB replacement for Brady in the coming seasons.

It doesn’t take much examination of the rest of the NFL to realize that a solid team without a talented QB is doomed to revel in seasons of mediocrity, so the Bucs will need to figure out if Trask is the right player for the future of the franchise, or if they need to move off him, and those decisions need to be made sooner rather later.

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