Let’s take a look at the current landscape for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
With this all being the case, it is now time to start planning for the future. Yes, if Brady sticks around their Super Bowl window is of course still wide open. However, teams that don’t prepare for the future are doomed to fail for a long time. Just look at the Buccaneers for decades. For years, they were a franchise constantly searching for the one player, or the one move that would turn their franchise around, when in reality it took a lot of planning and multiple steps in order for that to happen. So when it comes to the quarterback situation, Brady will eventually retire, and Arians himself has even expressed the teams interest in “opening door number two“ for their future quarterback.
The San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves in the NFC championship game, and should be one of, if not the first, teams the Buccaneers should call about a quarterback.
The 49ers find themselves in an interesting situation. Having traded up to number three overall in this past year‘s draft to select Trey Lance, instead the 49ers are back in the NFC championship with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. Should the Buccaneers call the 49ers about trading for a quarterback, there’s two scenarios that could happen first.