Buccaneers get veteran quarterback option they can turn down

Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buccaneers can at least scratch one name off the list for the future face of their franchise.

It feels like the Buccaneers get a new name in the mix to be their next starting quarterback on a daily basis. This is par for the course as the Bucs are back on the verge of quarterback purgatory, but such is life.

The Bucs will need to spend a lot of time and resorces trying to make offers for a QB that can take over for Brady, but this is tough.

Most of the big names aren’t coming to Tampa for a variety of reasons, but that doesn’t mean that no one is willing to play here.

If the Bucs do look towards free agency to find their next starter, they will probably want to go with anyone but Matt Cassel.

Cassel spent over a decade in the league, at one point serving as the backup to Tom Brady, and he was more than willing to bring this up in a joking Tweet directed at the Buccaneers the other day.

Is this a real offer? Almost assuredly not. But it is true that the Buccaneers would get much younger with Cassel at the helm. In fact, the Bucs would get almost six years younger, which feels like it should be impossible in the current situation.

Regardless, Cassel was a career backup, and if there was a shred of serious thought in this Tweet, the Bucs have no choice but to laugh it off.

The options at quarterback may not inspire too much confidence right now, but turning to an older option like Cassel would never be on the table, even if his history does show that he plays some of his best football after Tom Brady.

The quarterback search continues, and while this fit was never a real option from the start, at least it gives off the impression that Tampa is a favorable destination for free agents.

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