Buccaneers show perfect strategy for offseason quarterback plan

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Buccaneers being passive in the post-Tom Brady era? Never.

Not being able to play in the Super Bowl certainly stings for the Buccaneers, but the excitement of the offseason beginning is still hard to contain.

What will the Bucs do? Who will they sign? Will Tom Brady come back?

All of these questions have been at the forefront of most fans’ minds for the past few months and now they will all come to light.

The biggest question mark has been who will be the next starting quarterback for the Bucs, and the initial results were not impressive.

Sure, the franchise obviously has to say they like their current options in Blaine Gabbert and Kyle Trask, but no one on the planet who actually wants to see the Buccaneers win wants either at the helm. People can pull up college stats for Trask and make excuses for Gabbert all they want; neither is going to cut it as a full-time starter in Tampa.

The Buccaneer coaching staff knows this too, which is why they have pursued “door number two” so heavily this brief offseason.

According to a report earlier today from Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the Bucs are officially showing interest in Deshaun Watson and are at least expected to make a run at Russell Wilson.

This is a great sign that the team simply cares about winning.

Wilson looked like a likely option to leave Seattle from the end of the season, but there is some reason to believe he will want to find a way to make staying in Seattle work. It may seem nice to leave a star-studded NFC West and come to a weaker NFC South, but loyalty does matter.

At least the Buccaneers are expected to try. That is all they can ever do, and it shows a willingness to avoid mediocrity at all costs.

The other part of this report is a bit more interesting. Few players have experienced a fall such as Deshaun Watson. From overcoming injuries and an inept front office to sitting out a full season with numerous terrible allegations hanging over his head, it is hard to make heads or tails of Watson.

The talent is absolutely there to keep the Bucs in Super Bowl contention, but no team is going to go after Watson until his legal troubles are addressed. No one is really sure when this will come, but it at least sounds like the Bucs are trying to figure out what’s there as they address the most important position on the field.

At the very least, the Buccaneers are showing that they care about replacing Brady with the best-possible option. There is obviously still a chance that Brady does return, but you don’t get better by sitting and waiting.

The next couple of weeks should be very interesting for the Bucs, and hopefully we see a new face making their way to Tampa sooner than later.

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