Steve DeBerg (1984-1987, 1992-1993)
We almost put Brian Griese in this spot for his 2005 season alone, but unfortunately, Griese got injured before the Bucs could taste the fruits of his labors which lead to Chris Simms starting the playoff game. We went with Steve DeBerg for the longevity factor. “Well, what about Steve Young?” Some of you may be saying. Well, Young was a Hall of Famer with the San Francisco 49ers because they saved his career from the dark and downward abyss that was his time in Tampa Bay.
Yes, the comedy of all four of these passers being mentioned in the number ten spot on this list is not lost on us. That’s the Buccaneers quarterback history in a nutshell. Buckle up, buckaroos because we’re starting with cannons firing.
DeBerg with the Bucs was essentially Archie Manning with the New Orleans Saints. DeBerg was a talented quarterback, he just took an absolute beating thanks to a crummy roster while the supposed heir apparent was waiting in the wings. Of course, those “heir apparents” were Vinny Testaverde, Young, and Craig Erickson but that’s beside the point.
While DeBerg was 8-29 as a starter, he did throw for 9,439 yards and 61 touchdowns, so he did his best. Starting the list with DeBerg means we can only go up from here, but fair warning, we aren’t going too far up yet.