Buccaneers make right decision with new top quarterback

Tom Brady, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Griffin, Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Griffin, Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Perhaps Blaine Gabbert won’t be the next franchise quarterback for the Buccaneers. Is it really time for Kyle Trask to take over?

The good news from the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine continues for the Buccaneers. The grim future that was rapidly approaching with Blaine Gabbert as the apparent favorite amongst the coaching staff is seeming less certain.

Bruce Arians began the offseason shuffle of the Bucs to replace Tom Brady by making it clear that Tampa was more than happy to let it ride with who they already had on the roster, but that wouldn’t stop the team from looking in other areas.

After several weeks of seeing trade candidates and free agent options leave the realm of realism, it looked like door number one was what we would see.

This, coupled with the fact that Bruce Arians and Jason Licht have an inexplicable love for Blaine Gabbert, made it seem like he would be the new QB1 in Tampa.

While Arians is great at developing young quarterbacks, it seemed unlikely that he would coach one of his final years with a guy that is brand new. This supported the belief that Gabbert was the guy, but we should all know already why that would be a mistake.

Instead, Arians has given hope to the notion that the team will make the right decision after giving a clear name to door number one during an interview with Andrew Siciliano; Kyle Trask.

While Arians and the rest of the staff have made it clear that Trask would get a chance to start, this is the first time that they have said this is their top choice.

Thank goodness.

Whether you believe in Trask or not, every Bucs fan should be in agreement that the team has an obligation to play a quarterback that they drafted in a priority round a year ago.

This team is not competing for a Super Bowl in 2022 anyway, so why not see what a younger and much cheaper option at quarterback can do?

Even if Trask struggles, this decision pushes the franchise forward in a positive way as the Bucs take their next steps towards finding a franchise quarterback.

None of this is a foregone conclusion just yet, and while it seems likely that Gabbert would win in an outright competition, Trask getting this kind of support from the staff is the right decision.

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