Buccaneers are starting to take the right approach with divisive player

Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buccaneers are finally starting to realize what the rest of the world already knew; they’re going to need to start seeing Kyle Trask play football.

Kyle Trask has become one of the most divisive players on the Buccaneers despite never actually playing.

Preseason games, college, and practices are all that people are relying on with the second-round pick, yet this provides an almost-limitless mountain of ammunition for each side to fire at the other.

The back and forth shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, but it should take an interesting turn as the Buccaneers finally start making the right decisions with their young quarterback. Everyone with an eye to the future can tell you that saving reps for Blaine Gabbert is a waste.

Licht and company have the right idea if this pans out to be how the team actually handles the reps.

Trask does need to play. If he can play, this is the time where that will shine through. Preseason games and practices aren’t a perfect way of evaluating talent, especially not without pads, but they are at least a better to say that he is a fit that simply looking at his college stats.

(Hint, those mean nothing.)

This works for the Bucs because if Trask can play, the team sees this and then pumps the breaks a little bit on the search for the next starter. The Buccaneers would be able to develop their young quarterback and even get him some Blaine Gabbert reps if possible, and that would set the franchise up for down the road.

If Trask plays poorly, this still helps the Bucs because it will show them that they need to search a bit more for a guy that can actually lead the team.

One way or another, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will win from playing Kyle Trask. The team just needs to stick to its words. No one needs to watch more Ryan Griffin or Blaine Gabbert anyway.

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