Bad practice does not define Buccaneers 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) /

While Kyle Trask had a day to forget during training camp for the Buccaneers, this one practice is not the fuel that some think it is.

Before we get too deep into today, this site is far from a deep supporter of Kyle Trask as the future star quarterback of the Buccaneers.

As much as we would love to see Trask prove us and the other naysayers wrong, it still seems more and more likely that Tampa will be in the mix for a quarterback at the end of the first round in the 2023 NFL Draft. Perhaps Anthony Richardson will still be available.

With all that being said, some Buccaneers fans are running a bit too wild with a poor showing from Trask today.

Tom Brady was absent, leaving Trask, Blaine Gabbert, and Ryan Griffin as the quarterbacks for practice (much like the Bucs will see during their preseason opener against the Dolphins).

This was good news for a team that desperately needs to see what it has outside of Brady for the future. The results were less than impressive.

Trask needs a great camp as much as anyone. The second-round pick is still looking primed to be the third quarterback going into the regular season, and a jump from there to being a starting quarterback once Brady retires appears unlikely.

The Bucs gave Trask a great chance today to show that he deserves to be the true backup to Brady. The young quarterback left the offer on the field.

Despite a few quality throws, back to back interceptions in end zone drills and some other errant throws can’t happen when your main selling point is accuracy.

Fans reacted accordingly and in a very expected manner.

Some Bucs fans defended Trask. One bad day doesn’t mean the end of an NFL career. Other fans went after the young quarterback. These types of things can’t happen for someone with certain question marks in their game.

This notably-doubtful blog on Trask’s future is going to have to side with the first group. One bad practice is not the end of the world.

Guys do have bad days-even Tom Brady. Young guys take time to get fully up to speed in this offense, and it makes sense that more bad days like this are going to happen for Trask when the Bucs keep giving Ryan Griffin and Blaine Gabbert reps.

It was just one bad day. This happening over the remainder of camp and during the preseason games will be a different story. Give the kid time to learn.

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