Buccaneers need to start worrying about high draft pick

Kyle Trask, Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Trask, Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

After seeing a terrible week of practice from their young quarterback, the Buccaneers need to start assessing their future with Kyle Trask.

One bad practice is not the end of the world. One bad week of practice is where it starts to get hard to find a positive spin. That is what is happening with Buccaneers quarterback Kyle Trask.

Trask came to the Bucs through a valuable second-round pick that immediately created a controversy in Tampa. Do stats truly outweigh concerns about athleticism and the ability to throw the football?

The Bucs took a shot and said yes. A terrible week of camp and a disastrous throw that was captured by the Buccaneers social media group (that has now been deleted) should have everyone seeing where the naysayers were coming from over a year ago.

For those who didn’t see the Tweet, the ball flew like a dying bird. The wobble was a little too similar to another quarterback from Florida, and while their NFL projections are still different, it is safe to say that a throw like that indicates a road to starting in the league is very long and unlikely.

The pick didn’t matter. Picks happen. Even Tom Brady throws them. The ball wobbling in the air and struggling to make it down the field shows a fundamental lack of arm talent that stats will never outweigh. These throws are just a little too common for the Gators quarterback.

Kyle Trask is not the future of the Buccaneers, at least not the bright future. You can bookmark this, save it, screenshot it, whatever you like. This was a wasted pick by the Bucs on the night of the draft, and it is painfully obvious that this pick will only look worse as the reps go up.

(Wasted in the sense that it was never going to pan out. The Bucs were right to look for additional quarterbacks.)

We hope to be wrong, but people are letting numbers fool them. Number don’t matter-traits do.

Florida fans will be happy to see Anthony Richardson on the radar sooner than later as a quarterback that actually has tools to be successful in the NFL. The Buccaneers just need to accept the truth.

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