Young Buccaneers player still facing unnecessary doubt on talent

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 /

Kyle Trask might not be a lock to be the future of the Buccaneers, but he has done well with his reps so far during the preseason.

Kyle Trask was always going to be a gamble for the Buccaneers.

Quarterbacks taken in the second round don’t have a strong history of going on to dominate immediately, and even guys taken in the first round with the first pick have no guarantees about their future in the league.

The Bucs took a shot when they had no needs and had some freedom to give an extended tryout to a highly-successful college quarterback. This wasn’t the best use of capital, but it also wasn’t the worst.

Trask didn’t do all that much in year one, but year two has shown far more of the young quarterback.

The first game by Trask was great. The volume and accuracy were generally there, and it looked like the doubters were starting to lose ammunition to use against the Gator quarterback.

The game against the Titans started to shift that narrative back in favor of the doubters.

The entire Buccaneers team looked lost against Tennessee. Offensively speaking, the scheme was lacking, the protection looked terrible, and receivers dropped passes the whole game.

Had Trask been able to will two receivers to complete catches that hit their hands, the final box score would’ve looked different, and Trask’s stats would’ve also been harder to argue against.

There were still some throws that Trask will obviously want back, but this night was not as bad as some would have you believe. This was always going to be a gamble, and the performances have still been good with that fact in mind.

Kyle Trask still probably won’t be the future face of the franchise for the Buccaneers, but it certainly isn’t because of the stat line against the Titans.

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