Buccaneers looking like likely destination for embattled quarterback
By Rob Leeds
As much as it would hurt to go from Tom Brady to anyone else, it is time for the Buccaneers to at least think about what the future holds.
Only a fool doesn’t prepare for the future. Obviously there is a difference between planning for the future and fixating on it to the point that you miss what is happening before you, but there is a way for the Buccaneers to accomplish this task without getting too far ahead of themselves in a world that is unlikely to have Tom Brady.
That day is coming. As hard as it is to imagine, Brady is not going to be the quarterback of this team forever. The Bucs did what they could to fill out the depth chart behind Brady to keep the room in a place that would keep the fans happy about the potential of the future, but everyone sees this team is too good to have a guy like Kyle Trask at the helm down the road.
This is a talented Bucs team that will remain in contention if the quarterback is right, and that sure makes it seem like the team will always try to see who it can grab to compete with.
That could bring the Buccaneers and Derek Carr to an interesting place.
There are obviously a ton of moving pieces (Carr’s contract, Tampa’s cap space, Carr’s play, etc.) but this does feel like a move that the Bucs could make if they really wanted to.
The Raiders are terrible and should be on the verge of firing their head coach. The Bucs have a great team that is generally only held back by their coaching. The pairing just makes too much sense for Tampa to avoid this plan in favor of guys like Trask or Blaine Gabbert.
We certainly aren’t saying that we love the idea, but it does sure seem like this should be on people’s radar as Tampa and Las Vegas try to move into the future after this season.
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