Cardinals backup poses major threat to the Buccaneers
By Rob Leeds
As nice as it will be for the Buccaneers to face a depth quarterback rather than a starter or even the first backup, history is working against Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need everything to work in their favor as they try to make a desperate push for the playoffs.
Everything coming together to create a storybook ending still feels like a long shot based on what we have seen this season, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen when the Bucs have such an easy final three games.
The next of these games will come against a reeling Arizona Cardinals team that will have Trace McSorley at quarterback.
This will be McSorley’s first full game in a starting role, and while this would normally be something that seems like a good development for such a good defense to face, the Bucs tend to struggle against inferior opponents more often than not.
It doesn’t matter if a guy has been a career backup, a first-time starter, or is anything in between. The Bucs just struggle in situations like this, and they have struggled for the majority of the Todd Bowles tenure with the team.
The Bucs have even seen it this season. PJ Walker and Brock Purdy have generally looked great against Tampa. There has been a long trend of situations like this forming with guys that such a good defense should dominate, and it stands to reason that McSorley is about to have one of the best games of his career.
Is this the start of another great career? Or is Trace McSorley just going to be the next of a long line of mediocre quarterbacks that dominate the Buccaneers under some strange circumstances?
We hope that Tampa learns from their past mistakes and dominates the young quarterback.
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