Another quarterback option likely becomes available for Buccaneers

Derek Carr, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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As the Buccaneers prepare for the search for their next quarterback, another veteran option has likely become available for the future.

If you think the Buccaneers are planning on going to go all-in on Kyle Trask next season you may want to take a seat.

A future like this is certainly a possibility based on how difficult the job is to find a franchise quarterback and to do it with such limited resources, but let’s not pretend that Trask (or Blaine Gabbert) are guys that teams want to build around, at least not their first choice.

The Buccaneers are going to look behind every door that is available before they make any decision, and that could turn their attention to Derek Carr.

Carr seemed like a genuine successor to Brady based on his history with success despite being saddled with terrible coaching and weapons for the most part, but a deal that he signed before the start of the season appeared to take that off the table.

Now, the Raiders have made the curious decision to likely cut ties with the veteran quarterback in the coming offseason based on their recent switch to Jarrett Stidham, and that could make him available to a host of teams with needs at quarterback.

It hasn’t been a great season for Carr, but a quick look at the coaching staff could show why a guy that is normally a fringe top-12 option has fallen so far for a year.

It stands to reason that a lot of teams will overlook a bad year and limited playoff success when they realize that Carr is a quality player when his entire team isn’t working against him.

For that reason the Bucs should be interested, although it won’t be easy to bring Carr to Tampa based on limited cap availabilities in Tampa.

Still, if the staff loves what Carr brings to the table with this offense (which it should) and sees him as a good way for people to save their jobs, expect for the Buccaneers to at least consider this option before they move on to guys that will do better at earning the first overall pick than they are at getting a team to the Super Bowl.

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