Kyle Trask makes first comments since Bucs signed Baker Mayfield

Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Kyle Trask spoke to the media for the first time since the team signed Baker Mayfield in free agency. 

It’s been a pretty wild offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one that is far from being finished.

Despite how things looked at the outset, the Bucs have managed to mostly salvage what could have been a lost offseason and one that set the team back. Instead the team re-signed two key veteran free agents and added a few new ones.

The headline signing was the Bucs bringing in Baker Mayfield to compete for the starting quarterback job. Instantly the move was trolled for the optics of the franchise going from Tom Brady to Baker Mayfield, but the name that everyone should be talking about is Kyle Trask.

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It’s been two years since the Bucs used a second round pick on the former Florida Gators quarterback, and in that time he’s done little to convince many he’s the guy the team should build around in the post-Brady era.

That doesn’t mean he’s not the guy, though.

Trask has taken nine snaps in his two year career and has been a healthy scratch for most games. Tom Brady being the starter tends to limit your opportunities, but now is the time for Trask to prove to the Bucs he has what it takes.

Bucs News: Kyle Trask comments on competing with Baker Mayfield

Speaking to the media this week, Trask made his first comments since the team signed Baker Mayfield and seemed to welcome the idea of a quarterback battle in training camp.

“I’m very excited about this new offense. I’m loving every part of it so far. And if you look back to what they were able to do in Seattle last year, you know, it’s very quarterback friendly offense. And they do a great job of tying the run and the pass game together, putting themselves in the best position possible,” Trask said.

Trask also confirmed — and seemingly embraced — the idea of competing with Mayfield for the starting job.

This is the first we’re hearing from Trask this offseason, which means it’s the first time he’s spoken since the team brought in Baker Mayfield. After Brady retired, Trask was heavily talked about as the Bucs starter, but that was mostly because he was the only quarterback under contract.

Now he has a chance to prove he’s more than just a name on a piece of paper. Trask winning the job in training camp doesn’t solidify him as the bonafide future of the franchise, but it will be a huge step forward and one that would give him 17-games (and perhaps more) to make his case.

Trask openly embracing the competition and looking forward to learning from Baker seems like a pretty good start.

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