Tampa Bay will have to wait until later in the season to get its first look at Bryce Young, but the wait will be worth it. The Bucs had better get used to Young because he’ll be around for at least the next half-decade if not longer, depending on how things go.
Not only will it be the Bucs first look at Young, but it will be our first viewing of what could be an epic divisional rivalry between two young players. Calijah Kancey wasted little time in trash-talking Young, quipping after the draft that it’s Young who will have to see him twice a year and not the other way around.
Here’s to hoping Young sees a lot of Kancey in their first matchup against one another.
That trash talk by Kancey is one of the reasons he’ll fit so nicely in Tampa Bay, but it also gives some hope that there’s a new era dawning in the NFC South. The division is objectively bad, producing two playoff teams with losing records over the last decade — one of which had Tom Brady as its quarterback.
Kancey vs. Young is a marquee matchup that hopefully grows into the type of top-billing affair that Sapp vs. Favre was back in the day. At the very least it ups the quality of play in the South and makes an already tough matchup for either team even more entertaining.
Buccaneers record: 4-8