Bucs first depth chart adds more confusion to quarterback battle

Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask are listed as starting quarterbacks on the Bucs' first depth chart.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The wait for answers at quarterback continues. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still don't know who their starter will be in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask are battling for the starting job at training camp in a competition far closer than many expected.

Mayfield has thrown interceptions for fun, opening the door for Trask to steal the starting job. The Bucs will reportedly start with Mayfield in their preseason opener and Trask the following week, with the job very much on the line.

The Buccaneers released their first unofficial depth chart on Tuesday, and it told us absolutely nothing about the quarterback situation.

Bucs depth chart: Baker Mayfield, Kyle Trask both listed as starters

The Buccaneers are still hedging their bets at quarterback. They released their first depth chart of the summer but didn't commit to either player.

The starting quarterback reads Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask -- not something you see every day.

This proves that the competition is indeed too close to call. The Bucs don't yet have a preference, or they are keeping it a secret if they do.

The competition will continue when the Buccaneers host the Pittsburgh Steelers in their preseason opener this week. Mayfield is expected to start, giving him a tremendous opportunity to show why he should win the job.

However, a bad performance will open the door for Trask to move ahead in the competition next week against the New York Jets.

It's certainly not ideal to not know your starting quarterback less than five weeks away from the start of the regular season. The Bucs need to make a decision as soon as possible.

Neither player has done enough to take control of the competition. Maybe we'll get our answer after the opening preseason game against the Steelers on Friday evening.

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