Ranking every Buccaneers starting quarterback since 1990

There have been 23 quarterbacks who started games for the Buccaneers since 1990, and we ranked them all.
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. 14-8 | 24 TDs, 18 INTs. 8. 48. 8. . 1999-2003. Shaun King. Shaun King. player

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The Shaun King era is sometimes unfairly judged because he's the guy who the bottle stopped on in terms of being the poster child for offenses that were never good enough to support a legendary defense.

Specifically, King spend five seasons with the Buccaneers and started 22 games but he will forever be defined by the 1999 NFC Championship Game in St. Louis. The fact that Tampa Bay's offense couldn't score more than 11 points to reach the Super Bowl remains an unforgivable sin, even after the franchise claimed two Lombardi Trophies in the ensuing decades.

To be fair, things would be a lot worse for King if the Bucs hadn't won those two Super Bowls but you won't meet a single Bucs fan who doesn't believe it should be three.

For his part, King was rather successful when compared to his counterparts since 1990. He has a winning record and his lone year as the full-time starter saw the Bucs make the playoffs as a Wild Card team. That season ended during the first weekend of the playoffs, which solidified King's reputation as being good enough to not get in the way but not good enough to make a difference when it mattered.

That's not exclusive to King, and of the many quarterbacks the Bucs cycled through in the 2000s he remains near the top of the list.