Bucs face difficult QB choice: Baker Mayfield or these 5 quarterbacks in 2024?

The Bucs have some realistic quarterback options for next season, but are they better than sticking with Baker?
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4. Ryan Tannehill

Another veteran that will be hitting the open market is current Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Titans have turned their attention to the future of their franchise, sticking with rookie Will Levis as their starter for the rest of the season, leaving Tannehill as the backup.

Tennessee also has another young quarterback in Malik Willis, whom they should be comfortable with as their backup. Tannehill will find another team this offseason, without a doubt. The only question is, can he still be a quality starter?

Tannehill's ability to stay healthy is definitely a question mark, but his play seems to have diminished over the last couple of seasons. Before his injury this year, Tannehill's completion percentage was the lowest it's been in nine seasons. His touchdown percentage (1.3) was by far and away the lowest of his career.

To be frank, Tannehill looks like he's been relegated to the veteran backup role going forward. Yet, he'll likely still have the mentality that he should get paid like a starter. In that case, the Bucs should stick with Mayfield if it came down to these two.

Verdict: Mayfield