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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5. Justin Fields

Finally, we come to a highly-intriguing trade opportunity. There is a legitimate chance the Chicago Bears end up with the no. 1overall pick in the draft, and if they do, that means they could draft one of Caleb Williams or Drake Maye.

Now, just this last week, there was a report that came out stating the Bears would have to be "blown away" by an offer for Fields if they were to move on from him, putting their faith in the third-year quarterback for now.

But, as things do in the NFL, that could change. The Bears could opt to reset the rookie contract clock under center with either Williams or Maye, and if they do, then the Bucs should absolutely be in on Fields. He is one of the most electrifying running quarterbacks this league has ever seen. In Chicago, he's been failed by a lack of development. That has included a lack of offensive line and the correct scheme/play-calling.

Fields could give the Bucs a real shot at dominating this division for years to come. His dual-threat skillset is something they haven't really seen since the likes of Josh Freeman or even Jameis Winston, but no where near to Fields' extent.

Verdict: Fields

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