5 Buccaneers we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

These guys didn't exactly make an impact.
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5. Kyle Trask, QB

Remember when we were told that it was going to be a true competition between Kyle Trask and Baker Mayfield last summer? Training camp would allow these two to battle it out and see who deserves the starting gig in the end.

I think it's safe to say that Trask is no where close to being in Mayfield's stratosphere. Could you imagine if the Bucs had decided to give Trask the job? How would that have impacted the season as a whole? How many games would the Bucs lose before Todd Bowles handed the keys over to Mayfield?

It's weird calling Trask a bust when he only attempted one pass all season, but at this stage, I think we can call him a career bust. Sure, there's always time to resurrect his career. But, through three seasons and as a former second-round pick, Trask has done virtually nothing.

He wasn't going to beat Tom Brady in a competition. That much was always a given. But in a league and an offseason that could see several teams vying for a new quarterback, Trask isn't even good enough to be in that conversation even if he were available in free agency.

Thank God the Bucs rolled with Mayfield last year, because Trask starting the season could have resulted in a total train wreck.