10 quarterbacks who could be the Bucs' starter in 2024

The Buccaneers' quarterback plans are up in the air beyond this season.
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7. Drake Maye, UNC

Now, we have come to the top two quarterbacks in this next year's class. For the Bucs to have a shot at these guys, they'll likely have to end the season with only another win or two, max. North Carolina's Drake Maye figures to go in the top five next spring as the draft's second-best quarterback prospect.

Maye stands 6-foot-5 and brings excellent size to the position. If the Bucs want a quarterback that can sling it, Maye is their guy. Maye excels on deep balls and knows how to routinely throw off safeties en route to a big play. He is great when it comes to throwing off defensive backs with his eyes, getting them to do what he wants so that he can go elsewhere with the ball.

8. Caleb Williams, USC

The number one quarterback in this draft, without a doubt, is USC's Caleb Williams. In order to land him, the Bucs would likely have to trade all the way up to the no. 1 pick, but he would be worth it. Williams has everything you want in a passer, although there have been some games this year that he's struggled. Still, as a whole, Williams has shown plenty to be worthy of being selected first overall.

This is a guy who offers a combination of extending plays and making ridiculous passes like a Patrick Mahomes and also throwing with anticipation. He truly has it all. Maybe the only thing lacking is size, where he checks in as a modest 6-foot-1.