4 ripple effects of the Bucs naming Baker Mayfield starting quarterback

A decision has been made, and now the Bucs look forward

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3. Kyle Trask now awaits another opportunity

Let's say Mayfield keeps the starting job and plays well. That means the 2021 second-round pick is going to be looking elsewhere to continue his career. We don't even yet know if Kyle Trask is a capable backup, let alone starting material.

What Trask has in front of him now is an opportunity to thrive under a tough situation. Accepting the backup role, being a great teammate and continuing to learn are all at the top of his priority list at this point.

It might end up taking until after the 2024 season for Trask to get a legitimate chance at another starting role in the NFL, or that chance may never come. What we know, right now, is that Trask was not good enough to beat out a veteran, in Mayfield, who has bounced around the league for a couple of seasons.

Now, on the other hand, Trask still must stay ready in case of injury. He is one play away from having a golden opportunity in front of him, and that could potentially change the trajectory of his career. Again, this is an opportunity for Trask to thrive and stay positive during a difficult situation.