Tom Brady has said he has retired from the NFL, for good this time. With this announcement the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to now start thinking about what they will do heading into next season at the quarterback position. They have a few options that we detailed down below.
1. Let Kyle Trask Start
The only quarterback currently on the Bucs’ roster is Kyle Trask. Trask was a second-round pick back in 2021 and has appeared in one game in the NFL where he threw nine passes and completed three of them for 23 yards. It is a very small and insignificant sample size but some people believe he could be a candidate for the quarterback of the future in Tampa and may get the chance to show that next year in week 1.
2. Sign a Veteran
The Bucs still have a ton of talent with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, and Russell Gage. They could opt to try to be competitive again next season by signing a veteran QB to come in and try to be more effective than Brady was this past season. Candidates for the job could be Derek Carr, Jimmy G, or even Lamar Jackson.
3. Draft a Rookie QB
The Bucs possess the 19th pick in the draft. They could use that pick to draft a quarterback with starting capabilities if one of the top four falls to them. They could also trade up for one of the top QBs. Otherwise any other quarterback likely isn’t of starting caliber in week 1.
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