Because of Tom Brady’s un-retirement, the Bucs will deliver again their complete quarterback room from final season. That’s an excellent factor as a result of Brady continues to be on high of his sport at age 44, and the Bucs have good depth on the QB place.
But Brady’s return indicators much less alternative for second-year quarterback Kyle Trask, the staff’s second-round decide in 2021. Throughout Tuesday’s media availability with the Bucs offensive assistant coaches, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen all however confirmed it.
Christensen says that this season is one other developmental yr for Trask. He declared Blaine Gabbert the backup QB earlier than a single rep is taken in camp.
“I believe it’s extra of a studying yr,” Christensen mentioned. “I don’t see him competing with Gabbert this yr. Though you realize, he can do it it’s simply all the chances are stacked towards you. You’ll be able to’t rep all people, it’s onerous sufficient to get Gabbert sufficient reps. We’ll put together Gabbert because the quantity two. There’s at all times competitors. There’s at all times somebody searching for you job, however I don’t see that being an both or. I see Gabbert as being the again up and Kyle [Trask] being the developmental man and we’ll rep them that approach.”
Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich didn’t fairly see it the identical approach saying that no person has a spot but. It seems head coach Todd Bowles shares that sentiment. Talking with the media on Friday, Bowles made it clear that everybody is competing, and Trask could have the chance to win the No. 2 job behind Brady.
“There’s competitors in all places, so there will likely be competitors at that spot as nicely,” Bowles mentioned. “Blaine completed the season at quantity two – we like Blaine. Trask goes to get his likelihood to play and compete and if he’s higher, he’ll be quantity two. If he’s not, he received’t be. However, he could have an opportunity to compete. He is aware of that and all people is aware of that.”
Trask must seize the chance forward of him, particularly with a number of the reps in OTAs he’s on tempo to obtain. As Christensen famous, the Bucs will showcase him within the OTAs and make an evaluation about his progress afterwards.
The important thing will likely be to indicate he’s deserving of extra reps in August and that he’s able to compete with Gabbert in coaching camp. The following three weeks will likely be a giant one for Trask and his spot on the depth chart this yr.