Trask Will Compete For Backup QB Job

Because of Tom Brady’s un-retirement, the Bucs will carry again their whole quarterback room from final season. That’s an excellent factor as a result of Brady continues to be on prime of his recreation at age 44, and the Bucs have good depth on the QB place.

But Brady’s return alerts much less alternative for second-year quarterback Kyle Trask, the crew’s second-round choose 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.

Bucs QB Kyle Trask and QBs coach Clyde Christensen – Photograph by: USA At present

“I feel it’s extra of a studying yr,” Christensen stated. “I don’t see him competing with Gabbert this yr. Though you understand, he can do it it’s simply all the percentages are stacked towards you. You may’t rep everyone, it’s arduous sufficient to get Gabbert sufficient reps. We’ll put together Gabbert because the quantity two. There’s all the time competitors. There’s all the time somebody on the lookout 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 means.”

Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich didn’t fairly see it the identical means 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 can have the chance to win the No. 2 job behind Brady.

“There’s competitors in every single place, so there shall be competitors at that spot as properly,” Bowles stated. “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 can have an opportunity to compete. He is aware of that and everyone is aware of that.”

Trask must seize the chance forward of him, particularly with numerous 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 shall be to point out he’s deserving of extra reps in August and that he’s able to compete with Gabbert in coaching camp. The following three weeks shall be an enormous one for Trask and his spot on the depth chart this yr.