Tom Brady's somewhat unexpected retirement left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a massive hole at quarterback heading into the offseason. There's speculation that Tampa Bay will seek a resolution in free agency and head coach Bruce Arians has already discussed a number of options, including the in-house mainstays.
His latest comments on the Bucs' QB situation will make fans scratch their heads.
Arians doubled down on another in-house solution, veteran backup Blaine Gabbert. The veteran appeared in six games for Tampa Bay this season, completing 7-of-11 pass attempts for 67 yards. He threw two touchdowns on just 16 pass attempts during the Buccaneers' Super Bowl run the year prior.
"People may not like the overall record, but Blaine had eight head coaches and eight coordinators his first eight years. He beat Jacksonville their best year and beat Tennessee their big year for us in Arizona. And he's been in the system now. I don't have a problem there and let Kyle continue to grow. Either one. (Gabbert) has never played with a team this good. He's got all the respect in the locker room that he can have."- Bruce Arians
Gabbert is set for free agency and the Buccaneers will have to sign him under a new contract in order to make this reunion possible. It's definitely worth watching his free-agent status to see if Arians' comments hold any weight. But, he hasn't operated as a true starter since his first two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and owns a disappointing 13-35 overall record when starting.
Despite Arians' comments, Gabbert doesn't exactly instill confidence in the Buccaneers' fanbase. It'll be interesting to see what the team prioritizes this offseason with a number of playmakers entering free agency, including WR Chris Godwin.
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