Buccaneers Get Disappointing Update on Quarterback Search
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their work cut out for them this offseason. Not only do they have to replace much of their coaching staff, but they also need to find a new quarterback to replace the recently retired Tom Brady.
Unfortunately for Bucs fans, it doesn't sound like Tampa Bay will be replacing him with anyone too exciting.
Buccaneers Tom Brady Replacement
Buccaneers reporter Rick Stroud tweeted on Sunday that the team is unlikely to pursue a QB with "a legit top tier market" due to its tight salary cap situation. He also ruled out Jimmy Garoppolo has a potential option given his projected price tag and recent injury history.
That leaves Tampa Bay with some underwhelming options to choose from in free agency, including Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Geno Smith and Carson Wentz (assuming the Washington Commanders release him). None of them are as good as Brady, who was only able to lead the Bucs to an 8-9 record last year before hanging up his pads.
With so much coaching turnover and a potentially lackluster QB coming in, Tampa Bay fans are bracing themselves for a return to mediocrity. The team was terrible for years before Brady arrived, and now that he's gone it looks like more of the same. Oddsmakers agree, as the Buccaneers currently have the fifth-worst Super Bowl odds for 2024 on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
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