Buccaneers Met With Potential Tom Brady Replacement at Combine

Tyler Maher
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers met with Tom Brady's potential replacement at the NFL Combine.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers met with Tom Brady's potential replacement at the NFL Combine. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot on their plate this offseason, but their most important order of business is trying to replace Tom Brady.

While the Buccaneers have publicly expressed confidence in backup Kyle Trask, they could also decide to go in a different direction by acquiring a more proven veteran or drafting someone with higher upside.

Tampa Bay at least seems to be entertaining the possibility of drafting another quarterback, as the team met with one of the top QB prospects at the NFL Combine this week.

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According to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, the Buccaneers met with quarterback Anthony Richardson. Richardson is coming off a strong season with Florida where he passed for 2,549 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 654 yards and 9 touchdowns, making him much more of a dual threat than Trask.

While he clearly has raw ability, Richardson is believed to be more of a project given his underwhelming throwing stats. He only completed 53.8% of his passes last year, which is quite poor for a QB.

Even so, that could make him a good option for Tampa Bay. Trask can start while Richardson works on improving his passing and hopefully develops into a starting-caliber QB someday.

Week 1 is still a long way away, so the Bucs have plenty of time to figure out their quarterback situation before then. Time will tell if they truly are comfortable with Trask under center or if they decide to go in a different direction.

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