Latest Report on Kyle Trask Should Concern Bucs Fans

Kyle Trask is not even being considered for the backup role.
Kyle Trask is not even being considered for the backup role. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected quarterback Kyle Trask in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, he was seen as the eventual successor to Tom Brady, even prior to Brady's indecisive retirement and subsequent un-retirement this offseason.

Trask, now heading into his second season, still hasn't seen the field in a regular-season game, which isn't concerning considering he's been behind a legend like Brady on the depth chart. What is concerning is that Trask hasn't even cracked consideration for the backup role.

Most quarterbacks selected that high would be given a shot at the starter role (we understand why this hasn't happened for Trask), but to not even get consideration for the backup spot and be locked into the third-string slot before training camp even begins doesn't bode well for how Trask's development is going.

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Sure, there is the experience and comfortability of having veteran Blaine Gabbert back there, heading in his third season with Tampa, but it's not like Gabbert's career is anything to write home about. He owns a 13-35 career record as a starter and even in the 10 games he's appeared in as a Buccaneer, his completion percentage is south of 60 percent (only 27 attempts).

If Trask is truly supposed to be the guy of the future, it's pretty worrisome that he's not even being considered for the backup role, especially when the backup is a guy with a resume like Gabbert's.

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