When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the decision to select Kyle Trask with the No. 64 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, it was clear that he was the heir apparent to Tom Brady. While some have wavered on that belief over the past year, the franchise is likely still very much sticking to that belief.
Trask is 24 years old and will have the opportunity to learn behind the best quarterback to ever play in the NFL for two years. That kind of experience is extremely valuable to a young quarterback. Some may still think that the Buccaneers will look for another quarterback when Brady hangs up the cleats, but Trask should be given more thought.
One NFL executive spoke to NFL Analysis Network and firmly stated that he believes the Buccaneers view Trask as the future under center.
“The more people I talk with in Tampa, Kyle Trask is an intriguing candidate following Tom Brady. They absolutely love him. At this point in time, I truly believe he’s the future at quarterback for the Bucs.”
Standing in at 6-foot-5 and just under 240 pounds, Trask is the prototypical size for an NFL quarterback. He has the arm strength and accuracy to make plays. On the football IQ side of things, he has received some doubt, but learning behind Brady is certainly going to help develop that side of his game.
In the NFL, leadership is one quality that every quarterback has to have. Trask has that quality.
Back in the 2020 college football season with the Florida Gators, Trask put his arm talent on full display. He completed 68.9 percent of his pass attempts for 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Those numbers show what he is capable of doing.
With the Buccaneers, Trask is in a perfect situation. If he were to take over at quarterback next season, he would have a wide receiver corps including Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Tampa Bay has also done an excellent job of adding receivers like Julio Jones this offseason to add even more firepower for their quarterback.
The future may not be fully known for Kyle Trask, but no one should count him out of the quarterback picture after Brady. Trask is still very much loved in the front office and the Buccaneers’ future plans still very much include Trask.