Buccaneers quarterback coach Clyde Christensen addressed the media on Tuesday of last week and some of the things he said set the internet on fire. Headline hawkers and media spin-artists went to work on criticizing the Trask and the Bucs for selecting him in the second round, to which I say, “Simmer down guys and trust the process.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Kyle Trask to be developed and not to be an immediate replacement for Tom Brady, and according to coach Christensen, Trask is on track.
“I think he continues to progress. It continues to be hard to get him enough reps. This will really be a great couple of weeks here, the OTAs. We’re going to put a priority on getting him reps and see what he’s like. It’s just hard to judge anyone until you get quality reps against a defense. That’s one of our goals in this camp. We’ve got three other veteran guys who really don’t need a ton of it. So we’re going to get him a bunch of reps to get a good, good look at him. I think he continues to progress, and I’m glad we didn’t have to find out opening day this year. That gives us another year to keep developing him and see. This offseason, that’s one of the priorities.”
Having an extra year certainly helps for the development of Trask, and when 2023 comes around, he will get his shot to compete for the starting role. Many are of the opinion that this will never happen and that Trask will not even be afforded the opportunity to take a regular-season snap for the Buccaneers, let alone the NFL. Time will tell, but for now, “Bust” is not a word that can be used for the second-year quarterback out of the University of Florida. Sit tight Bucs fans. It is going to be one hell of a ride this season; most likely, Tom’s last.