Quarantining a Quarterback


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are returning to their practice facility. The league has implemented guidelines that teams would need to follow when training camp begins. The precautions are necessary to help fight the spread of Covid-19.


Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians is contemplating taking further steps. During his first appearance on the Green Light Podcast, Arians floated an intriguing idea. Quarantining a quarterback!

Per Arians:

“Yeah, that’s one of the things I’ve been pondering the last two or three weeks, as we set the protocols. From what I’m understanding is if you test positive, you get quarantined for two weeks. Now, if you have no symptoms, I don’t know what that means, is it a false (positive)? Is it! There is so much to learn and still explore with this thing. But I’ve thought about keeping the third quarterback on the roster out of the room.”

Arians carries the reputation of being the “quarterback whisperer”, we may need to add “roster innovator” to that. Having a quarantined quarterback is definitely a forward thinking move. The question is, who gets quarantined? Ryan Griffin is the obvious choice as he currently sits at 3rd on the depth chart.