Bucs Sign Kyle Trask To Rookie Contract


The Bucs have signed Kyle Trask to his rookie contract, per Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times.

Per Stroud, it’s a four-year deal worth $5.33 million and it includes a $1.385 million signing bonus. The Bucs will pay Trask the full amount of the bonus, so it’s a nice pay day for the rook.

“Trask has been doing an excellent job here. He’s had a great three weeks, been doing great and [he’s] been getting better every day,” Byron Leftwich told reporters a week ago. “He’s a smart kid that knows what he’s doing, he just has to get more reps. The more repetitions he gets, the better he will get. But I like where he’s at and he’s doing a lot of good stuff right now. He sees the field well and he’s able to command the huddle. He’s had a good start since he’s been here and hopefully we can keep it up.”

The former Florida Gator expects to compete for the No. 2 job behind Tom Brady. He’ll face stiff competition from the likes of Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, two veterans who know Bruce Arians’ and Leftwich’s system. But the thought is Trask will beat them out. Especially if he is who the coaching staff thinks he is.

Trask is the fifth draft pick from the 2021 class to sign with the team. Jaleon Darden, K.J. Britt, Chris Wilcox, and Grant Stuard have already signed their deals. Third-round pick Robert Hainsey and first-round pick Joe Tryon remain unsigned.