It’s Tuesday March 8th 2022, so that means another rumor involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their quarterback position. This one comes from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Contrary to reports straight from Jason Licht and Bruce Arians’ mouth, Rapoport still thinks the Bucs will take a “big swing” at a veteran quarterback.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) March 7, 2022
“I would expect them to be looking around and taking a big swing elsewhere, like Deshaun Watson,” Rapoport stated. “Russell Wilson said on The Today Show he wants to play on the West Coast. So it sounds like no Russ. I would think they would take a swing at Deshaun Watson if his legal situation clears up. So I would kind of keep an eye on that as well.”
Bucs' Bruce Arians on elite QBs not being as available as reported: "I like about eight of them, but they're all playing for somebody else. I don't see guys giving up quarterbacks unless they've got a really good 2 sitting on their bench, because this draft is a little thin."
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 1, 2022
Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht echoed that sentiment at the combine.
Jason Licht echoing Bruce Arians’ thoughts about trading for a quarterback: It’s really hard to do because you have to find a trading partner that wants to give up a great quarterback. That’s rare.
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) March 1, 2022
It’s hard to see Watson’s legal issues being cleared up before the start of free agency. I still think we’re looking at a Kyle Trask/Blaine Gabbert competition in training camp. But, Rapoport insists…
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