Buccaneers QB Coach Doesn’t See Trask Competing for Backup Job


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their second-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft to select quarterback Kyle Trask from the University of Florida. Trask seemingly walked into the perfect situation. He wouldn’t have to start immediately, he was on a stacked team, and he could learn underneath Tom Brady.

When Brady retired in early February, the consensus was Trask would compete with veteran Blaine Gabbert. Then, forty days later Brady un-retired and now, Trask is heading back to clipboard duty.

Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen spoke with the media Tuesday and said he doesn’t expect Trask to compete with Gabbert for the backup role.


via Greg Auman of The Athletic,  Christensen on Trask’s development.

“I think he continues to progress. I’m glad we didn’t have to find out on opening day this year. That gives us another year to keep developing him.”

This doesn’t appear to be an issue with Trask’s play, coaches have been nothing but positive about that. It seems to be more a matter of Gabbert having so much more knowledge and experience with this offense. Because of this, the decision by the Buccaneers is the most logical.

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