The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected quarterback Kyle Trask in the second-round of the 2021 NFL draft. His rookie season was spent learning behind Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert, pretty sweet gig if you can get it.
Trask spent his rookie season inactive for every game, the question is, did he progress? If you ask Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate, he believes Trask has.
“I thought Kyle did a great job today,” Brate stated. “Obviously, it’s tough – he’s working with a whole new group of receivers [and] different groups of offensive linemen, so getting all of those guys on the same page is huge for the quarterback. I thought Kyle did an awesome job with that today, and he made a couple of great throws. You can kind of tell he feels a lot more comfortable this year compared to where he was last year, with a full year of learning the offense.”
Brate also commented that he thinks Trask is handling his role well. He went on point out Trask’s physical and mental capabilities will be key to his success.
“I think the future is really bright for Kyle,” Brate stated. “I think he has got a really good mindset and demeanor about him to play the quarterback position in the NFL, and obviously the arm talent is there, as well. He’s just got to keep improving and keep stacking these good practices.”
The Buccaneers depth chart at quarterback may not have changed, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been improvement by Trask. The reality is that Trask really only has practice and preseason to make a case to move up the depth chart. With the experience that Gabbert has with the offense, Trask is unfortunately looking at another season holding a clipboard.