Buccaneers’ Bowles, Trask “Has A Good Chance To Be Active Sunday”


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have what amounts to preseason game for them this Sunday against Atlanta. After beating Carolina and clinching the division last Sunday, the Bucs playoff seeding is set.

So this game should be a chance to rest some starters and get some second and third string players some game reps. Included on that list of second and third stringers is quarterback Kyle Trask.

“A Good Chance”

As reported by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times,  head coach Todd Bowles said there’s “a good chance” Trask is active versus Atlanta.

The Buccaneers’ Select…

Trask hails from the University of Florida. He was the Gator’s starting quarterback for two years before declaring for the NFL Draft in 2021. The Buccaneers selected Trask 64th overall in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft.

Below is Trask’s scouting report, per The Athletic’s Dane Brugler:

“A two-year starter at Florida, Trask showed tremendous knowledge within head coach Dan Mullen’s scheme, playing mostly out of shotgun. Despite not starting a game over his final three years of high school (2013-15) and first three years of college (2016-18), he was extremely productive the past two seasons and led FBS in passing yards (4,283) and touchdown passes (43) in 2020 (became the first player in SEC history with at least four touchdown passes in six straight games). Trask understands where to go with the football and is at his best when he can loft throws into the void of the defense. However, his accuracy can’t be described as pinpoint, his lackluster mobility shines bright vs. pressure and there is a noticeable lack of zip on passes when he doesn’t step into his throws or use proper hip torque. Overall, Trask is a well-built, smart and tough competitor with natural touch as a passer, but his inconsistent mechanics and below-average mobility cap his ceiling as an NFL quarterback. He projects as a carbon copy of Mason Rudolph.”

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