Trask’s Lack of Mobility May Cost Him The Buccaneers Starting Job


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be headed towards a legitimate quarterback battle. Will it be Kyle Trask or Baker Mayfield? It’s the question on most Bucs’ fans mind.

Up until last week it appeared Trask was a slam dunk to be the starter. Now that Mayfield is in-house, that’s all changed. So who has the leg up? Which signal-caller will get the nod?

Enter the “Ross Tucker Football Podcast

NFL Films and noted “film guy” Greg Cosell recently broke down Trask’s game, it wasn’t great.

“He’s a pocket quarterback, he doesn’t more particularly well.”

Cosell continued,

“He does not have a big arm, but his arm is OK. [But] he does not have a big arm. He does not have a gun.”

Cosell then pointed out that Trask is a prototypical pocket passer. That seems like a good thing except pocket passers need… well… a pocket. That requires a solid, fluid and well oiled offensive line. The Buccaneers are looked at as a team with many strengths, offensive line isn’t one of them.

Because of that, Cosell and most analysts think this is Mayfield’s job to lose.

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