Bucs coach Raheem Morris said repeatedly last week that he was going to choose Tampa’s starting quarterback by now.
That’s not going to happen, but Morris essentially acknowledged that Byron Leftwich is the leader in the clubhouse by giving him another preseason start, this Thursday against Miami.
“Both of them [Leftwich and Luke McCown] played so well, I don’t think it was fair for me to make the decision right now,” Morris tried to explain. “We have a good problem on our hands. It’s a positive thing.”
We’re not sure that many talent evaluators would agree that Leftwich vs. McCown is a “good problem,” especially if one can’t separate from the other.
Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times wrote on Twitter what a lot of people hinted at last week: “Byron Leftwich has backing of coach Raheem Morris and staff as starting QB. But Luke McCown tightened race and want see both vs live rush.”
If Leftwich is the staff’s favorite, we question whether it will help the team to limit his snaps in the preseason. After all, the next significant playing time for Tampa’s starter will come in Week One against Dallas.