The Buccaneers bought themselves a quarterback for the future when they signed Josh McCown.
But that doesn’t mean they’re not looking for a quarterback of the future.
The team confirmed that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater visited the team headquarters, one of their 30 private visits before the NFL Draft.
Not every team is so forthcoming with such information, and frankly, the only purpose it serves is to cloud their intentions.
By letting the world know they’re looking at Bridgewater, the Bucs are making other teams factor it into their own evaluations of the top prospects. Whether they’re interested in adding a first-round quarterback with the seventh pick or not, creating the impression they are can’t hurt.