Bruce Arians: Mentally, Kyle Trask isn’t far behind Andrew Luck

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In 2012, Bruce Arians was the offensive coordinator of the Colts and ended up spending most of the season as the interim head coach, and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck led that team to the playoffs. Now Arians is coaching the Buccaneers, and he has a rookie quarterback who reminds him of Luck.

Arians said today that second-round draft pick Kyle Trask may not be on Luck’s level as an all-around quarterback prospect, but Trask has a mental approach to the game that rivals Luck’s as a rookie.

“I’m really impressed,” Arians said of Trask. “Mentally, he’s not far behind what Andrew did in the same offense. What Andrew did that year was unbelievable. I’m not saying he’s Andrew Luck, but mentally he’s really, really sharp.”

That’s high praise. Although the Bucs’ plan is for Trask to spend at least one year learning from the sideline while Tom Brady plays, Tampa Bay views Trask as a potential starting quarterback some day.

23 responses to “Bruce Arians: Mentally, Kyle Trask isn’t far behind Andrew Luck

  1. IF TRUE – Awesome!… Great news for Tampa Fans…
    Hopefully it will translate to the field and the Bucs have a true successor to Brady…

  2. Bruce is a savvy….. His assessment on Kyle is aimed to give Tom even more motivation.

  3. If Arians would have stayed in Indianapolis, Luck most likely would have won a couple super bowls. Once Arians left, they hired two different offensive coordinators that didn’t even begin to have a clue. It was the absolute worst coaching I’ve seen in all my years watching the NFL. What a waste of a great career.

  4. charliecharger says:
    June 1, 2021 at 6:51 pm
    If Arians would have stayed in Indianapolis, Luck most likely would have won a couple super bowls. Once Arians left, they hired two different offensive coordinators that didn’t even begin to have a clue. It was the absolute worst coaching I’ve seen in all my years watching the NFL. What a waste of a great career.

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    What is the basis for believing Andrew Luck and the Colts would have “won a couple of SBs” with any coach not named BB? Without Brady Arians would have not likely have taken the Bucs to the postseason last year let alone won the SB. If Arians is smart, he will remain in the background and let Brady do his thing

  5. As a Gator I watched Trask every week. Even though he was new to live game action in what was an only SEC Teams schedule no cupcakes in the Covid year he did not look behind. He was quick through his progressions and often teams payed a LOT of attention to Pitts(ATL), and Toney(NY) but he made his way to option 3 or even 4. Can see especially in how often he scrambled effectively to pass, not run and was able to manage the pocket. He does not have some traits the first round guys do, hence they were picked before. But I think he’s in the top 3 best bets to succeed. He’s going to sit and watch and learn and when he does get his shot it will not be a team bereft of talent.

  6. AP you’re saying he gets down by two touchdowns before halftime, Gets this stupid look on his face, and then annihilates his competition.

  7. Trask is by far the luckiest of the QBs taken in the draft this year. He gets to work with the GOAT Tom Brady and learn how to play the position properly, all while having zero expectations from the fans and media. The first round QBs will all have to show out immediately to not get called busts and won’t have a veteran mentor with anywhere near the experience and success Brady has had. Add in the offense-minded Arians as his Head Coach and it’s hard to deny that Kyle Trask won the the NFL draft.

  8. Yeah, right. This is Arians doing nothing more than trying to motivate the guy…..comparing him to Andrew Luck???? Seriously? I’m sure he’s a good kid and has some skills, but Luck was THE highest rated qb to come out in past 15 years…..

  9. What is the basis for believing Andrew Luck and the Colts would have “won a couple of SBs” with any coach not named BB? Without Brady Arians would have not likely have taken the Bucs to the postseason last year let alone won the SB. If Arians is smart, he will remain in the background and let Brady do his thing

    I agree with the first part of your comment but conversely, what’s your basis for believing that BB would have won multiple Super Bowls without Tom Brady. There’s literally no evidence that would have happened. I’m not saying he wouldn’t have won one of say they kept Bledsoe but surely they aren’t winning 6 and playing in 9 or whatever it was

  10. Is there a subject that Bruce does not comment on? The man spends so much time talking with the press it is amazing that he has time to coach.

  11. Good luck with that (No pun intended). If true, this means he’ll quit on his team when the chips are down.

  12. billsfan716 says:
    June 2, 2021 at 8:51 am
    What is the basis for believing Andrew Luck and the Colts would have “won a couple of SBs” with any coach not named BB? Without Brady Arians would have not likely have taken the Bucs to the postseason last year let alone won the SB. If Arians is smart, he will remain in the background and let Brady do his thing

    I agree with the first part of your comment but conversely, what’s your basis for believing that BB would have won multiple Super Bowls without Tom Brady. There’s literally no evidence that would have happened. I’m not saying he wouldn’t have won one of say they kept Bledsoe but surely they aren’t winning 6 and playing in 9 or whatever it was

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    I can’t say I disagree with you at all

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