Todd Bowles: Kyle Trask is going to get a chance to compete for the No. 2 job

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Clyde Christensen was honest earlier this week when the Buccaneers’ quarterbacks coach said he didn’t see Kyle Trask competing for the No. 2 job. Christensen never said Trask wouldn’t get the chance to compete. He just doesn’t think the second-year player will beat out Blaine Gabbert.

Christensen called Trask a “developmental guy.”

“He could do it, but the odds are stacked against you,” Christensen said.

Bucs head coach Todd Bowles, though, clarified that it’s not a given Trask will have another redshirt season behind Tom Brady and Gabbert in 2022.

“There’s competition everywhere, so there will be competition at that spot as well,” Bowles said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “(Gabbert) finished the season at No. 2. We like Blaine. Trask is going to get his chance to play and compete and if he’s better, he’ll be No. 2. If he’s not, he won’t be. But he will have a chance to compete. He knows that, and everybody knows that.”

The Bucs made Trask a second-round choice in 2021, and he spent last season holding the tablet and learning behind the team’s veteran quarterbacks.

6 responses to “Todd Bowles: Kyle Trask is going to get a chance to compete for the No. 2 job

  1. The job of an athlete is to compete. Everyone should be competing for their job, including Brady.

  2. A 2nd round pick is no where near as speculative as a3rd or 4th rounder, its someone you think has a chance of becoming your starting QB.

    If a 2nd round QB isn’t ready to take over the backup spot then he’s most likely a bust.

  3. A backup QB’s job is different than a starter. You have to be prepared to come into a game because of an injury, and you hadn’t really gotten any reps with the first team in practice that week. A veteran is best suited for that role. Nobody is a threat to take Brady’s starting job. However, if Brady wasn’t there, competing for the starting job would be a different story. When you’re thinking about a competition for the starters job, you’re not only thinking about today. You’re also thinking about tomorrow. So I would think Trask would have a better shot at becoming the starter, if Brady was gone. Basically, Gabbert might be a better backup, but Trask would be a better starter.

  4. If a 2nd round pick in his second year can’t beat out the backup, then he’s most likely never going to be a starter.

  5. Should compete for the starters role. Would be a better option than the system QB they have there now.

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