Tom Brady, former quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots announced his retirement from the NFL. He did in a video and this time his retirement for good. Brady retired on this exact date a year ago until he decided to return to the NFL.
The current quarterbacks on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster are Blane Gabbert and Kyle Trask. Gabbert is a career backup and Trask may not be ready to play in the NFL either. Head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Jason Licht. Who are some of the quarterback options for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2023 and potentially beyond?
The Las Vegas Raiders are more than likely to move from Derek Carr this offseason. This would be a perfect destination for Carr to continue his career. He would be by far the best quarterback in the NFC South. Carr would have Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Russell Gage to throw to. Also, he would have a legit defense for the first time in his NFL career.
It is something that he has never had with the Raiders ever. All of his defenses were Bottom 10 in the NFL. Las Vegas is making him the scapegoat for everything and Tampa Bay would then just need to fix up the offensive line a little bit.
Jimmy Garoppolo will be more than gone from the San Francisco 49ers this offseason. Garoppolo wants a new contract and San Francisco probably won't give it to him. He wouldn't be a bad fit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however, they need to be more committed to running the football with Leonard Fournette and whoever else is in their backfield.
Also, signing Garoppolo would mean much shorter passes since he can't throw it deep anymore. Jimmy Garoppolo would love the sunshine weather.
Lamar Jackson is going to be the hottest quarterback name on the market this off-season. He is a free agent but the Baltimore Ravens will most likely franchise-tag him. That means Jackson may not report and request a trade. He wants a new long-term contract and wants Deshaun Watson guaranteed money from the Cleveland Browns.
Lamar Jackson would finally have a true number-one wide receiver with Mike Evans. A lot of people in the NFL would finally want to see that. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wouldn't mind trading their first-round pick this season if it came down to that for them. Will see.
Mitch Trubisky currently has one more year remaining on his deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is a backup for Kenny Pickett. Would Trubisky want to start again in the NFL or does he continue wanting to mentor Pickett? That's very interesting but Trubisky would be in a good spot in Tampa Bay, Florida.
This could be the chance his career gets revived. He would have no competition to worry about and it would be beneficial for him.