The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting on with life after Tom Brady, which suggests they want a brand new quarterback. According to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, they’re anticipated to focus on veteran QB Baker Mayfield to fill that spot as soon as free company begins.
Mayfield and his longtime workforce the Cleveland Browns parted methods following the 2021 season, with the Browns buying and selling him to the Carolina Panthers. He spent the primary 12 weeks of the 2022 season with the Panthers, showing in seven video games and beginning six. He received simply a kind of begins and was punted onto waivers, the place he was picked up by the Los Angeles Rams. He spent the remainder of the season with LA, successful simply considered one of his 4 begins. Overall, the 27-year-old went 2-8 as a starter, and on the heels of a disastrous 2021, it appeared like his days as a roving backup QB have been getting nearer at fast velocity.
The Bucs could also be throwing him a lifeline. Whoever Mayfield indicators with subsequent might be his fourth membership in three years, and he hasn’t performed even near Peak Mayfield in at the least as lengthy. There might not be a number of beginning alternatives on the market for him. At least in Tampa, he’d have the prospect to compete in opposition to 25-year-old Kyle Trask for the job. And he’ll get yet one more alternative (his third) to attempt to rediscover his type and revive his profession.
Now, is that chance price the potential for being often known as “Tom Brady’s alternative?” It’s an opportunity to start out within the NFL, so in all probability, however with free company opening on Wednesday, we’ll quickly discover out for positive.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield (17) appears down the sphere earlier than an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)