The Bucs And Trevor Knight

March 22nd, 2017

A late-round QB for the Bucs?

We’ve learned over the past couple of seasons that this Tampa Bay regime greatly values the position of backup quarterback.

Word on the street was the Bucs offered Mike Glennon in the neighborhood of $8 million per season to stick around as a backup. And the last two seasons, the Bucs have carried three quarterbacks on the active roster. Their No. 3 has been Ryan Griffin, who recently was offered nearly $2 million to stay as a restricted free agent.

The Bucs flirted with Nick Foles earlier this month, but he returned to the Eagles for $5.5 million a year.

So now what?

If the Bucs don’t invest in a veteran backup, then Joe thinks there’s a solid shot Jason Licht drafts a quarterback in the sixth or seventh round.

Yes, that might annoy a pile of fans, but consider the Bucs believe they have an A+ quarterback guru in QB coach Mike Bajakian, and superior QB mentors in Dirk Koetter and Todd Monken.

Trevor Knight out of Texas A&M (via the Oklahoma Sooners) could be a fit. Knight is a mature prospect — he turns 24 in October — well known for his leadership and extreme athleticism. He has 4.5 speed and he ran for 614 yards last season on 102 carries, including 10 touchdowns.

No, Knight is no stud sleeper prospect with a super accurate arm. But he seems like a Jameis-like, team-first personality, and there’s talk he could be used at other positions.

Joe’s not calling for the Bucs to draft a QB, but Joe would give the move a thumbs up. If they really value a backup so much, then maybe they should look to mold their own from scratch.

22 Responses to “The Bucs And Trevor Knight”

  1. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    No disresepct to your pick.
    But IMO – QB Chad Kelly is a much better prospect.
    Kid just needs to grow up a little.

    6th RoundPk – QB Chad Kelly

  2. SCBucsFan Says:

    LUV we draft Mixon and Kelly, send out rolaids to the season ticket holders, cross fingers and pray. Talk about a boom/bust draft.

  3. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    Well it’s a story about a backup QB, so you know what that means! Time for the haters to bash Gerald McCoy!

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:



  5. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    On topic, if we have to rely on a backup QB, why wouldn’t we want one that could thread the needle? It seems to me that an athletic QB who can line up at other positions wouldn’t be the safest bet to get the ball to our wide receivers. If we’re going to need our backup to come in, shouldn’t we want one who can be a game manager?

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    4th Samaje Perine
    5th Joe Mixon
    6th Chad Kelly (Red Shirt)
    7th Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Red Shirt)

  7. Supersam Says:

    Bajakian coached Josh Dobbs. I wouldn’t be surprised if we go after him hard.

  8. bucfamous Says:

    Anyone suggesting Chad Kelly either hasn’t done enough research or doesn’t understand the culture on this team.

    You’re talking about a guy that burned through 3 schools, had to be removed by security from his own team’s practice field, and started a fight with high schoolers just last year. And don’t get me started with the rap song he did 😉

    That’s not just a matter of “growing up.” We want TEAM FIRST guys.

  9. buc15 Says:

    more softserv?

  10. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    @LUVMYBUCS lmao!!!! Mixon is no way shape or form lasting till the 5th round.

  11. Stu Says:

    “Used at other positions” such as…

  12. Joeypoppems Says:

    Ive heard people say he can transition to WR because of his athleticism, Stu.

    As far as Knight as a QB goes, I hope we look elsewhere lol. When I watched tape of Josh Reynolds I lost count of how many times I said how awful Knight was.

  13. Tnew Says:

    Bucfamous. +1. Agree so much with that post. The time to hope for the talented kid to figure things out is in the past. At this point, with all of the motivation to get straight, if you haven’t got things figured out at 22 sorry. Two polar opposite examples of talented kids.. Noah Spence and Doug Martin, Spence won me over by self testing so that he could take that paperwork to the combine. Everyone makes mistakes and has indescretions. Your character shows by how you react. This is what gives me pause on Mixon despite his incredible talent and takes Kelly off my board. Being said if I was a gm I pick a a qb in the 6th or 7th every year. Roll the dice for that amazing bit of luck

  14. USFBUC Says:

    Tnew – Mixon kind of did the same thing as Spence though, in that he continued anger management classes after he fulfilled his court mandated sessions.

  15. Costa Rica John Says:

    Bring back Aaron Murray to the Tampa area. He’s my choice for backup QB.

  16. JJBucFan Says:

    LUV-Chad Kelly, LOL. Please stop with him. Might as well just pick up Manziel (joking-please don’t). I love the research you do and your mock is pretty good too, don’t think I’m trashing you, but Chad K in the strip club capital of the world with money in his pocket is just a train wreck waiting to happen. That guy has million dollar talent and a 2 cent head. You can’t fix stupid. His mistakes are stupid, not immature and I know it can be a fine line, but fighting high school kids when you are going to be taken in the NFL draft goes to show where his head is at. JMO

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    It makes sense when you have a franchise QB to use a later round pick on a QB you believe has good NFL potential and can be developed. Do it every other year or so and sooner or later you find a good one and are developing good trade value or ultimately comp picks.

  18. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I don’t expect boy scouts, but, Chad Kelly? The guy wrote a song about himself.

    If Jim Kelly can’t through to him, we can’t expect Jameis to help. Attitude isn’t everything, but, it’s something.

    So, no. Just, no.

  19. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    And don’t think for a second that he wouldn’t be expecting and plotting to be the starter.

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Lol, no worries

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  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think Trevor would be a solid pick. Butttt Deshaun Watson may be in the board at 19 and Licht may draft him lol. Nothing with Licht is surprising anymore.