A Look At The Bucs’ Inexperienced 2021 QB Opponents

April 6th, 2021

A quick look at the quarterbacks Tampa Bay likely will face during the 2021 season reveals significant inexperience and playoff struggles.

Joe can only imagine the grin on Tom Brady’s face upon seeing this group:

Dak Prescott (1-2 record as a playoff starter)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Jalen Hurts
Daniel Jones
Andy Dalton (0-4 in playoffs)
Carson Wentz (4 career passes in playoffs)
Matthew Stafford (0-3 in playoffs)
Josh Allen (2-2 playoff record)
Tua Tagovailoa
Rookie QB (Jets)
Cam Newton (2015 season was last playoff win)

Sam Darnold (Panthers twice)
Jameis Winston/Taysom Hill (Saints twice)
Matt Ryan (Falcons twice, 2016 season was last playoff win)

Not exactly beast of a list there, especially if you consider Ryan and Newton past their primes. No Super Bowl winners among them, and the only guy with recent success as a playoff starter is Josh Allen.

If the Bucs, hypothetically, lost only to all the QBs with a playoff win, they’d still go 12-5.

39 Responses to “A Look At The Bucs’ Inexperienced 2021 QB Opponents”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    I was about the type, “Uh Joe, isn’t that 11-5?” but then I remembered.

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    JayMiss looks just like my dog before he takes a dump in the yard.

  3. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Will my main man Winny beat out Taysum Hill for the starting role? He wept when asked what Drew Brees meant to him, ate a W(ang) on SNF & danced in the visitors locker room immediately following that. I miss him and sure wish the Bucs would have made him a $100 million dollar contract offer. I suppose Brady was an acceptable consolation prize…if you like Lombardi’s.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Completely irrelevant…….we don’t need to get ahead of ourselves…..we have work to do and teams will be very aware of our ability….
    We can be happy we don’t have to face Mahomes, Murray, Rivers,Rodgers, Brees or Wilson in the regular season.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I guess I contradicted myself there a bit.

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    As I’ve said before, if this team plays up to its potential and the injury bug doesn’t bite them in the arse, they could easily have a perfect season. And of course, we know what they can do in the playoffs. Luck factors in a bit, but damn their confidence should be through the roof this year. The key, as I’m sure Brady will not let them forget, is to take one game at a time.

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    As I recall, didn’t the Washington QB give the Bucs fits in the playoffs? I think it was his 2nd start ever. Can’t take anyone (even green ones) lightly.

  8. Tye Says:

    11-6; 12-5 is very believable!….

    The Falcons are likely the Bucs only obstacle to the NFCS crown…
    The opponents this season aren’t intimidating in the least…. so confident for this coming season…

  9. RobbyBucs Says:

    It is going to take some getting used to seeing these new teams W-L records

  10. Pewter Power Says:

    Haven’t seen anything this irrelevant from you guys in a while. Only a couple of these guys are even in the same situation as they were last year or years past. What they did in the playoffs means nothing in the regular season just ask the Saints

  11. Buc'n Enough Says:

    The number 2 on J-misses jersey = number of picks he will throw each game

  12. Marine Buc Says:

    I hope Winston is the starter for NO… Our D made P. Mahomes look average. What will our D make Winston look like? Lol.

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    Matt Ryan’s last playoff win was in 2016?

    Wow! That organization went from Super Bowl to a mess.

    Not a lot of competition in the NFCS in 2021. Saints may surprise but they lost a lot.

  14. Beeej Says:

    I think Fitz is by far the best of the lot, and he seems to be playing the best ball of his career

  15. Buczilla Says:

    Gosh damn I wish football started this Sunday.

  16. IrishMist Says:

    Casual makes a good point. We seem to do well against good QB’s it’s the scrubs that give us fits.

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    @SlyPirate: Tom Brady emotionally destroyed the Falcons, and they have yet to recover.

    He emotionally destroyed the Chefs, and we’ve yet to see to what extent.

    He emotionally destroyed the entire AFC East, only Buffalo shows any signs of recovery…

  18. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Are you a new Bucs fan?
    That’s been our M.O. for many, many years.

  19. Oneilbuc Says:

    The obsession over Jamies is crazy on this site . Especially for a Bush of people who claim they don’t care about what he does lol 😆 😂 🤣 !!! When are yall going to move on ??? Lol 😆 🤣!!

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Joe leads the way…..

  21. Kev@Inverness Says:

    Wash, Rinse, Repeat. Someone brings up #3 and Oneilbuc does his ‘why ya taking about Jameis, why can’t ya move on’ routine.

  22. Oneilbuc Says:

    Yall so stupid they bring up stuff like this so we can argue and yall fall for it every time lol 😆 😂 🤣. He’s gone get over it lol 😆 😂 🤣.

  23. TheBradyBunch Says:

    For real O’Neil. They are obsessed.

  24. BradyBucs Says:

    So weird how we’re playing the GIANTS and RAMS during the regular season, two seasons in a row. That usually doesn’t happen.

  25. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Oneilbuc, get off Jameis’s dandy and come up for air bro!

  26. BradyBucs Says:


    Because Jameis is a classless punk at times. Eating a ‘W’ after they beat us in the regular season and dancing in the lockerroom afterwards like the won the Super Bowl. Wanting to execute a trick play against us in the playoffs to try and demoralize us, etc.

    We get it…we know you LOVE JAMEIS and deep down you’re still upset that we didn’t resign him. Yeah, we get it.

    But I think what riles up more Bucs fans concerning Jameis is that we were all told, often by YOU hundreds of times, that us no longer wanting Jameis as our QB somehow was racially motivated. Race had nothing to do with it. We wanted to WIN. Many of us still love Doug Williams and what he did for this franchise (and many of us were happy he was able to win a QB elsewhere). But race had zero to do with many of us wanting to see Jameis go.

    It was his bad decision making on and off the field and major turnover issues that frustrated so many Bucs fans after 5 agonizing seasons with him. We were ready for a new direction and we got one… along with our 2nd Lombardi.

  27. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bradybuc yall the ones love him because yall are the ones who’s obsessed over him . I just don’t bash him like yall do . Move on from Jamies !!! Lol 😆 🤣..

  28. DaBux Says:

    Fitz scares me.

  29. sauron's eye Says:

    I would say 11-6 would be very disappointing. Would like something like 14-3. None of those QB’s are on Brady’s level but it is a team sport. If we can have a sufficient offseason to prepare better, barring major injuries, we are elite.

  30. JimmyJack Says:

    If Im worried about the Bucs schedule looking for concerns the first thing I wanna look at is the Defenses we face. Its fun to beat up on bad QBs but not so easy if your QB is under fire.

    We will get into some defensive battles in which case I love our chances with our own Defense that can generate huge play…..But Im not thrilled to see Tom get into a struggle. Football can be violent after all.

    Not looking forward to the Saints defense. Not to worried about Atl or Car. I hear NE and Buf got nasty defenses……and I dont care what you say. Seeing defenders wearing Lawerances Taylors colors still scares me to this day.

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    But really though when i see this article alls I can think about is Jamies. That dudes been living in my head for the last year and a half since the Bucs fired him.

  32. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbuc stfu jameis gotta prove it on the field. You can cry all you want you said he in a good spot now prove it. He’s barely average to me until proven otherwise!!!!

  33. Youngbucs Says:

    People holler move on from jameis. But where on this very site at this same time last year bashing Brady and the organization because of jameis. Can’t have it both ways dude. Brady and the Bucs proved you haters wrong now it’s jameis turn what’s the big deal???

  34. Youngbucs Says:

    The truth is oneilbucs and many others including that 1of1 clown are running out of room for their excuses. Time to produce because I guarantee Sean Peyton will not give him the rope the Bucs did.

  35. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Telling us to get over him when it’s you that can’t.

    We’re simply rejoicing that he’s gone!

  36. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Oh, duh.
    I guess I should’ve googled it first.

  37. ModHairKen Says:

    The Ravens won with Trent Dilfer. The Bucs won with Brad Johnson. The Eagles won with Nick Foles.

    I bet Brady isn’t laughing. No one should be. The Bucs have a target on their back.

    This is no cake walk, Joe.

  38. BradyBucs Says:


    I didn’t say anything about him until you made comments about him. YOU get so worked up anytime someone says something negative about him. It truly triggers you.

  39. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    I remember Tampa’s defense struggled against bad Qb’s in the regular season this past year.