Jason Licht: Blaine Gabbert Completes “Miracle”

May 7th, 2021

Bucs GM Jason Licht (clutching bad beer)

Our glorious Super Bowl general manager Jason Licht is a dangerous man.

Who would want to get in Licht’s way these days, as he sits atop the football mountain and seems to be in direct contact with the football gods.

Even Licht himself refers to his post-Super-Bowl offseason as “miracle.’

More specifically, Licht visited Beckles & Recher on WDAE Radio just before this week’s re-signing of backup QB Blaine Gabbert. The Gabbert deal, Licht said, would be like the final waters parting in the Red Sea. Hopefully opening a direct path to back-to-back Super Bowls.

”After [re-signing Gabbert], we will have accomplished everything we tried to do, which I thought was going to be a miracle to happen,” Licht said of his many offseason moves.

It’s really hard for Joe to not be smelling a 13-win season upcoming, as long as the Bucs don’t actually have to turn to Gabbert.

What a story Licht has written for himself. He basically went from stumbling GM to the Tom Brady of general managers in a little over two years.

32 Responses to “Jason Licht: Blaine Gabbert Completes “Miracle””

  1. mark2001 Says:

    I think we see Gabbert as a guy that knows the system well, and can pull out a couple of games we should win, be he put into that situation while Brady has a couple games out. I see Trask as likely the number three when all things settle out, with Trask moving into the two position in another year, if he develops.

  2. Cainishere Says:

    Eh the guy is lucky. That’s all I am saying

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, Jason Licht is a prime example of the good things that happen, when you are a Beer Drinker!

  4. Fred mcneil Says:

    Think we can get a 6th or 7th rounder for Griffin, anybody?

  5. Robert Says:

    he’s done a good job, but let’s not act like the won’t be in cap hell when BA and TB walk out the door.

    If JL could oversee the transition from Brady to a new QB and keep a good roster and a playoff team, then I will anoint him.

    TB made Tampa great again….along with the coaches and players. but W/O TB none of it happened. He is the GOAT, JL is along for the ride.

  6. DingleBerry Says:

    Well, I can honestly said I never thought I’d see the words “Blaine Gabbert completes miracle” combined together like that in a sentence lmao.

  7. SlyPirate Says:

    I think we’ll have more surprise signings.

    It’s almost guaranteed the roster is even better before the start of the season.

  8. BA4President Says:

    Joe, how many of the 53 players that dressed for the Super Bowl are under contact? I imagine it’s got to be an insanely high number.

  9. Fred mcneil Says:

    Maybe a younger dl. Not much room.

  10. webster Says:

    Why did my last comment not show up?

  11. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    I wonder if Jason got a nice bonus after the super bowl. Didn’t we just renew his contract in 2019 for 5 years? just curious if they have a pay raise/bonus with super bowl contingencies.

  12. I CARE NOW Says:

    So this just confirms how deep we are.

    We have 44 guys right now that could be used to field two competitive NFL team. Thats a fact based on all the YOUNG VETERAN Back Ups that we have and have signed POST DRAFT.

    I think the plan is to roll with 4 QBs we have the roster space to do so.

    In reality we have 3 Tom Brady understudies. Two of them our YOUNG VETs with BG having XP playing and RG having XP backing up (staying prepared for his opportunity).

    Short term replacement of Brady (ie Mop up duty and or a Brady Veteran Game off after clinching playoffs). would fall in BGs bucket. With a chance to show he is a reformed QB. To which he could be traded for HIGH draft capital during the SEASON.

    The story for RG is much like BGs. However, If a longer stretch presented itself (Brady or BG injury) RG would get a shot to prove his value and also subsequently be traded for HIGH Draft Capital.

    TRASK IS THE FUTURE. He will see the field A TON THIS YEAR. The Practice Field that is. He will also get his shots in Preseason I would think.

    That said, BG and RG are our future trade bait. Consider the value teams will place on TWO TIME winning BACKUP QBs that got to study with and under Brady.

    Make NO MISTAKE FOLKS. This signing is a Miraculous for the FUTURE and PRESENT good of our Franchise.

    WoW… I hope this makes sense to yall. This is Grand Master Chess Level Chit Man!!!

    Just my opinion anyways, hope it made you think outside the box of this game because its good to do so in the game of Life as well.

  13. I CARE NOW Says:


    Actually, the way the contracts are structured, we wont be in cap hell. This is what has allowed them to build such a dominate team.

    Will we have to cut, release or not sign players that over value themselves and demand to much money. Sure but that’s ok to. That’s why I was ok with them not signing my personal most favorite QB in Bucs. But he was only my favorite because I took like Crab Legs and Grabbing my GFs Crotch.

    For real though. Do some research for yourself to figure this out. Its much more rewarding when we figure things out on our own instead of learning when we are corrected for being wrong.

    Besides, it will make you a better fan/poster when comment. This way others are learning from you.

  14. firethecannons Says:

    He needs to hit the work out room and burn some calories. Does Big Storm have a “light” beer with less calories and plenty of punch?

  15. Robert Says:


    so informative. I feel dumber having just read your nonsense.

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    gotta have some luck in this biz…lol…

    hat tip JL….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  17. webster Says:

    Robert the bucs will not be in cap hell. Licht even gave an interview at one point prior to the draft saying these moves will not affect future cap flexibility. Case in point, 90% of the signings are ONE year deals ie suh, gronk, lenny, mclendon, brown, bernard, gabbert etc. If any of those are resigned next year, chances are it will be ONE year deals. Some older players may not even be here in 2 years or so when brady hangs it up ie gholston, jpp, jensen etc. The bucs are fine cap wise.

  18. windbaggery Says:

    BA4President Says:
    May 7th, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Joe, how many of the 53 players that dressed for the Super Bowl are under contact? I imagine it’s got to be an insanely high number.

    Who have they lost? Or not resigned?
    – Andrew Adams
    – Ryan Smith
    – Anthony Auclair
    – Joe Haeg
    – Deone Bucannon
    – LeSean McCoy

    That’s 6 gone, so 47 players returning.

  19. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Bye bye Grif

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wow…who would have thunk it?

    Other teams are taking our castaways…

    Our #1 draft pick won’t start.

    Our 2nd round QB will likely not be the primary backup.

    We have a kicker.

    Almost all of our players have rings.

    We have a relevant team for two years in a row.

    I likely won’t have to sign up for Sunday ticket because of all the prime time and flexed games….plus in NC the two Carolina Panther games are telecast.

    Yep….times are good!!!

  21. rrsrq Says:

    Remember Shaun King was the number three the year the Bucs went to the NFC championship (stuff happens)

  22. bojim Says:

    Good backup but a miracle? I don’t think so.

  23. BuccoDav Says:

    Sigh… I see reading comprehension is not a strong suit in the comments section… the article does not state that signing Gabbert is a miracle. It says that they were able to resign everyone they set out to resign. And “that” was a miracle.

  24. Capt.Tim Says:

    I dont know if its a miracle,
    But its finance close to being sorcery!
    Its absolutely incredible, what Jason Licht has accomplished!

    I hope the team rewards HIM, with another Superbowl.
    Just incredible

  25. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Man the Bucs really value QBs who never play. (Hence, BG and Ryan Griffin).

  26. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Damn I don’t want to comment about anything till I do some research on my own,I’m nervous to say anything

  27. Buczilla Says:

    Agreed, the light certainly turned on for this dude over the last few years. He looks lit as hell in that picture too.

  28. Brevard Buc Says:

    Lucky or prepared!

    I think ready and prepared for when opportunity would rise!

  29. PoundTheRock Says:

    Where is Munch. He loves the Gabbert signing. Lmao

  30. Barbara Roopenian Says:

    Tom Brady reigned in New England, and his reign continues. I will stay a Bucs fan forever! Best GM and player friendly coach in the league. I was a Patriots fan for 50 years. Fire the Cannons! Bill Belicheck is an egomaniac.

  31. Hodad Says:

    Was it really a miracle? Considering not having to move his family for a few extra bucks Shaq stayed, but was well paid. Our best FA Godwin was franchised, no miracle there. Suh got paid what he was worth, so did the rest. AB, did he really have a choice when you consider his history? Things worked out, the pieces fell into place yes. Licht calling himself a miracle worker? He don’t walk on water, I’ll leave it at that.

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    Gabbert sucks..period. Better pray to the football Gods Trask can get ready if Brady goes down.