Starter Or Bust For Baker Mayfield

March 19th, 2023

Bucs quarterback Kyle Trask will be competing for a starting job, the Bucs claim.

Is Baker Mayfield capable, mentally, of being a backup quarterback? He is wired to be a starter and history shows he’s not interested in changing.

This subject was on the mind of former Buccaneers guard Ian Beckles last week during his In The Trenches podcast.

Beckles was noting that Mayfield, signed by the Bucs on Wednesday, is not a leadership type that can handle being a backup.

“If you bring Baker Mayfield in here he’s going to have to be your starting quarterback — because of his personality, not because of his play,” Beckles barked.

It’s a fair point, one that Joe brought up a couple of times over the past month.

Mayfield entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick in 2018 with a huge chip on his shoulder and steaming with confidence. (Go Google his 2018 TV interview with Colin Cowherd.) He’s often a brash dude and it seems that’s just him being himself, and it worked for a while with the Browns.

He arrived to the Panthers last year as if he wasn’t competing with Sam Darnold and won that starting job in a hurry. Then Mayfield asked to leave the Panthers after he was benched him so they could giving tanking their best effort.

And then came Mayfield’s arrival to he Rams. He was scooped off the street and thrust into the starting lineup. Mayfield basically said give me the damn playbook and went out played great ball in a comeback Rams victory.

Of course, the Bucs know all about Mayfield, yet they are saying he’s in an open competition with Kyle Trask.

As Joe wrote previously, what happens next month when Mayfield rallies his receivers to work with him on their own time, and interacts with the roster as if he’s the starter to lead them to the postseason?

Joe believes that’s going to put Trask in an awkward spot.

And it seems the Bucs’ shotcallers will enjoy every minute of it.

66 Responses to “Starter Or Bust For Baker Mayfield”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Beckles? I’m out.

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Trashk could be calling Mike and Chris and Russ, right now, and saying let’s go. Instead, he’s holding the clipboard. Plus he knows they’d probably laugh at him and tell him to go study film of Brady.

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If Mayfield throws 4 interceptions in 2 pre season games, who in the Bucsnation wants him starting?
    Let the competition play out….

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    It will play out.

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Baker Mayfield is on his 4th team in the last 12 months, if that hasn’t humbled him, then he’s not going to make it.

    With that said, I’m certain he looked at the Bucs depth chart at QB, then after googling ‘who is Kyle Trask’ and watching him throwing rainbow cupcake passes at Florida, thinks he’s already locked down the starting job.

    But after watching his highlights, and lowlights, from last season, I don’t know how Baker can think he’d start for anyone. He was fine if he had all day to sit in the pocket, and was able to get the pass away without it getting batted down, but once he got pressure, he looked like a backup. Also, in a move that Todd Bowles will love, he kept making the ‘easy’ throw for 3 yards, when he could make a slightly harder throw and pick up 12. The Bucs new OC said he wants guys making the ‘easy’ throw, which is code for he likes the punter to get a lot of action.

    In any case, the big thing here is if Trask is motivated by this or not. All the reports I read said in 2020 he basically coasted, viewed it as a redshirt year and didn’t put a lot of effort into it since he knew he wouldn’t be playing. Last year I didn’t really hear anything all that different. This year, he’s got a chance to win the job, now, will he even try or just be happy to sit on the bench again? We shall see.

  6. Winky Says:

    Good competition goes a long way in sports

  7. Tye Says:

    Also ALL good indicators that the Bucs WILL NOT be drafting a qb in the first 3 rounds…. That would send a message to Mayfield that the Bucs have little confidence in him and to Trask that he never really had a shot…
    Both would see IF the Bucs draft a qb high that from that moment they are on borrowed time and may check out early and just go through the motions further cementing Bowels final season!

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    Rod, exactly why we should be reading about how he is bugging the crap out of Mike Chris and Russell to work on routes and timing. Crickets.

  9. View from 132 Says:

    What a stupid take by Ian. Lots of backups in every sport have that leader, alpha dog mentality. It’s not just Baker Mayfield. But there are 32 starting QBs. If the team goes with Trask, Baker has $4M reasons to learn to be a backup.

  10. DingleBerry Says:

    Even if he does start he’ll still be a bust. Love Jason Licht, and have faith he has it in him to build another champion, but he’s in for a rude awakening if he thinks this team is winning more than 5 games next year.

    Really don’t understand for the life of me the reticence by this organization to do what would have been by far the best decision and just actively try to suck for a year and use that as a spring board to rebuild.

    We’re going to suck regardless, but now we’ll be competing for a top 5 pick instead of the #1 overall pick.

  11. Craig Says:

    If he throws a couple of interceptions in practice, he is as good as traded.

    Having a Jameis season is not what Bowles cleaner wants. He wants a safe offense and Baker is not the QB for that.

    He might be better at the beginning of the season, while the O-line gets into a groove, but when he gets to ten interceptions he will be benched, if Trask keeps close and has upper his accuracy a bit.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Craig Says:
    Having a Jameis season is not what Bowles cleaner wants. He wants a safe offense and Baker is not the QB for that.


    On that you’re right. Todd doesn’t want an offense that is #3 in scoring, getting you 29 points a game – because then when the defense is giving up 29 points a game, there’s no one to blame but Todd. Instead he wants a Trent Dilfer like 13 points a game, then when the Bucs defense is giving up 26 points a game, no one cares because the offense is so bad it doesn’t matter about the defense.

  13. sasquatch Says:

    Mayfield doesn’t seem like the kind who would accept being a backup. But if his main competition is Kyle Trask, it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Where’s @ButtBoy been since the Mayfield signing?

  14. westernbuc Says:

    If Trask out-performs Baker then we’d just cut him or trade him lol this is a low stakes signing with high-upside. Why anyone is critical of this (after all we just went through) is beyond me

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This is clearly a different situation for Mayfield…….it’s unlikely but possible that Trask will win the job……but will he keep it?
    I could see Mayfield impatiently standing by to see how Trask does.

    Trask, on the other hand, has experience waiting……what other choice does he have? He’s on the third year of his rookie contract…..he may never ever start.

  16. CleanHouse Says:

    He didn’t fit in with a classless franchise that guaranteed 250 million to some serial rub n tug dude, and he didn’t throw it to that crying coke head diva and his poor daddy didn’t like it and had to make a video to tell everyone, then he went to a loser franchise with an owner who wants to treat it like it’s some hedge fund, tanking. I like this guy, he doesn’t put up with crap and he has standards. Nice signing!

    I say give him a chance to prove he’s a winner, and cut any Gator from the team

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    I think ButtBoy was traded to the Texans. He accused the Joes of an evil Trask conspiracy, simply because unlike most readers, the Joes saw the guy in practice and formed an opinion based on observation instead of fantasy.

  18. DingleBerry Says:


    So all that rambling aside the fact that he genuinely played like the worst QB in the league with the Panthers last year and both PJ Walker and Sam Darnold outplayed him after they traded away their best offensive player doesn’t mean anything to you?

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘Mayfield asked to leave the Panthers after he was benched him so they could giving tanking their best effort.’

    You’ve mentioned that a couple of times elsewhere Joe, but Mayfield left after the Ravens game that the Panthers lost, with Mayfield leading them, 13-3. Sam Darnold took over for the last 6 games, and Carolina went 4-2, and they could’ve won the division IF they’d beaten us. That’s not exactly tanking. In the games that Mayfield started, the Panthers were 1-6 and scored a grand total of 117 points (16.7 PPG). Hard to be impressed with numbers like that.

  20. DingleBerry Says:

    @Defense Rules

    Spot on. That particular Joe (who shall remain unnamed lest he delete this comment) seems to have conveniently forgotten one of the main reasons why the Panthers tried to tank in the first place was because Mayfield was so awful.

    QBR isn’t the end all be all, but if a guy literally had the lowest QBR rating in the league, chances are he was not good. Like at all.

  21. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    Boy that Baker Mayfield has some funny commercials oh and yeah he throws tantrums when he doesn’t get his way. Worst QBR in the league? Pfft…

    Sounds like the perfect guy to be the leader of this team.


  22. BucsfanFred Says:

    What if we bring in a rookie who looks good? Then both Baker and Trask start looking over their shoulders.

  23. Obvious Says:


    It’s going to be awesome to be just out of range to get a franchise QB. Just Great!

    Most of these people are either in SERIOUS DENIAL combined with withdrawals or they’re just to stupid or blind to see the truth and the SMALL sacrifice it would take to be relevant for at least a decade…

    Clearly they love being Losers!

    They have talked themselves into believing that Mayfield is the next Tom Brady…


    We’ll see what tune they are whistling at the end of this next season… It ISN’T going to be Cumbiya!

  24. Goatfarmer Says:

    Fred — it would be a great problem to have wouldn’t it.

  25. Trask To The Future Says:


    Mayfield is just an insurance policy in case Trask performs terribly.

    The Bucs front office & Licht aren’t stupid. They invested a 2nd round pick in Trask and he’ll start the season to see what he can do. No matter how camp goes or how much Mayfield “isn’t capable of being a backup” or whatever nonsense, Trask will be open the season as the starting QB.

    So many Bucs fans are Gator fans and season ticket holders. They know the records that Trask broke at UF. Those fans will be furious if the Bucs don’t let Trask play with the starters and start the season.

    No way does Mayfield start the season. If they truly believed he was needed to be the opening day starter, they would have desperately paid him a lot more. instead he’s getting backup QB money, almost identical to the deal Winston signed with the Saints.

  26. Buc4evr Says:

    I think Baker will find out very quickly that his tantrums are OK as long as he wins. If he is throwing temper tantrums and losing he will be destroyed by the local media and the fans. Hope this guy is a winner, but I have my doubts.

  27. DingleBerry Says:

    @Trash To The Future

    If Kyle Trash is the starter the result will be the same or worse as Baker Mayfield being the starter. Both are terrible and will result in a top 5 pick in the 2024 draft.

    Ryan Griffin looked better in the preseason than Trash has. You can get away with having a noodle arm playing in a Dan Mullen offense in college throwing up floaters to Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney, but that isn’t going to fly in the NFL.

    Kyle Trask will be a career back up in the NFL, and not even a particularly good one. Book it.

  28. Winny Testaverde Says:

    With my dyslexia and/or 3rd grade reading level…I read the headline as “Starter Over Bust For Baker Mayfield”. Trask reminds me of a trio mixture of Glennon, Simms and Shane Matthews. At least Baker leading the Bucs will be interesting.

  29. Goatfarmer Says:

    Dingle — #2 will be fortunate to have the career that Mike Glennon had. $Millions, hot wife, even though he looks and plays like a goober.

  30. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Goatfarmer Says:
    March 19th, 2023 at 8:42 pm
    Dingle — #2 will be fortunate to have the career that Mike Glennon had. $Millions, hot wife, even though he looks and plays like a goober.


    Well put, GF. He may be the genesis of “out kicking one’s coverage”. He somehow beat out Russell Wilson in college as well. Extremely wealthy, may get yet another backup gig in the NFL while being uglier than a bag of D’s.

  31. SufferingSince76 Says:

    You guys aren’t making it easy to look forward to this season. It’s sounds like we’re doomed no matter which guy starts.

  32. DingleBerry Says:


    Agreed. Rod Munch put it quite eloquently in an earlier thread.

    Kyle Trask needs to improve a lot just to be bad.

  33. Oneilbuc Says:

    Man the only thing most of yall want to do is tank like the loser fans yall are and suck for the next 10 years and keep looking for scapegoats. The fans on this site would have wanted Arron Rogers gone after Brett Favr left. Most of yall would have never given Brady a chance. Mark my words if the bucs tank we will suck for the next 10 years just like the they did in the past.

  34. DingleBerry Says:

    @Oniel Buc

    LMAO! I know you didn’t just compare noodle armed Kyle Trash to the elite arm talent that is Aaron Rodgers. Please tell me you didn’t just do that.

    I distinctly remember that after the last time we tanked, 6 years later Jason Licht had constructed a Super Bowl winner.

    Mark my words, if the Bucs tank this year, Jason Licht will build another champion just like he did in the past.

  35. Goatfarmer Says:

    ONEIL — Who is y’all? And who did the defense beat for 9 wins in an 8 win season?

    The only ones I see who are in favor of tanking are also in favor of giving the ball to a player whose coaches and management are far more comfortable giving him a clipboard and telling him to watch how it’s done. You love the narrative that the “y’all” you speak to are all haters and are responsible for the Bucs suckage….even though the Bucs are on a 3 consecutive season playoff qualifying streak. Oh, and a Lombardi Trophy. Oh, and a franchise record for victories in a season.

    You really know how to put the pin in the head.

  36. gp Says:

    Unless and until Trask displays the same “starter” attitude that Mayfield does, he will be a back-up.
    Even if he becomes the starter due to injury of the starter, he will not hold it for long. The next season will roll around and he will be content to “wait his turn” yet again behind someone, anyone, who has that alpha mentality.

    He has the talent, IMO, but without the drive, he will be a perennial back-up.

  37. Oneilbuc Says:

    Dingle. I can promise you one thing ain’t no more Brady’s going to be a free agent. And plus Jason Licht missed on the whole 2016 draft wich set the franchise back. And because they gave Brady all the power is the same reason why we in this position right now. Tanking ain’t never worked out for the bucs and even with Brady once AB and Gronk left Brady showed that washed up. How many all pros that Jason Licht drafted lol I’ll wait? And let’s see how many players he draft this year that will be starters in the NFL. Right now yall already given up on one of his picks who ain’t even practiced with the starters. Lol 🤣🤣🤣 and they drafted him in the second round lol 🤣🤣. And again ain’t no one saying Kyle Trask is going to be great or he’s going to suck it’s about giving him a chance and see what he got . But let’s say he does suck what makes you think Caleb Williams or Drake May is going to be good at a team that never developed a quarterback?? Lol 🤣🤣 just like I said the only thing fans on this site care about is names and if I’m the Glazers I would keep selling you suckers popular players regardless if they good or not. Lol 🤣🤣 loser fan base= loser franchise and that’s a fact!!

  38. Mike S Says:

    Early last season Trask had a stretch of a few bad bad practices in camp and that hit the wire. That was it as far as everyone was concerned – Trask is a washout.

    But what wasn’t mentioned is that Bucs were reshaping Trask’s mechanics to be more efficient. Trask was always the first guy out at practice – which was documented. He was humble, worked his tail off and allowed himself to be coached up by the Brady camp. By the end of camp it looked like that hard work paid off. By that Miami game he was throwing dimes. He looked goooood.

    Who do you think is going to be at the facility this offseason? Mayfield or Trask?

    Bravado and work ethic are two different things. Alpha dog mentality won’t help you if you are being out-worked. You want to talk about drive? Drive gets you to the practice field first. This has been the way Trask has gone about his business. This is why I like the kid. He’s a hard worker and he’s shown he can get better and better.

  39. Oneilbuc Says:

    Goatformer. And you still talking about tanking remember we tanked before and the next year your hall of fame GM drafted O.J Howard in the first round lol 🤣🤣 so go ahead and tank . The bucs so far as done nothing but destroyed the careers of heisman trophy national championship winning quarterbacks that y’all turned on after 2 years lol 🤣🤣🤣. Loser fan base= loser franchise!!

  40. JD Still Says:

    Trask will never be like Mayfield, he does not panic, he does not throw tantrums,( or dumb interceptions), if a play goes bad if you watch the next play he isn’t shook , when he was playing against Alabama, the number one team in the country and the Gators got down a couple of scores , if you just walked in the room you would never have known they had fallen behind , his quiet confidence is infectious, he didn’t panic and neither did anyone else, they just kept coming back and almost won that game , Nick Saban praised Trask after the game saying they were one incomplete pass away ( that should have been caught) from beating Alabama! There are show horses and there are work horses Trask is a steady , drive on , work horse, if you want to see a Show Horse You can always watch Mayfield on his next team after Tampa.

  41. EEK Says:

    Could see Trask not making the final roster.

    New O coordinator and still plenty of backup options on the street looking for work.

    Plus a drafted qb no doubt as well.

    Will be interesting.

  42. Oneilbuc Says:

    And at least looking at Kyle Trask numbers in college his numbers were better than the quarterbacks that was drafted before him . His numbers were better than Caleb Williams . Kyle Trask had more yards and touchdowns with a higher completion rate playing in a much harder conference than Travor Lawrence, Justin Feilds and Caleb Williams. Kyle Trask played in the SEC and put up those numbers and I’m just stating the facts he put up over 40 points against Alabama defense and no team put that many points against Alabama defense that year. Caleb Williams lost against Tulane remember and Caleb Williams might very well be a great quarterback in the NFL but no one knows how good he will be. That’s why I don’t mind giving Trask a chance because of what he did in college and I don’t even count those preseason games even when he played good until I see him with the starters than I will make my judgement on Trask.

  43. Mike S Says:

    Glazers don’t do one and done coach firings – especially after they gave Bowles a 5 year deal. That was absolutely ridiculous. 5 years? Really bad decision.

    They should have given him a 2 year deal with a handshake to extend after year 1 if the team performed well.

    But hey what’s done is done and now we’re stuck. As a matter of fact I’d be shocked if they fired him after 2023 even if he goes 3-14. 3 years left on the table is going to sting. I can see them swallowing 2 years, but not 3.

    So what are the Gazers going to do now? Well try to operate on some good faith to try to put a competitive squad on the field. Full speed ahead.

    We all try to be optimists, but Bowles-Leftwich was abysmal – so they fired Leftwich who I think is presently out of football on every level. They had a heck of a time hiring an OC. Finally they bring in Canales when just about everyone was saying OK this is getting a bit ridiculous. If they can’t get an OC to come in you got to fire Bowles – nobody wants to coach for him. Next day they announce Canales who literally says Bucs are going run the ball and be a dink and dunk check down charlie offense. Oh and yeah he’s got no play calling experience.

    See where I’m going with this?

    Then they sign locker room cancer Mayfield who loves underneath routes and doesn’t throw more than 10 yards down the field – but he’s an upgrade over the goat blah blah blah. Fans hear a name they recognize and oh boy all is well. I just shake my head.

    We’re going to eat this 5 year coaching contract mistake. Thank God for Tom Brady – at least we got that. Its going to take a while. Tough sledding is ahead.

  44. Mike S Says:

    EEK – yeah the handwriting is on the wall. Only 2 QBs on the roster means probably going to draft a 3rd. Question is where? Probably later rounds I’m thinking.

    But it could be in the 1st or 2nd round round – I don’t know anymore.

    Who needs a pass rush right?

  45. DingleBerry Says:

    @Oniel Buc

    Licht literally built the roster that Brady chose to come to in an effort to win a 7th ring. Sure, he whiffed on the entire 2016 draft. But I’d say he more than made up for by drafting the core nucleus of the Super Bowl roster, making several key free agent signings and trades and luring Bruce Arians out of retirement. We don’t win the Super Bowl without Brady, but he doesn’t come here without all the great work that Licht did either.

    Speaking of Brady, he wasn’t anywhere close to being washed last year. In spite of having one of the worst OC’s in the league, no running game, an injured and bad offensive line, and a group of receivers that generated the least amount of separation in the league, he still put up numbers that were essentially identical to Justin Herbert.

    Brady could have continued playing at a very high level until he was 50 if he was in the right situation. The only reason he left is because we maxed out the credit card, and the team around him, including the head coach, took a big step down and he wanted to spend time with his family.

    Hate to break it to you, but none of that happens if we didn’t tank in 2014. You call yourself a fan of this team? Please.

  46. Crickett Baker Says:

    I can’t believe you guys post how we never developed any QB’s! How can you forget Williams, Testaverde, and Young? They were developed by us they all just played terribly while they were here. Geeze. Dingleberry’s posts deserve a mention that he posts like his name, too. Trask and Mayfield have been offered EQUAL chances to start, whether we add someone to the team or not and NO ONE knows who will win or keep the position. This is exciting–not something to gripe about FCOL. I really liked Mike S’s opinion of Kyle because it is factual. Who knows? NO ONE, yet! Plus, I also can not believe those of you calling for a stupid team to watch TANK when not only would that be disgusting for the real fans, but also derail all of the fantastic work Licht and Company have been doing so far, to keep us sighting the Division win in our near future. I sure do not have much faith in many of you “fans”. I hope you change your tune because the one I keep hearing is “I’ll cry if I want to” (and no one is making you).

  47. Crickett Baker Says:

    BTW, even though Joe characterizes Ian as “barking” I do NOT think he is the “Dawg”.

  48. Buccos Says:

    I’m glad that we signed Mayfield I like what he brings to the table. However, he is not the long-term solution. Trask on the other hand may very well be a long-term solution. That is why I hope Trask wins this competition, and that Mayfield will settle for being the back up, I kind of doubt that he will settle for that, but there’s a very good chance that we will need both of them during this long season

  49. DingleBerry Says:

    @Oniel Buc

    Numbers in college are about as useful as a poopy flavored lollipop.

    Traits and tape are the only thing that matters. Noodle armed QB’s do not make it in the NFL. Especially when they’re unathletic on top of that.

    @Crickett Baker

    Tanking is the best possible outcome for the future of the Bucs. As I’ve already recanted in great deal, we don’t win the SB in the 20-21 season if we didn’t tank in 2014. In no way shape or form would us picking in the top 5 of the 2024 draft dismantle Licht’s work. In fact quite the opposite is true. It would help him build another champion.

  50. DingleBerry Says:


    What is there to like about signing arguably the worst QB of the 2022-23 season? Other than the fact that he sucks and will help us tank of course.

  51. Buc1987 Says:

    The Joes are in DESPERATE need of a proof-reader…..Holy crap!

  52. Goatfarmer Says:

    Osqueel –

    Name the 9 games the defense won in an 8 win season. Who is y’all?

    And tanking is bad, reloading is good, hence adding a QB with a playoff win under his belt and some promise that the new OC obviously likes.

    Tanking would be just giving the ball to Trashk and watching him revert to floater ball.

    Drop your “y’all” narrative and suck on a pacifier for a few weeks, it’ll be ok.

  53. DingleBerry Says:


    That playoff win is a mirage. Baker was carried by a tremendous running game and really good defense. And again, he was arguably the worst QB in the league last year. Lowest QBR in the entire league for the 2022-23 season

    Carolina got better after cutting him. He is really not a good QB. If you expect Baker Mayfield to be anything other than terrible next year, you’re going to be disappointed.

  54. Buccos Says:

    We needed someone to push Trask. That is why I’m glad they signed Mayfield. Mayfield also has some good arm talent and he has the disposition of a winner. However, he is not the type of QB to throw for five touchdown passes in one game, but he did have some good games at the end of the year for the Rams.

  55. DingleBerry Says:

    In his 5 games with the Rams, Baker Mayfield completed 82/129 passes for 850 yards 4 touchdowns and 2 picks. An average of 170 yards 0.8 touchdowns and 0.4 picks per game.

    You wanna call that good, be my guest. I say it’s pedestrian at best. Which I suppose is better than his time with the Panthers which was objectively awful.

  56. Goatfarmer Says:

    Lads, the Baker signing is to satisfy the Toadster. JL is brilliantly giving him everything he wants, that the Bucs can afford due to cap. I don’t think Baker is good either, but apparently the Toadster, Canales, and sons all believe he gives them a better chance to win than #2.

    So, fine.

    Then when Bowelzer finishes 4-13, no excuses, he’s fired.

    Then we can commence with a new head coach.

  57. DingleBerry Says:

    Glad we’re in agreement.

  58. adam from ny Says:

    baker gonna pull up to the qb room this year like “whut whut son!”

  59. Obvious Says:

    I’m Not a Trask fan boy, But I could be if he proves to be the one the fans have been waiting for.

    In the end, his record is FAR Stronger than your ABSOLUTELY UNKNOWING 2 cents on the matter of his talent.

    Seems you boys got it all figured.

    Here’s the thing. According to the “few of you” and your ABSOLUTELY UNKNOWING logic, Tom Brady WOULD NOT have made your team! You’d have Mayfield or some other scrub running the show.

    I have absolutely NO DOUBT that not a one of you knows what you’re talking about.

    Go ahead, thump your chest now in front of every reader to see about how YOU just know that he isn’t worthy. Well, becaus, you just know. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Man, that kids record whether I like, or YOU like it, YOU don’t like the school he went to, or whatever it is that’s made you just SO SURE that you have ANY CLUE AT ALL….

    Here’s one for ya.. How about THE FACTS? Here’s a FACT! The kid was a JUGGERNAUT in college. The guy was the ULTIMATE UNDERDOG! Just like Tom Brady. BUT WITH A FAR BETTER RECORD!

    You fellas are counting him out without ANY proof of what you’re saying. That gents is a FOOLS BET! Especially with what the kids “Actually” record!

    Umm, some keep saying that he just throws some rainbows? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    I can’t believe a bunch of Wiseman like yourselves would be SO SURE….

    Lime a commenter said above and even CLUELESS BOWLES has stated, THIS KID IS WORKING MAN! He HASN’T quit on YOU! YOU quit on him!

    What? “YA’LL” are to good for him are ya? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Man, YOU better HOPE you’re right because there are HUNDREDS whom aren’t gonna let you forget what you’ve said…..

    Maybe YOU should hedge your bets a little. Just sayin…

  60. bob in valrico Says:

    iF Mayfield .is gifted the starting job , without competition then that IMO would be a huge mistake. No starter should be named until the promised competition
    has happened. Baker may win the job due to his experience but he has to sustain
    it during the entire season or Bowles likely will walk the plank.

  61. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    Trask threw 9 passes and completed 3 of them.

    You may as well say I’m in that quarterback competition too then.

  62. Goatfarmer Says:

    Obvious, does it always take you 3000 words of bipolar disorder to make the simple point that you don’t know crap about Trask either because you look at his college stats?

  63. SlyPirate Says:


    Trask couldn’t beat Gabbert for 2nd string. It was arguable if he was even legitimately 3rd string. Gabbert would sit behind Baker all day. If Trask can’t beat out Gabbert, how is he going to beat out Baker?

  64. Stormy Says:

    If Trask is gifted the starting job without competition, that would be a mistake, too.

    A large portion of the Bucs fanbase that wears orange and green on Saturdays are actively rooting against Mayfield. The same portion of the fanbase that wanted to gift the job to Trask, as if he had done anything to actually earn it. If Mayfield wins the job, expect these same ‘fans’ to get pouty and cry that Trask wasn’t treated fairly.

    I’m hoping the best man wins – and I’ll happily support either one. The Bucs win either way.

  65. David Says:

    To trask haters;
    Why do you post so many negative comments on Trask and support whoever writes or compete against him without even seen Trask in the real games.Trask was never allowed to compete for qb1 or even qb2. Now you even post positive comments on one of the worst qb in the league playing in more than 100 games with 64 interceptions. I would strongly take Jamie W. over him.

  66. Goatfarmer Says:

    How does anyone know what Trask “wasn’t allowed to do?” It’s not hating on Trask to say that, he’s been there for two years, he’s been intimately observed for two years, taken a half of snaps in Atlanta and looked pitiful, and somehow he’s being held down by The Man Buccaneer and treated unfairly.

    This whole “Trask Conspiracy” thing is baseless, pointless, and counterproductive to a highly competitive world where the best rise to the top.

    Unless you’ve been with the coaches and management on the practice field and in the meeting rooms for the last two years, like the decision makers have, then STFU. Trask will get what he’s earned. The Bucs are trying to give themselves the best chance to win.

    Silence, lambs.