Team Glazer Talks Quarterbacks

March 30th, 2023

The Buccaneers’ owners, aka Team Glazer, were talking Bucs with Joe this week at the NFL Annual Meeting, aka the NFL owners work and party retreat in Phoenix.

Yesterday, Joe shared co-owner Joel Glazer’s take on head coach Todd Bowles.

Today, the subject on the buffet is quarterback. Quarterback is the money position for every franchise. And Bowles told CBS Sports at the Combine a few weeks ago that he sat down with “Jason and the Glazer family” to talk about the position and the direction there. What should fans know about your role in setting the direction at quarterback and how do you feel about the current quarterback situation?

Buccaneers co-owner Joel Glazer: As everyone knows, quarterback is a critical position on the football team and we’ve been lucky the last three years to have the greatest of all time. But we all knew at some point that Tom was going to retire and we’d have to turn the page and look to the future, so when we drafted Kyle a couple of years ago, everyone thought highly of him. He’s been able to sit and learn, which a lot of young quarterbacks don’t. So we’re excited to see what he can do. And then bringing in Baker Mayfield, Baker has had success in this league. He’s been around for several years and I think he will be well served by getting to a camp early, a fresh start for him. Competition is always good and we’re looking forward to the competition in training camp.

Well, Mr. Glazer did not address Joe’s question about ownership’s role in quarterback direction, but Glazer did into the current state of the position.

Glazer makes an often ignored point about Kyle Trask; he’s had two years to soak in superior coaching and mentorship while only being tasked to learn and hone his craft. That’s rare in the NFL for a talented QB coming out of college.

Bucs fans will find out quickly if Trask was able to capitalize on that opportunity, or whether he is more of a learn-by-playing-in-games guy.

Glazer noting the “fresh start” for Baker Mayfield is important on various levels.

Bowles emphasized to Joe in a 1-on-1 chat Tuesday how Mayfield and Trask will learn a brand new offense at the same time, so it’s truly a fresh start and level playing field for both.

16 Responses to “Team Glazer Talks Quarterbacks”

  1. Joe Swanson Says:

    Umm if they were so superior why did most of the offensive staff get fired ?

  2. Beej Says:

    New coach invariably brings his own people





  5. Joe Swanson Says:

    Beej Bowles is not a new coach he is a bad coach.

  6. Duane Says:

    What we know is this: Kyle Trask spent his first two seasons on the bench as a backup in Florida, then the starter got hurt early in his third season and he came off the bench and played great … then in his fourth and last season Trask played lights out, leading the entire nation in passing yards and passing touchdowns and winning the SEC East (which is like winning the NFC championship).

    So what does this tell us about Kyle Trask’s ability to watch, learn, and absorb while not playing? It’s pretty damned obvious.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Glazers just like Licht, Bowles, Canales……said the same about QB……Nothing.

    I would wager that we have the lowest financial investment in QB of the entire league….Hopefully it will work out.

    Odds are that Mayfield will win the job but not certain…..

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    Anyone know how Henson Hooker’s knee is progressing?

  9. The Big Sombrero Says:

    Here’s a Suggestion. Let’s focus on getting those signed that we can and add what we can to fill in the rest. Start Trask this year and whatever happens, happens. I understand that we have some big names that will need to get paid next year. However, Caleb Williams is looking like a mighty fine 1st round pick for next year’s draft. Just my two cents. 🙂

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    TBBF … ‘Glazers just like Licht, Bowles, Canales……said the same about QB……Nothing.’

    So many on this site have already made up their minds about not just Todd Bowles, but a lot of ‘other things Bucs’. That’s too bad TBBF, because good analytics always starts with having an open mind. It’s seeming more & more like few JBFers are capable of that. And that’s unfortunate because it holds you back from being able to truly enjoy the ‘surprises’ in life. And I’ve got a hunch that the Bucs will have a bunch of ‘surprises’ in store as this season progresses.

  11. Buccos Says:

    DR- Yes, why even bother watching the games this year or being a Bucs fan if you already know that Todd Bowles is going to be terrible and so are Trask and Mayfield. These close minded arm chair GM’s suck the life out of JBF’s site. They have nothing interesting or relevant to say because it is the same old thing every time they share. The real fans and the season ticket holders deserve better than this. The Joe’s deserve better too for the endless supply of content that they provide

  12. munchie Says:

    Mayfield is a waste of another season. The guy’s had 8 seasons of play and has the same playoff record as Tim Tebow had in 3 seasons: 1-1. Al this talk of Mayfield’s “playoff experience” is comical. 😂

  13. Joe Says:

    Mayfield is a waste of another season.

    (Ahem) 🙂

  14. Crickett Baker Says:

    I think by “superior coaching” he meant the coaching from Brady. I can’t wait to follow the competition!

  15. unbelievable Says:

    @munchie – Mayfield has only played 5 seasons in the NFL, not 8.

  16. BucsfanFred Says:

    Baker is more of a Jeckle and Hyde. He has had one great rear, one pretty good year and three bad years. He played for some crappy organizations till he played a few games for a truly bad Rams team. Hopefully Dr Jeckle shows up this year. Also, maybe Trask will play well. If not Caleb here we come. Even Caleb only gives us a few years Super Bowl window because if he’s as good as advertised he’ll command so much cap we won’t be able to pay anybody else.

    Look at the Packers. They’ve got to pas kaaron rodgers $58 million if they can’t make a deal with the Jets. If the Jets had any brains at all they would demand the Pack give THEM a forest round pick just to get rid of that salary.