Kyle Trask Is Giving Off Tom Brady Vibes

May 10th, 2023

“I told you, Kyle. Just do everything I do.”

Kyle Trask looks the part, says new Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dave Canales.

Whether that’s as a starting quarterback or a backup is unclear, but Trask is giving off Tom Brady vibes, Canales said. And that’s a great thing.

Canales was talking today about what he’s seen from Trask and he noted Trask has learned technique from studying The Goat.

“With Kyle, what’s cool is you do see, like just talking about being around Tom for two years, you see his tempo and control and his drop mimicking the guy that was the greatest of all-time. It’s like, ‘Ok, he’s got a great starting point.’ You know, if you were going to play behind somebody, who better than in that frame, that 6-foot-5 frame.”

Canales also added that Trask and Baker Mayfield are working great together, arriving early, talking and watching film and studying with each other.

69 Responses to “Kyle Trask Is Giving Off Tom Brady Vibes”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Super Bowl here we come. The new Brady is here!

  2. GenocideD Says:

    Good job paying attention trask!

  3. JD Still Says:

    LOL! So you don’t know if Canales was talking about Trask looking the part of Brady in a starting or backup quarterback roll? Really? So , when was the last time You ,or anybody ,has ever seen Brady in a backup roll?

  4. ModHairKen Says:

    These are all good things.

  5. Old School Nole Says:

    Tom Brady vibes? Seriously?

    I am a Nole, but Trask is Buc, so I want him to do well, because I am a life long Bucs fan. For me, that trumps any allegiance to FSU or disdain for college rivalries. I would be thrilled if Trask won the starting job and became the future of the franchise, but can we at least wait until he has played a meaningful down in a meaningful game before the hyperbole starts?

  6. Netwalker Says:

    I love the off season. So much opportunity for optimism. Yeah, I know reality will eventually set in whatever that may be. But I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. It doesn’t cost me anything and makes life a little more fun.

  7. Go Bucs Says:

    Let’s goooo Trask

  8. Obvious Says:

    Interesting. But not surprising. Can he process anywhere near as quickly as Brady though? It’s already known that Trask has HUGE patience and that you can’t rattle him. That would be Unlike Brady.

    Because we all know that Brady was running for his life the last season he played and his nick name might as well have been “Nervous Nellie” in the end. Which of course was understandable considering the protection he had…

  9. Mike Says:

    So you’re saying there’s a chance…

  10. Hodad Says:

    When Trask got his opportunity at Florida he excelled. Actually did much better than the 4th pick in this years draft. Maybe history is repeating itself.

  11. Dooley Says:

    Canales has to keep reiterating that’s it’s indeed an open competition because you don’t want either guy settling for a “backup” mentality. Bucs fans have already decided who the starter is lol we’re to believe them and not the coaches because “why would they tell us the truth” lol

  12. Redeemer Says:

    Laughable. Look at all the bum backups Brady had in New England. Trask isn’t the guy. The evidence is his lack of ascension to the number two. Don’t tell me any different. Wasted pick. Id bet my house he’s the third stringer again, and hardly dresses

  13. G-Buc Says:


    Where talkin bout practice …. Practice!

  14. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Looks can be deceiving!

  15. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Kyle Trask has always been the underdog and rose up to the top when he had the opportunity. Hopefully he does it one more time.

  16. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “The evidence is his lack of ascension to the number two”

    That to me was the biggest red flag going into this offseason. Year 1 I don’t care if he’s buried on the depth chart but by year 2 if you’re legit you should be beating out Blaine Gabbert.

    I can’t think of any(?) QB’s who were top 2-3 round picks and couldn’t win the backup job their first 2 years, that then became legit starters in the NFL.

  17. The Dave Says:

    Good coaches talk up their players in public and criticize them in private. If Canales is as good as they say, he’ll never have a bad thing to say about any of his players.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s easy to crap all over this and just say, “LOL,” that was my first instinct. However I like what I’m hearing here, just saying Trask seems to have picked up some traits from Tom.

    Meanwhile I doubt Brady could pick Trask out of a line-up, he was such a non-factor and no-body. I’m pretty sure Tom watched that Atlanta game and in the second half when Gabbert was on the sidelines with Brady, Tom had to ask who was playing QB.

    With as much as I do not believe in Trask, I still would much much much rather see him playing than watch Mayfield go out there and stink the place up. At least with Trask you got a lottery ticket chance that he isn’t going to be awful, where as Mayfield has been the worst QB in football over the last 2 years.

  19. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Also I forget Trask was the last pick of the 2nd round. Looking back at the draft class I don’t even recognize most the non QB players picked in round 3 after him.

    Not a huge deal to have taken a shot on him and missed. I personally liked him as an NFL prospect coming out but I just doubt it now after seeing nothing for 2 years

  20. Redeemer Says:

    As beavis said, You can’t polish a turd

  21. sasquatch Says:

    “Lack of ascension to number 2”

    Gabbert had years of experience over him, and talent, even if he wasn’t a good starter. Andy Reid seems to agree that Gabbert isn’t as bad as the babbling boobs and intolerant football critics believe. So, that could be the story behind Trask being stuck at #3. Not that I’m a Trask fan, but I AM fan of having an open mind.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Plain as day why he was not the #2…and it isn’t because of his ability. Even if he turns out to not be good, he was as close to a third rounder as you can get.

    But…that turd you are trying to polish is named Baker Mayfield. That is 100% established and expecting it to be different is a dream.

    Trask on the other hand…he may or may not be good. We truly do not know, because of the obvious politics. However…the idea situation would be for him to be very, very good…or very, very bad. Not somewhere in the middle.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    In the end, Trask will have to prove himself in games.

    I don’t believe Bowles will hand him the starting role at the start of the season, unless Baker is injured.

    At least we kn0ow the new QB won’t be competition. That signing reeks of a tanking team signing.

  24. stpetebucfan Says:

    How many QB’s does a team need? How many very talented QB’s can possibly be on any NFL team in these times of the Cap and Parity. Is it possible the Bucs actually have two competent QBs?

    How about San Fran last season. They start with Trey Lance(Franchise QB Savior?) Jimmy Garrapolo (Former hero?) ending up with the unknown Brock Purdy last in the draft.

    3 different QB’s…all successful at different times. I’m forecasting neither success nor disaster for 2023. I’m already entertained by the intrigue of which QB will win out…what if both are good? And this team has me seeing extremes of great success or great failure with reality probably somewhere in the middle.

    I think it’s going to be a fun season. With all due respect to the GOAT the act had grown stale. Always appreciate his last great shot coming with the Bucs but the show was growing stale. I’m ready for a change!

  25. Dooley Says:

    Way too much stock being put into Kyle Trask not winning the backup job it’s kind of jarring to read, especially considering the prize for being QB2 is the same prize for being QB3, but some of you swear there was a competition to NOT play behind Tom Brady lol

    3 years in Tampa Blaine Gabbert logged 0 starts. Went 22 of 35 passing for a whooping 239 yards & 3 TDs….in 3 years behind Brady lol. Just do like the rest of us, you don’t know what Kyle is capable of, none of us outside of the facility to and to just fill that “don’t know” with your imagination is kind of silly.

  26. SteveK Says:

    Let’s go Kyle! Can’t wait!

  27. PauleyD Says:

    Bruce Arians criticized his players in public and we won the super bowl go figure

  28. CrackWise Says:


    Stop Everyone, whats that sound? JBF is sipping that Crown.

    Kyle Trask giving of Brady vibes? Impossible, he has never even met the guy, I mean he never was on the same field as him.

    Kyle suck….. BLAAAAAA BLAAAAA.

    Trask is KICK ASk me no more questions

  29. PauleyD Says:

    I believe in either Kyle or Baker, with our new running game and three awesome receivers plus baby gronk, all they have to do is hit them in stride and go to the rest and stride LOL… All we ask is that he is protected behind Jenson and Jenson Jr

  30. Lakeland Steve Says:

    That’s great, now if he looks like Tom Brady when the real bullets start flying then you got something.

  31. PauleyD Says:

    I believe in either Kyle or Baker, with our new running game and three awesome receivers plus baby gronk, all they have to do is hit them in stride and they’ll do the rest LOL… All we ask is that he is protected behind Jenson and Jenson Jr

  32. CrackWise Says:

    Have to have a house to bet it.

  33. Oxycondoms Says:

    The ok hes got a great starting point doesnt sound promising to me.

  34. Oxycondoms Says:

    Trask has been in league going on third season and he’s talking about starting points

  35. Craig Says:

    I still think the Bowles cleaner is going to go for experience and appoint Mayfly as the starter.

    It will probably be the waste of 3-4 games, but that will be the start. It might also keep Trask healthy while the O-line comes together.

    Mayfly won’t fly and Trask will take over, I hope it works because he will be starting in a hole.

  36. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Reaching a bit

  37. ocala Says:

    I hope Trask is great, but I don’t think he will beat out Baker and Baker has been one of the worst starting QB’s in the NFL during his time in the league.

  38. Couch Fan Says:

    You are talking about a scared coach who plays not to lose. Its pretty clear that a coach like that is going to choose the vet over the unknown every time because its safer. It’s the same reason why I believe Mayfield will be handed the starting job.

  39. Pryda…sec147 Says:

    My hopes just shot up from the depths of my heart I hate you for saying that Canales 😔

  40. Voice of Truth Says:

    I hope we roll with Trask and only go to Baker if we have too

    We spent a 2nd round pick in him, we have to get production or get on with life…the only way we know is to play him

  41. Ken Kistner Says:

    If you were a Top QB such as TB12 was would you give pointers to the guy that was the old also ran Gabbert or to the up and coming Trask willing to listen and learn. Mayfield has been too inconsistent. I expect Trask to be the starter.

  42. Ken Kistner Says:

    My prediction is that the Bucs will have victories that number in the double digits. The Bucs would have had more victories last year had they had less injuries and more depth. Also, If Devin White wants to catch on with another team then he needs to have a stellar year otherwise the teams will Not be lining up to pay him.

  43. Redeemer Says:

    Some of you are truly insane. Trask was given every opportunity to succeed. Gabby should never have been a starter in this league. Trask couldn’t grab the number two because he couldn’t. No grand conspiracy about experience. The best players play, or get slotted into their proper spots. How many games has he dressed for? Two, last I checked. That has nothing to do with Brady or gabbert. It has everything to do with Trask, and the coaches belief in him

  44. Buccos Says:

    Trask for President

  45. Couch Fan Says:

    “Trask was given every oppertunity to succeed.”

    Sure he was. LMAO.

  46. TampabayDJ Says:

    @Dooley- Well said 💯

  47. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAO. We wish. He can have the vibe and look all he likes. Just play like him. Hell, if Trask can even get to 75% of where Brady was in his prime? We might have something here.

  48. Brandon Jeff Says:

    “Lack of Ascension to number 2”
    Really getting tired of this narrative. Before Trask ever stepped on the field at 1 Buc Place, it was stated that there would be no quarterback, controversy or competition for the number two spot.
    Having said that, if your narrative were true, then the bucs knowingly made a bad pick in the draft. I find it hard to believe they would do that.
    They said that his job would be to sit and learn while Brady was here and of course, at the time that’s what everybody was clamoring for. Get a quarterback in here that can learn from Brady. You got what you wanted now you want to change that narrative to one that suits your prejudices.

  49. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Oh ffs

  50. Oneilbuc Says:

    Brandon Jeff. You are a 💯 percent right we wanted a young quarterback to learn behind Brady they got one and now they’re ready to move on from him with out seeing what he can do. All they want to do is tank for Caleb Williams or Drake May and they don’t know if they’re going to be good either they just like the names . And by 2025 when he ain’t got no one to throw to they will turn on him and start taking about the next quarterback class will be better. But understand this if Trask the starter they’re going to hope we lose every game just like they did with Jamies as the quarterback.

  51. LuvMeSomeBucs Says:

    “Redeemer says… Id bet my house he’s the third stringer again, and hardly dresses.” Hope you have a 2nd home.

  52. Rand Says:

    Brandon Jeff


  53. AtlBuc Says:

    Kyle does not have to be better than Mayfield, even though he is. If the competition s close, the nod goes to the young draftee.

  54. sasquatch Says:

    ^Nope. The job will go to whoever is better in camp and preseason. If it’s even, experience gets the nod.

  55. Rod Munch Says:

    PauleyD Says:
    May 10th, 2023 at 3:38 pm
    Bruce Arians criticized his players in public and we won the super bowl go figure



  56. Rod Munch Says:

    Redeemer Says:
    May 10th, 2023 at 4:38 pm
    Some of you are truly insane. Trask was given every opportunity to succeed.


    Nah, I’m sure the Bucs WANTED to waste a roster spot carrying a 3rd QB like it was 1991 all over again. Nah, the Bucs were burying him on purpose because… humm, because they were in love with Blaine Gabbert and would never give him up. Well, until this offseason when they made no attempt to bring him back.

  57. Michael Says:

    Well reasoned Rod .

  58. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    @ redeemer – pretty sure it is out there that is was well known there was no competition for the backup. They wanted a seasoned vet in case of an emergency. Your POV is so off it is embarrassing. Ask the Joe’s…they know

  59. garro Says:

    Trask has “Brady Vibes”
    Mayfield has “Swag”

    Both will be All Pro this year for sure!

    Can’t wait to see if either one or both have “Ability”

    Let the best man win!
    Go Bucs!

  60. Dennis Says:

    In my dreams, I give off Tom Brady vibes. I needed a good laugh today.

  61. Luke Says:

    As a Jets fan, I know first hand how Brady can kill a team with his quick decisions and precision accuracy. I see everything Brady was inside of this kid. I think the same could be said of Jordan love of the packers. Both of them seem to have almost copied the throwing form of each of their respected mentors. I think Trask will be a backup to baker, baker ends up going 2-4 and Trask comes in and saves your franchise. That being said you all have to pray he stays healthy so he gets his shot unlike Matt corral of the panthers.

  62. CruzanBuc Says:

    It would be nice to have a QB we Draft finally develop into a starting QB

  63. Just Frank Says:

    Not even going to read the article because I hope the title is clickbait.

  64. stpetebucfan Says:

    Is he getting a protracted divorce that will cause him to miss the preseason?

  65. TOMMY MORDUE Says:


  66. Jared Says:

    All you fans seem to be overlooking the biggest factor when choosing the depth chart. Who are we paying? Trask couldn’t beat out Gabbert for the backup spot because Gabbert was paid more. Why so you think we kept giving Lenny F the ball when he’s tap dancing up to the line? Because he costs more. That’s why. Want to know who will be the starter at QB? Who costs the most?

  67. Joe Says:

    Trask couldn’t beat out Gabbert for the backup spot because Gabbert was paid more.

    That was one minor reason (maybe). The biggest reason was that Trask *didn’t* beat out Gabbert. Joe saw every training camp practice last year. Trask wasn’t close to beating out Gabbert.

  68. Brady Bucs Says:

    I think Kraft bought Brady off. That is the only way this could be happening so fast. I thought Brady was going to be around Bucs not pats. I still cant forgive Belichick for benching Butler. Kraft offered him deal like Fox offered Brady a deal. Something he couldnt say no 2

  69. Kelly C. Bowman, Sr. Says:

    Apparently some of the naysayers on here think Tom Brady walked out of college and right into a starting role. Learn something. Brady was an unknown backup to Drew Bledsoe at the Patriots and would have remained on the bench for a long long time if Bledsoe hadn’t gotten injured. Anybody that watched Kyle Trask as a Gator knows that he was the only one to challenge Joe Burrows in his championship year at LSU. Trask matched Burrows all through the game until a bad call by a referee nullified a long gain and killed a would-be scoring drive late in the game. Until that, it was back and forth.