Trey Palmer Coming To Familiar Scene With Bucs

May 7th, 2023

Bucs rookie WR Trey Palmer.

Joe maintains this stance, despite readers throwing rocks.

If it’s May and you don’t know who your quarterback is, that’s not a good sign.

It seems as if Bucs rookie wide receiver Trey Palmer is used to quarterback indecision and inconsistency.

Nebraska was, for the most part, a train wreck in Scott Frost’s final season. One reason was quarterback Casey Thompson was fairly inconsistent. And yet Palmer produced.

Adam Rittenberg of BSPN pulled a Mike Sando by speaking o a number of college coaches off the record for their insight into rookies drafted last month.

One B1G defensive coordinator is impressed by the way Palmer put up numbers in a chaotic situation, one where Frost was launched midseason and Thompson couldn’t string together good games.

Nebraska struggled for much of last season, but Palmer, a transfer from LSU, made his mark with a team-record 1,043 receiving yards. The second-team All-Big Ten selection finished third in the Big Ten in receiving yards, receptions (71) and touchdown catches (9).

“He can run,” a Big Ten defensive coordinator said. “That offense was up and down, especially with the quarterback situation, and there was a lot of turmoil there, but I thought he was one of the better players we saw all year.”

And now Palmer comes the Bucs, where the shot-callers swear Kyle Trask is competing and Baker Mayfield is in no way locked in as a starter.

Joe still embraces the old football cliché, “If you have two quarterbacks you have none.” Hopefully, the Bucs found a gem of a receiver who can rip the top off a defense to help his new quarterback, whoever that may be.

31 Responses to “Trey Palmer Coming To Familiar Scene With Bucs”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Late round pick….nothing ventured,nothing gained……we’ll see!!!

  2. DR. POPS Says:

    He hopes he doesnt have to hear that cliche again. Every team has 3 or 4 QBs.

  3. AnonymousBuc76 Says:

    That’s a great point…

    Coach gets fired, sketchy QB play, offense was “up and down” all season in general; but through all of the turmoil Nebraska football endured last year this kid still managed to go up there and make chicken salad out of chicken sh!t…We definitely need his speed; hopefully he comes in and makes some noise for us…

  4. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Bucs may have this year’s Isiaah Pacheco?

  5. bucnjim Says:

    Mayfield is the Starter and there is no competition. Love him or hate him he is it for this year.

  6. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    After the , if they have two QB’s they have none problem. Then will come, how can they ever win the division with the 4th best QB in the division.

  7. Joe Says:

    Bucs may have this year’s Isiaah Pacheco?


  8. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If it’s May and you don’t know who your quarterback is, that’s not a good sign.-

    The Eagles knew their QB was Carson Wentz in May, but it was Nick Foles who QB’d them to a SB win over Brady and Patriots.

    Ya nevah know…

  9. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Palmer is fast and gets quickly off the line but I wonder if he has the hips to make the cuts. As a receiver, both of his vertical jump and three cone drill was below average if not disappointing.

  10. The Truth be Told Says:

    Baker Mayfield can play in this league. He has taken the Browns to the Playoffs for crying out loud. This is a Perfect situation for him to grab a starting job and make it difficult for the Bucs to not give him a long term contract if he does well this season. The Bucs lucked out that he was even available for the taking. With a decent running game and a good defense they Bucs will be a 8-10 win team.

  11. Infomeplease Says:

    We have our qb! The so cared head coach just can’t make it official! It’s Baker Mayfield!! He is the starter until he is not!!

  12. stpetebucfan Says:

    We won’t have two QB’s when the season starts!

    Hopefully this kid is the real deal as coaches say you can never have enough good players. Targets for whichever QB becomes “The Man” are not anywhere even near a problem. A future HOFer…a bordeline HOFer at this time..a couple of other good WR’s including Gage who may rebound this year after an injury filled 2022.
    At least two TE’s with very good hands. At least one running back in White who is a great target out of the backfield. There are enough targets in place.

    Obviously the big ? is the OL. But even there we see promise.

    I think the D is a bigger ? at this point. Appears to be talent and potential but lots of questions. Is D White going to use his greed to motivate him to a super season…he obviously won’t be doing it for his teammates. When does LVD’s age catch up with him. Can some of our young DL and draft picks blossom into real sack guys.

    IMHO the Bucs actually look good on paper. Of course as the old adage goes they don’t play the games on paper. I remain cautiously optimistic.

  13. NDOG is an Idiot Says:

    The Truth be Told is right on with his comments!! Especially if Baker cuts down on a few of his forced throws that end up as INT’s

  14. Hodad Says:

    Last May the Seahawks didn’t know who their starting QB was either, and they did alright. As a matter of fact, their journeymen QB won the job did so good he got a new contract. Joe wants us to think not knowing who will start is a bad thing when it could prove to be a good thing making for competition. You might know who your QB is in May, but by Oct you might be looking for a new QB. Now that would be a problem.

  15. ATLBuc Says:

    One thing you guys need to understand is that the Bucs don’t tell Joe or the public what they’re doing until they are ready to reveal that information. They’re in spring practice. It would have taken them only a couple of practices to know who’s going to be the starting quarterback.
    So, enough with this “the Bucs don’t know who their starting quarterback is”. They know! Believe it!!

  16. AnonymousBuc76 Says:

    If Baker was so great why did the Browns entertain bringing in Desean Watson in the first place…Even the Panthers who had nothing at QB sent him packing…

    I’m an FSU fan that’s watched Kyle Trask closely since his days at Florida…I thought he played awesome in a very competitive SEC…He always seemed to make good decisions with the football, he moves around and has a better arm than he gets credit for, he’s big (6’5) so the batted down passes shouldn’t be as much of a problem as it is for Mayfield…

    Baker will offer up good competition for KT, but in the end I believe Kyle will prove his doubters wrong and win the job…

  17. LakelandSteve Says:

    Why is anyone buying into the whole QB competition narrative. This is fake news put out by the Bucs. Not sure what their motive is other than to create a idea that there is competition. You have a guy who has played multiple seasons who has won big games, who took his team to the playoffs. And then you have a guy who I guess he got on the field once other than preseason. He hasn’t won a game let alone start a game. He could not beat out the the second string quarterback and was inactive almost the entirety of his career. There is no competition, Baker Mayfield is the starting QB for the Bucs. Plain and simple.

  18. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I’m much more optimistic than most. I loved the draft. Build the trenches. If we’ve got 3-4 guys that can help us this season there I think the defense will be much better. I’m excited about Canales. I think we may be a sleeper. People are saying we’re going to be worse this year. I don’t buy it. Our offense couldn’t be much worse than it as last s season. I think we turn the corner and shock a lot of people. Go Bucs!!!

  19. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I know Nebraska is a running school but 1,043 is the team record for receiving yards? I would have thought Irving Fryar would have had that.

  20. AnonymousBuc76 Says:


    With all due respect sir, I sincerely hope you’re wrong…

    Baker was grossly over drafted; the fact that he went 10 spots ahead of Josh Allen and 31 spots ahead of Lamar Jackson tells you all you need to know; him being drafted #1 by the Browns obviously wasn’t based on talent; it was a PR move imo…Both Jackson and Allen have signed 100+ million dollar contracts…

    What would Baker be doing in Buffalo or Baltimore right now had he been drafted by those franchises? Not a d@mn thing…

    You don’t play for 4 teams in less than 2 years if you’re a bonifide stud QB…The gig is up, he’s done…

  21. Oddball Says:

    What if you have 3 QB’s?

    If I am doing my NFL calcugerbanomity right we would have either 1 or -1 depending of whether Mr. Been There Done That has won a SB.

  22. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I think Trask can be an OK option but his biggest flaw to me is his personality. He is not one that will inspire a huddle. He can game manage I believe and with the starters around him, he will look good enough throwing the ball around. Mayfield is just more of an energetic personality and that with his starting experience should swing the competition in Bakers direction.

  23. Usfbuc Says:

    Our QB situation is not great. Even if Mayfield has a good year will he be able to do it in 24, 25? If Baker does win the starting job then we wasted a second round pick, who could we have taken with that pick? Could we have traded it for a player or to trade up in the draft?

    Best case for the Bucs is still that Trask somehow blows away the coaches enough that Bowles signs off on him as the starter.

  24. kgh4life Says:

    Palmer had ten drops last season! It seems the Bucs usually draft wrs in the later rounds with inconsistent hands. Hopefully it’s not a pattern.

  25. Mike Says:

    It should be interesting to see how it all works out.

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    He’s a guy with decent size and is blazing fast, a worthy lottery ticket selection. He’s replacing Miller AND Perriman, your two speed guys, and since they traded away a 5th next year for him, he’s basically assured of making the team unless he completely stinks it up in preseason.

    With his straight line speed and build, he also might be a decent kick returner, and at the very least should provide some competition for Thompkins in that regard (while I assume Thompkins will be your main punt returner).

    Hopefully the new OC is smart enough to use this guy properly – and that should mean just having him go out and run sprints down the field which might give Evans and Godwin a tiny bit more space to operate underneath.

  27. SB~LV Says:

    Had to transfer to get PT
    Late pick
    Scratch off ticket

  28. Statguy Says:

    The fact he was an LSU transfer gives me hope

  29. matthew veal Says:

    The bucs did very little to help the offense again this year so lower your expectations

  30. Buccos Says:

    Kyle Trask will be your day one starter. He is going to win the competition. He has tremendous talent and upside. Mayfield is an insurance policy, nothing more and nothing less

  31. garro Says:

    If the guy can stretch the field ala Scooter he will be an asset. Special teams will be icing on the cake.

    go Bucs!