After Tom Brady finally retired from the league, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been searching for a new starting quarterback.
Considering they’re not in the running for a top rookie prospect, the front office has foraged through the free agency pool.
With that said, it sounds like Tampa Bay has finally found their guy. According to Tom Pelissero, the Buccaneers are finalizing a deal to sign Baker Mayfield.
The #Bucs are finalizing a deal with former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, per sources.
Mayfield finished his fifth NFL season strong after landing with the #Rams. Now he gets a chance to take over for Tom Brady in Tampa, and is still only 27. pic.twitter.com/yeNIrndN7E
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2023
Going from Tom Brady to Baker Mayfield is a bit jarring no matter how you look at it. Even so, the Buccaneers likely plan to give Mayfield a chance to earn the starting role with Kyle Trask as his competition.
This is probably the best-case scenario for Tampa Bay, as the roster isn’t terrible by any means. Additionally, it’s not like the NFC South is a juggernaut division either.
Even so, Buccaneers fans can’t help but react to the idea of Baker Mayfield replacing Tom Brady.
— JoeRobbie (@JoeRobbie_) March 15, 2023
Did that commercial predict the future?
— Herd sports fan! (@herd_sports) March 15, 2023
Buccaneers fans are already all-in to tank for Caleb Williams next offseason.
Tank for Caleb
— Josh🎄 (@DannyClears) March 15, 2023
Quite the difference.
From Tom Brady to Baker wow 😂
— 𝚂. (@SOMEWRTX) March 15, 2023
There is a fair share of people rooting for Baker Mayfield too.
Ayee this is lit I hope bro captures the moment 💯
— Kenny (@ItsJinxQS) March 15, 2023
The Buccaneers’ training camp will be one to keep a close eye on, as they will surely have a quarterback battle throughout the summer.