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Buccaneers not featured on list of worst QB situations in past ten years

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some pretty terrible quarterback situations the past ten years. And yet, when Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders looked at the worst quarterback situations in the past ten years, the Buccaneers did not make any appearances.

Schatz wasn't evaluating how these quarterbacks actually did during the season, just how the quarterback situation looked prior to the regular season in their statistical model. That changes the equation a little, but I'd still expect the Bucs to pop up on this list at some point.

Schatz did add one Bucs team in the list of "also considered", but it was the 2010 version. That would be the one time that Josh Freeman played like a top ten quarterback. Now, to be fair, they're judging him on his 2009 performance, which wasn't great. But to have that year show up as the worst Bucs QB depth chart since 2007 is just weird.

Here's a few I would've expected to make the list:

2007: Jeff Garcia, Bruce Gradkowski, Luke McCown

2009: Byron Leftwich, Josh Johnson, Josh Freeman

2013: Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon

2014: Josh McCown (coming off the best year in his career, to be fair), Mike Glennon

These are not good quarterback groups! At all! And yet, a whole slew of teams had worse-looking quarterback situations, at least going into the season.

Thankfully, this is all in the past for the Bucs. Jameis Winston looked good last season, and should take some further steps this year. No more worrying about the quarterback situation. Now we get to worry about the defense instead.