When the Buccaneers drafted Florida quarterback Kyle Trask in the second round of the 2021 draft, it was a safe bet to assume he would be the eventual replacement to quarterback Tom Brady. When that will be is anyone’s guess. But while that may be true, Tampa Bay drafted him for more than just being the guy that takes over when the future Hall of Famer decides to hang it up.
Trask’s ability to read opposing defenses pre and post snap along with making an accurate throw to the right receiver caught the Bucs attention while scouting him. That same skill was on display during the first day of rookie minicamp Friday and head coach Bruce Arians liked what he saw.
“Just the way he processes information. To take it from the first time ever hearing it – he was throwing it to the right guy,” Arians said. “There were some really good, disguised coverages that he saw the first day of his career, so I was really impressed with how he processes information, and he was very accurate.”
To change things up a bit, Arians vows to make sure Trask doesn’t get too comfortable. The rest of camp, the rookie quarterback will have some different looks thrown his way to truly test his abilities.
“Whatever we threw at him [Friday], he’s not practicing [Saturday]. It’s all new [Saturday] and it’ll be all new Sunday,” said Arians. “We throw as much at them as we possibly can – different protections, hots and sights – for all those receivers and quarterbacks and tight ends. As much volume as we can possibly load them up with and see how much they can retain it.”
Despite the different looks the Buccaneers staff is set to throw at the rookies for the rest of camp, Trask is ready. Fortunately for him, part of that readiness is thanks in part to the familiarity with the type of offense Tampa Bay runs.
“I definitely notice some resemblance in this offense to the offense I ran at Florida,” Trask said. “There are some concepts that are pretty much the same but has different verbiage for it. That’s another thing that has helped me transition thus far to learning the playbook. I’m looking to build off of that.”