The Buccaneers’ looming quarterback battle to replace the legendary Tom Brady isn’t off to the strongest start.
Video of journeyman QB Baker Mayfield and third-year backup Kyle Trask going through light passing drills during the team’s OTAs went viral Tuesday after a few errant throws by both quarterbacks. The first clip of Mayfield is particularly funny, as he is seen airmailing a short pass to tight end Dominique Dafney.
Here’s a compilation of the two quarterbacks’ throws from Kyle Burger of ABC Action News in Tampa. Take a few seconds and have a good laugh over some of these throws:
Naturally, the internet had fun with these clips.
Mike Evans and Chris Godwin about to request trades 😭 https://t.co/M8PO5Yzgiw— Hot Take Tabor (@JT25Saints) May 30, 2023
Some Bucs fans attempted to spin the clips positively, suggesting the team’s quarterback woes could help land them USC star QB and Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams in the 2024 NFL Draft.
I hope Caleb Williams likes West Florida https://t.co/vLGd5d04qy— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) May 30, 2023
i can’t stop laughing lmao Caleb Williams is already a Buccaneer https://t.co/ka9p28yVmt— vi 🐼 (@NikoIaJokic) May 30, 2023
Perhaps it’s best not to overreact to one OTA, but if those clips were any indication, it could be a rough year in Tampa.