The Tom Brady era as quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has come to an end after three seasons among which the Super Bowl LV win over Patrick Mahomes‘ Kansas City Chiefs will never be forgotten. But those memories are of little use when it comes to who will be TB12’s successor at the helm of the team’s offense.
According to Sayre Bedinger of FanSided’s NFL Spin Zone, in the short term the Bucs’ quarterback job could go to a player who is still a member of the Washington Commanders, though it appears his days are numbered in the U.S. capital.
Is Carson Wentz a real option for the Buccaneers?
“The Washington Commanders appear poised to clean house at the QB position once again,” Bedinger said. “Keep an eye out for Carson Wentz‘s release. If/when that happens, he jumps into the top 10 of these rankings and I would say he’d be a candidate for a team like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”
Last offseason, the Commanders obtained Wentz in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts, however, he did not perform well with Washington, even losing his place as the starting quarterback first to Taylor Heinicke and later to Sam Howell.
Wentz began his NFL career by being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles second overall in the first round of the 2016 Draft.
Big changes expected with Commanders
Speculation about changes to head coach Ron Rivera‘s staff stems from the hiring of former reigning champion Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as assistant coach.
For the Buccaneers, the options beyond a free agent could be to use one of the quarterbacks they currently have on the roster, with the favorite being Kyle Trask, who was a second round pick (#64 overall) in the 2021 Draft, or to use the 19th overall pick they have in the current Draft.