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Baker Mayfield Named Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Starting Quarterback

Published on August 25, 2023
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Baker Mayfield Named Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Starting Quarterback
  • Mayfield secures starting role
  • Used adaptability to gain the role
  • Will start for his fourth team in three years

After a competitive preseason, Baker Mayfield has been selected as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting quarterback for the 2023 season, replacing the legendary Tom Brady.

Baker Wins Quarterback Competition and Will Start Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a decisive call for the 2023 season, with Baker Mayfield emerging as the team’s chosen starting quarterback. Mayfield’s successful performance during the preseason has earned him the role, a significant responsibility in filling the void left by the departure of Tom Brady.

Mayfield’s selection comes after an intense evaluation period where he competed against fellow quarterback hopeful, Kyle Trask. Despite Trask’s noteworthy improvement during training camp, Mayfield’s combination of experience and deep understanding of the team’s offensive strategies played a pivotal role in securing his position as the starting quarterback.

Following his trade from the Browns a year ago, Mayfield’s journey led him through the Panthers and Rams before landing in Tampa Bay. While he briefly lost the starting job with the Panthers, Mayfield’s subsequent stint with the Rams showcased his resilience and determination to succeed. These qualities, combined with his strong preseason performance, positioned him as the Buccaneers’ first-choice quarterback.

Mayfield, known for his confidence and leadership, expressed eagerness to lead the team and embrace the challenges ahead. He views this opportunity as a stepping stone towards achieving his ultimate goal – a successful season for the Buccaneers.

Despite Mayfield’s appointment as the starting quarterback, Coach Todd Bowles highlighted the team’s appreciation for Kyle Trask’s progress and potential. Trask, the 2021 second-round draft pick, is designated as the No. 2 quarterback and continues to garner support and development within the team.

The Buccaneers’ coaching staff emphasized the unity of the quarterback room, with Mayfield acknowledging the contributions of Trask and John Wolford. Mayfield’s words exemplified the collaborative spirit within the team, emphasizing the shared commitment to achieving success on the field.

As the Buccaneers gear up for the forthcoming season, the spotlight will be on Mayfield as he leads the offense onto the field. The team’s decision reflects Mayfield’s readiness, skills, and determination to excel in the role. With the legacy of Tom Brady still fresh in memory, Mayfield faces the challenge of making his mark while carrying the team’s aspirations for a triumphant season.

Betting Implications

This will be a completely different offense compared to when Tom Brady was the starter, and not for the positive. Mayfield has lacked consistency throughout his career and has had trouble living up to being a No. 1 overall pick. Fanduel has the Buccaneers’ win total at 6.5, and this team with the 15th-toughest schedule could struggle to find victories.

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Simon Flynn is a sports bettor with over 10 years experience in building profitable sports trading systems. Specializing in football (the type where players use their feet), he dreams of hitting that elusive 10-game accumulator one day. Editorial Promise