The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t have Tom Brady as their starting quarterback next season, and one could argue that — except for a handful of guys — any replacement would be a downgrade.
That becomes especially true when you realize that Todd Bowles’ options for the starting quarterback job are currently Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask.
Mayfield has struggled for the better part of his career, and aside from a playoff berth and some glimpses of great play, he hasn’t lived up to the hype that comes with being a No. 1 pick.
That’s why NFL analyst Colin Cowherd believes he should take a deep look in the mirror if things go south this season, via The Volume.
"If you can't beat out Kyle [Trask], I'd retire"
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) August 4, 2023
He’s currently making around $4 million per year, so Cowherd thinks he should seriously consider pursuing a career as an analyst if he loses his job to Trask.
That way, he’d avoid becoming a punch line, claims Cowherd.
Cowherd also took a look at his numbers since entering the league and dating back to last season, stating that a bad start to the year could only make them look way worse than they actually are.
Notably, Mayfield looked more than decent in his brief stint subbing in for Matthew Stafford with the Los Angeles Rams, but that was shortly after being benched and eventually released by the Carolina Panthers.
The chances of him ever living up to the expectations and up to the level of a first-overall pick are almost non-existent.
But this could be a make-or-break year for him and his career.NEXT: Baker Mayfield Has Confident Message For His Bucs Tenure