They thought that the 44-year-old would play out his contract and fulfill his goal to play until 45 years old.
But that is not the case and Tampa Bay needs a solution at the game’s most important position.
There were reports that the Buccaneers are within Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s radar.
Some theorists even claim that Russell Wilson is coming to Tampa Bay.
However, head coach Bruce Arians gave a glimpse of what they will do to compensate for Brady’s retirement.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) February 23, 2022
In a tweet by Around the NFL, Arians is commending Gabbert’s talent because: “He has never played with a team this good.”
Tampa Bay’s solid offensive line can also keep him protected, buying him time to make throws downfield.
But Arians is correct because the 32-year-old quarterback hasn’t led a team of this caliber.
Gabbert’s Career In A Nutshell
Gabbert’s last NFL start was way back in 2018 and he got sidelined in the last two seasons.
He does have the physical attributes to run Arians’ system, but it remains to be seen if it will work.
Sadly, he struggled as a starter, compiling a 13-35 record.
Aside from the Buccaneers, Gabbert has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Tennessee Titans.
He or third-string quarterback Kyle Trask could fight for the position.
When that happens, their marquee free agents might leave the team and play elsewhere.
That’s the last scenario Arians and the Buccaneers wanted to happen.