The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to have found the heir to Tom Brady, who picks Florida quarterback Kyle Trask with the 64th overall win in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.
Trask, the sixth quarterback drafted this year and first after Thursday’s first round, only needs to venture 136 miles from Gainesville onto I-75 to play for the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers.
Trask scored 4,283 yards last season and had nine games in a row with at least three touchdown passes.
Trask is the first Gators quarterback to be drafted since Tim Tebow was 25th overall in 2010, and he is also the first quarterback to be drafted by the Bucs since Jameis Winston was voted first overall in 2015.
Trask’s 43 touchdowns led the FBS in 2020, breaking Danny Wuerffel’s 24-year school record of 39, finishing third on the SEC’s record list for a season behind Joe Burrow and Drew Lock.
The Bucs can take their time with Trask, who will evolve behind Brady, who’s signed for two more seasons, and Ryan Griffin, who was third-string quarterback last year.