Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians Happy With Progress Made by Kyle Trask in Rookie Minicamp

Published 05/17/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians (left) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers roll into the 2021 NFL season as the defending Super Bowl champions. With an offense led by Tom Brady, the Buccaneers helped deliver Bruce Arians his first Super Bowl ring as Head Coach. 

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While winning a Super Bowl is no easy task, history suggests that defending the crown is even tougher. But the Buccaneers will be confident about their chances heading into the new season. 

The Bucs front office has managed to get bring the band back together. All 22 of the team’s starters from Super Bowl LV will remain a part of the side in 2021. 

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Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) and head coach Bruce Arians celebrate during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

But even apart from holding on to key players, the Buccaneers have boosted their stock through the NFL Draft. And while Brady remains the undisputed QB1 at Tampa, the franchise has brought in reinforcements for its quarterback room. 

Bruce Arians impressed by rookie QB 

With their second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked Florida Gator QB Kyle Trask. The quarterback went largely under the radar last season despite putting on some incredible numbers. 

Throwing for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns, the quarterback was the orchestrator for one of the dominant offensive units in the country.

Viewed by many as a steal, some believe the QB is the apparent heir to Tom Brady’s throne. And so far, the QB has been making all the right moves in that direction.

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Attending rookie minicamp, Trask was seen going through the paces with his new coaches. While it’s still early days, the QB has definitely made a solid first impression on his Head Coach. 

“I thought he (Trask) was great,” Arians said talking to the media“I thought he was fantastic. He’s got three guys coaching the s–t out of him on each play, so they need to calm down and let him go. I’m really pleased with where he’s at right now.”

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Bruce Arians is unlikely to spring a surprise and play the QB in his first season in the NFL. But if the rookie keeps performing at the level he has been in training, it’s only a matter of time before he gets his first snap in the league.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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