Tom Brady’s successor most likely to be Baker Mayfield as Heisman winner has the ‘inside track’ on Bucs’ starting quarterback job over Kyle Trask
- Tom Brady hung up his cleats after a storied 23-year career in February
- And Tampa Bay are getting closer to figuring out who his replacement will be
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Tom Brady’s Buccaneers successor is not yet decided, but the picture is becoming a bit clearer according to a new report.
Baker Mayfield and 2021 second-round pick Kyle Trask are competing to be Tampa’s starting quarterback following Brady’s retirement in February.
And according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Mayfield ‘probably has the inside track’ at winning the starting job.
Speaking on ‘Inside Training Camp Live,’ Rapoport cited Mayfield’s salary ($4million guaranteed) and his experience as reasons why he may have the advantage over Trask.
However, Rapoport noted that Trask is still ‘very much in the competition’
Tom Brady announced his retirement in February after 23 storied seasons in the NFL
And now Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask are competing for his old job on the Bucaneers
Bucs coach Todd Bowles announced Wednesday that Mayfield will start the team’s preseason opener against the Steelers.
Trask is set to start next week against the Jets.
The former University of Florida quarterback has yet to make an NFL start, and completed just three of nine pass attempts last season for 23 yards.
Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 draft, spent four seasons with the Browns before playing for both the Panthers and Rams last season.
He struggled with the Panthers before being released in December, but latched on in LA soon after and impressed in four starts.
Brady, meanwhile has stayed busy in retirement.
He announced last week that he had become a minority investor in Championship side Birmingham City.
Tom Brady has invested in Championship outfit Birmingham City and become a minority shareholder at the club. He confirmed the news to fans in a video on social media on Thursday
Brady will apply ‘his extensive leadership experience’ while advising ‘on health, nutrition, wellness, and recovery,’ according to a club statement.
‘So here’s the deal, I’m officially coming on board at Birmingham City Football Club,’ Brady said in a social media video.
‘And maybe you’re asking what do you know about English football, Tom? Well let’s just say I’ve got a lot to learn. But I do know a few things about winning, and I think they may translate pretty well.’
Brady also purchased a minority stake of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces in March.
And just last month, he also bought a racing boat team with Rafael Nadal and Formula One star Sergio Perez.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner is set to join Fox Sports as an NFL analyst in the fall of 2024.