2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Another team facing uncertainty under center is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After being spoiled with Tom Brady for three seasons, the Bucs are pitting Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask head-to-head for the No. 1 QB spot.
The problem with that is the duo leaves much to be desired. Tampa Bay is Mayfield’s fourth team since the start of 2021 and he’s coming off the worst performance of his five-year career. Meanwhile, Trask is a former second-rounder who’s completed just three of the nine passes he’s ever attempted at the NFL level.
As much as he’s struggled to maintain consistency over the last few years, Carson Wentz would be an upgrade over both men. Even if the Buccaneers aren’t looking to be competitive this year, having the 30-year-old starting could make the season more palatable for Tampa Bay fans.
Talented offensive playmakers like wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, as well as running back Rachaad White, could bring out Wentz’s best. The NFC South is also one of the worst divisions and if he has solid chemistry with his weapons, the Bucs could make some noise.
If Tampa Bay believes it can compete for first place in the NFC South, signing Wentz out of desperation is a necessity.