It doesn’t look like Tom Brady will be slowing down anytime soon, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneer still made an investment in their future at quarterback by spending their second-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft on Florida’s Kyle Trask.
Brady was made aware leading up to the draft that Tampa Bay’s decision makers would take a quarterback if the right player fell to them at the right spot, and the GOAT recently gave his perspective on what he’s seen in training camp from his new understudy.
“Kyle’s doing a great job,” Brady said earlier this week. “From the day that he got here he’s a very hard-worker. Clyde [Christensen] works extremely hard with him to get him ready to go. Kyle’s out here early, stays late, works with the younger guys. All the things that you’re really looking for in a young player. It’s just got to be a huge priority in your life. If you want to be doing this job for a long time you’ve got to make it a huge priority. You really don’t know what you don’t know at this point. You’re one year in or two years in or three years in or five years in, and as somebody who’s 22 years in, what I knew at five years in is very different than what I knew at Year 10 and very different than how I feel now.”
“Every year you’re going to improve,” Brady continued. “You’ve got to be able to retain a lot of information and you’ve got to be able to improve the weaknesses in your game as well as maintain the strengths in your game. But it’s just constant development and it’s really up to each individual, not only Kyle but I’d say a lot of young players – that’s what you see. You’ve got to put the work in, you’ve got to listen, you’ve got to be humble enough to learn. You can’t think you know everything. Football is too difficult of a game and it’s not an individual sport. It’s a coordination between a lot of different people.”
Trask isn’t likely to do more than carry a clipboard behind Brady and whichever veteran wins the backup job between Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, but he’s clearly got a unique opportunity to learn from Brady in hopes of one day taking over for him in Tampa Bay.