Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Florida Gators quarterback Kyle trask with the No. 64 pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft Friday night. This is an ideal situation for Trask, because hwe will have the chance to learn behind the legendary quarterback Tom brady. On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Bucs announced the jersey number Trask will wear in Tampa, as he will sport the number 2.
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Although five quarters have been taken before Trask, the Florida gunslinger will have a chance to carve out a place in the league and potentially compete to be a road starter. He’s no stranger to working painstakingly towards this after almost graduating from Florida before making his first start.
“I know as a competitor you can never just be complacent and say, ‘Oh, I’m going to sit behind this guy for a year and then go,’” Trask said of his condition. spirit for the league. “If you have that mindset then you’re probably going to be left behind. So my mindset will never change, it will always be to keep your foot on the gas, to compete with whoever is in the building. . “
Perhaps it was his experience in high school that prepared Trask to be patient while waiting and to work for this opportunity.
Trask was the backup quarterback for Manvel High School during his time there, working behind the now Miami quarterback. By Eriq King. The great Texas quarterback just waited for his chance, finally winning the Gators’ gaze after impressing the then UF defensive coordinator. Randy Shannon at one of Manvel’s practices, putting himself in a position to camp and win an offer in Florida, by entering the recruiting class of 2016.
He’s put himself firmly on the NFL radar for the past two years after taking over the starting quarterback position when Feleipe franks was lost for the 2019 season to Kentucky with a fractured and dislocated ankle.
After leading UF to a victory from behind in his second half debut against the Wildcats on the road, Trask has become one of the SEC’s top assistants over the past two seasons. He shattered Florida school records for most passing touchdowns and most passing yards in a single season this fall, doing so in a year cut short by a pandemic totaling 4,283 passing yards and 43 touchdowns against just eight interceptions.
It also set the school’s record for career completion percentage, finishing at a rate of 67.9%.
And while there are questions about Trask’s athleticism, there’s almost no way to dispute his production.
His teammates also praised him for always being prepared. The Buccaneers certainly hope this continues in the NFL.
“If you look at this season, a lot of the teams that played us were losing eight the whole game and he was still able to put on a show literally every week,” center Brett heggie mentionned. “Little mistakes, played big in big games and was a hell of a teammate. Since he’s been here he’s been a great teammate, a really hard working guy.