‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookie quarterback, Darrin Walls, is going to be the most important rookie in the NFL this season
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Posted November 07, 2018 07:54:25The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not a team to be taken lightly.
They are a team that will have to compete with any other team in the NFC North to win the NFC South title.
It will also be a team in contention for the NFC East title.
This year’s roster is loaded with talent.
There is a good chance that the Buccaneers are one of the favorites in the AFC East and that they are likely to win at least one playoff game this season.
It will be interesting to see if the rookie quarterback who is expected to be drafted this year is able to help lead the Buccaneers to the NFC Championship Game.
That’s the expectation for this season, at least.
The Buccaneers have one of, if not the, best receiving corps in the league and that is a big part of why the Bucs are ranked No. 1 in Football Outsiders’ pass efficiency rating and No. 3 in yards per attempt among teams with at least 10 pass attempts.
But it is a different story when it comes to the quarterback position.
The Bucs are loaded with young quarterbacks, and it is difficult to project a starting quarterback to be more than a second- or third-year player.
For starters, they have just three players who started at least 100 passes for the first time in the franchise’s history.
This means that there is no one in the organization that has played at least 75 percent of the team’s games.
The Buccaneers will have three new quarterbacks this year.
They also have three rookies who have been named to the Pro Bowl in the past two years.
All three of these quarterbacks were drafted by the Buccaneers, but they were not the first ones to make the team.
For the first two seasons, the Bucs had rookie quarterback Logan Thomas and two second-year quarterbacks in Jameis Winston and Mike Glennon.
Winston started just eight games in his first two years in Tampa, but he played well enough in his final three to earn the starting job in 2016.
Glennon was signed to the practice squad in 2017 and started four games.
The Bucs drafted Winston and Glennon to complement their other young quarterbacks.
They were able to develop those quarterbacks into solid NFL passers.
Thomas, Winston and Winston were the first three players to start in the 2016 season.
They combined for just 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 games.
Glennons passer rating was a respectable 86.8 and his completion percentage was a career-high 69.2 percent.
In 2017, the Buccaneers had a young receiver in Doug Martin, a second or third round pick who caught 66 passes for 896 yards and five touchdowns.
Martin finished the season with 1,056 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
He also caught three touchdowns in the first game of the season.
Thomas and Winston combined for 6,732 yards and 24 touchdowns last season.
In the Buccaneers offense, they combined for 1,632 yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns.
In 2018, the team added a new quarterback.
Winston signed with the Tampa Bay Panthers and Thomas joined the team as a free agent.
He had 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions.
He was a solid backup for a talented offensive line and a young receiving corps.
The first two games of the Bucs’ 2018 season were against the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.
Winston threw for 306 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Bucs victory.
In Washington, he threw for 210 yards with three touchdowns and no picks.
Thomas had a solid showing against the Washington Redskins but was held to just two completions on 16 attempts.
Winston, on the other hand, threw for 1 and no touchdowns in that game.
Winston had a career best passer rating of 105.1 and a career high completion percentage of 66.9 percent.
Thomas did not play in the fourth quarter of that game because of a concussion.
The second half of that season saw him miss two games with a shoulder injury.
In between those two injuries, Winston started seven games for the Tampa Buccaneers and he threw 17 touchdown passes, five interceptions and an 86.2 rating.
In a way, it was a mixed season for Thomas.
In 2017, he had a nice performance against the Falcons and the Washington Patriots, but that was followed by a bad performance against Baltimore.
Thomas did not show up for the end of the year, so he was not listed as a starter on the depth chart.
It is possible that the team felt he needed to be in the game to have an impact in the final games of this season and that the Tampa front office was worried that he would have a difficult time keeping up with his teammates.
The only other starter on this team is Josh McCown.
McCown is a rookie who had only one game of experience at the position in 2017.
He started two games, including the playoffs, for the
Posted November 07, 2018 07:54:25The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not a team to be taken lightly.They are a team that…