Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask are battling it out for QB1.
No, it’s not make or break for the team on who does start Preseason Week 1. But Tampa Bay didn’t do themselves any favors listing the quarterback depth chart as Baker Mayfield “OR” Kyle Trask.
So it’s only fair head coach Todd Bowles was still asked who would start the game, right?
“Whoever starts this game, the other one will start the next game and get the same amount of reps,” said Bowles on Tuesday. “Once we sit down and go through that on Thursday, we’ll have a better decision. They both should expect to play.
“If the starters play, we’ll see. The quarterbacks will play.”
Recently, offensive coordinator Dave Canales said that the quarterback competition has gotten ‘tighter’ and that’s with Mayfield throwing many more interceptions than Trask.
In just a few days, we’ll see exactly how tight that competition truly is.
UPDATE: Head coach Todd Bowles advised the media Wednesday that the veteran Mayfield will get the start Friday, with Trask getting the start next week.
As for who will still be in when Trask takes over, Bowles stated he is unsure which starters will remain in the game.
“We haven’t discussed whether the starting line [are] all playing. All the other positions are up in the air. There will be some I hold out and some that play at every position.”