Tom Brady’s (second) retirement shocked everyone. No, not because he retired too soon, but rather because it felt like he was never going to give up the game. He returned to Tampa for the 2022 season with Super Bowl aspirations and the Buccaneers fell short of just about every goal outside of making the playoffs. They did make the postseason but lost right away.
Now that Brady’s gone, the Buccaneers will need a new franchise quarterback.
Why not the local kid, Anthony Richardson?
Richardson is a freak athlete who, with the right coaching, could be a legit All-Pro quarterback and one of the most electric dual-threats in the NFL. He had an inconsistent Florida one year as a starter, passing for 2,549 yards and 17 touchdowns with nine picks and a 54 percent completion rate, but his 654 rushing yards and nine touchdowns make him an intriguing prospect.
With proper coaching, Richardson could be a really good NFL quarterback.