Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht explain how he will approach 2024 NFL draft

Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers consider selecting a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft?
How will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers approach the 2024 NFL draft? They’re in a peculiar circumstance. They can move up to grab a star player or trade back from selection No. 26 to add more talent and depth to the roster.

The Buccaneers made one move this offseason, signing quarterback Baker Mayfield to a three-year contract to offer safety for years to come. Still, could the Buccaneers select a quarterback at the draft? Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht is open to drafting one, but he isn’t in a rush.

“We evaluate all of the quarterbacks. We spend a lot of time observing the quarterbacks. I would never say we wouldn’t take a quarterback because you might end up being glad you did at some time,” Licht added.
Evidently, if a good young quarterback is available and the Buccaneers have addressed big flaws, why not pick him? In three years, when Mayfield’s contract expires, they may be looking for a replacement. Having one already on the roster could be a terrific way to go about it, something Licht is aware of.

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“We prefer our room right now, but we’ll look at all of them, or we already have. It’s a little top heavy this year, but there is always the possibility that if we like someone and, as I previously stated, believe he is better than the other positions on the board, we will consider him,” Licht continued.

Having Mayfield’s replacement on the roster, soaking up valuable experience and loving the team and its culture, may help the transition to a new era go smoothly. Especially, as Licht noted, if that was the greatest option available at the time. It would be more beneficial to the team than making a decision merely based on position or “fit.”

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