The Buccaneers backup quarterback, who signed a one-year cope with the group this week, is on the verge of setting a long life document that nearly would not appear plausible, however not in a great way. If Griffin makes the roster in 2021, he’ll turn out to be the primary Buccaneers quarterback in franchise historical past to make the group for seven straight seasons.
That truth principally tells you all it’s essential to know in regards to the Buccaneers quarterback state of affairs all through their franchise historical past. To place the Buccaneers document in perspective, the Seahawks have been additionally an enlargement group in 1976 they usually’ve had two quarterbacks who spent at the least 10 years with the group (Dave Kreig, Matt Hasselbeck) and Russell Wilson shall be becoming a member of that listing in 2021, which makes it much more shocking that the Buccaneers have by no means had a QB final greater than six seasons.
Though the Buccaneers have been by no means actually capable of finding a quarterback earlier than Brady arrived, it wasn’t for a scarcity of attempting. Since their enlargement yr in 1976, they’ve drafted two Heisman winners (Vinny Testaverde and Jameis Winston) whereas additionally signing one other one to be their starter (Steve Spurrier). Sadly for Tampa Bay, none of three actually ended up panning out.
The Buccaneers additionally drafted two future Tremendous Bowl successful quarterbacks in Doug Williams and Steve Younger, however neither man gained a Lombardi Trophy in Tampa Bay. As famous by Auman, if Griffin is on the roster in 2021, he’ll prime a mark that’s at present held by Steve DeBerg (1984-87, 92-93), Vinny Testaverde (1987-92) and Trent Dilfer (1994-99).
If Brady needs to interrupt Griffin’s document, he’d possible should play via at the least the 2026 season when he’ll be 49 years outdated (and that is assuming Griffin would not prolong his document after the 2021 season). Though Brady is unlikely to prime that document — however let’s not fully rule it out, as a result of that is Brady — he most likely would not care and that is as a result of he set loads of franchise information in only one season with the group.
In his first yr with the Buccaneers, Brady set the single-season document for landing passes (40), the franchise document for playoff wins by a quarterback (4) and he is additionally thrown TWICE as many postseason landing passes as every other QB in group historical past. Brady has 10 and no different Buccaneers QB has greater than 5 playoff landing passes of their profession with the group.