3 options for Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round pick in 2023 NFL Draft

Anthony Richardson (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

With Brady’s future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still up in the air, the team could potentially look to target a quarterback. By the time their selection comes around, many of the big names will be gone. But Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson could still be on the board.

Richardson is projected to be a project at the next level. In his lone season as Florida’s QB1, he flashed potential but still left much to be desired on the field.

This past season, Richardson played in 12 total games. Through the air, he recorded 2,549 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. On the ground, he added 654 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

While Richardson stuffed the stat sheet, he struggled at times throughout the season. Whether through poor decisions on the field or looking to make the big play by himself, he showed room for improvement. Yet even with these issues, he has all the makings of a star.

Given that Richardson can play at the level that many project him to, he could be elite in the NFL. With his skill set, he can single-handedly change an offense. But he may not be ready to do so from day one.

If the Buccaneers add Richardson, they could also look to bring in a bridge quarterback.

Richardson could very well become the face of a franchise. If the front office is willing to be patient, he could be the perfect option for this Buccaneers offense.