In an interview with reporters on Saturday, head coach Bruce Arians gave rave reviews of his young quarterback and even suggested his coaching staff to step back and allow Trask to throw him a little more on his own.
“I thought he was awesome,” Arians said. “I thought he was fantastic. He has three guys who train the [expletive] outside of him in every room, so they have to calm down and let him go. I am really happy with the current situation. “
According to Rick Stroud of Tampa Bay Times, Trask did each pitch for over an hour of practice on Saturday. While most were on target, Stroud pointed out that a bullet thrown by Trask was removed by undrafted Navy corner Cameron Kinley and came back for a touchdown, which was a stain on his overall positive day.
The Arians also noted that the Buccaneers slowly gave Trask different parts of the offense to digest and that he largely did a solid job keeping it going.
“I think he got it very well,” Arians said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “He was throwing the ball where it’s supposed to go. He had a few drops on him, but I thought he looked really good. Just the way he handles information. He took it the first time she heard it, and he was throwing in. He was confronted with some really nicely disguised covers that he saw for the first day of his career. I was really impressed with the way he handled his information. He was very precise. “
While Trask isn’t considered one of the top five quarterback prospects in this year’s class, the Florida product has some intriguing advantages, especially after landing in that ideal situation with the Buccaneers behind Brady and to have learned under the Arians. Of course, it’s far too early to officially nickname him the future starting quarterback in Tampa, but it’s encouraging to see that pick already starting to turn heads so early in the process.