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Buccaneers rookie Kyle Trask talks about his first phone conversation with Tom Brady

Trask, whom the Buccaneers selected with the 64th overall pick in the NFL Draft, is set to serve as Brady's backup in Tampa Bay.

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Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Ashley LAndis/AP

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Unlike Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady isn’t sweating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting his potential replacement in Kyle Trask.

In fact, the second-round rookie out of Florida says he’s already touched base with the legendary quarterback.

“He actually did reach out to me a couple days after the draft and was just checking in on when I’m gonna get into town so we can get together and maybe do some throwing and things like that. It meant a lot to me,” Trask said on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access.

Brady still being obsessed with perfecting his craft after becoming the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl (again)? Shocking.


“You can definitely tell they have a great culture and a great group of people in this building,” Trask continued, “and I can’t wait to get started.”

Trask is far from the first rookie quarterback that has played under Brady in his career as a starter. Bill Belichick and the Patriots selected 10 quarterbacks during Brady’s tenure in Foxborough, with the most notable being Jimmy Garoppolo in 2014.

But any plans of Garoppolo taking over for Brady were dashed due to the latter’s consistently brilliant play, which netted New England two Super Bowls in 2014 and 2016 and forced Belichick to trade Garoppolo for a second-round pick.

With Brady now 43 years old, it’s a bit less likely he’ll outlast Trask in Tampa Bay this time around. Brady has repeatedly said he would like to play until age 45, and he’ll hit that milestone before the beginning of the 2022 season.

That might give Trask as many as two years to learn from the greatest quarterback ever to play the game. Not bad for your first NFL gig, all things considered.

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