Bucs Extend Tryout to Record-Setting Quarterback

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have yet to completely fill out the quarterback room, and a new record-setting signal caller will get his shot.



That’s former Georgia Southern quarterback Kyle Vantrease, who piled on records in one year for a program that won six FCS championships before joining the FBS in 2014.





Among his numerous records, Vantrease posted the most 300-yard passing games, most touchdown passes in a season, and he helped two receivers set the program’s single-game marks for receptions. The Bucs gave Vantrease a rookie minicamp invite for May 12-14 according to FOX Sports’ Greg Auman.

Tampa Bay only has Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask on the active roster, and the team didn’t draft a quarterback.



The Bucs also invited Southeastern standout Kaylan Wiggins and Incarnate Word’s Lindsey Scott after the draft to participate in minicamp, Auman noted.





Vantrease tallied 4,253 yards and 27 touchdowns versus 16 interceptions for the Eagles in 2022, Auman wrote. Before Georgia Southern, Vantrease played for the Buffalo Bulls where he amassed 4,755 yards and 25 touchdowns versus 13 interceptions in 25 game appearances over five years, Auman noted.

Part of Vantrease’s record-setting success with a former small-school power stems from change in offense. Georgia Southern moved from its longtime triple-option offense to the air raid in 2022. Vantrease will now try out for a Bucs squad that will revamp its offense — albeit not as drastically — under new offensive coordinator Dave Canales.