Bucs sign Bryon Leftwich
It’s almost like Chucky never left Tampa as the Bucs added another QB to the mix. According to ESPN’s Michael Smith, the seven-year QB signed a two-year deal with Tampa Bay.
Leftwich appeared in five games with Pittsburgh last year registering a 104.3 passer rating. He completed 21 of 36 passes (58.3%) for 303 yards. He had a pair of TD strikes without an INT. He has a career passer rating of 80.3, and has completed 842 of 1438 attempts (58.6%) with 54 TDs and 38 INTs. He has added 378 yards and 9 TDs on the ground.
Leftwich will compete for the starting job along with Josh McCown, Brian Griese, and Josh Johnson. Many draft experts were predicting that the Bucs would draft a QB (namely Kansas State’s Josh Freeman) with the 19th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. My guess is they’ll look to add a top LB to replace Derrick Brooks, who they released earlier this year.