Baker Mayfield to start Buccaneers’ first preseason game

Baker Mayfield is on his fourth team in three years. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Baker Mayfield is on his fourth team in three years. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially picked their starting quarterback for Week 1 … of the preseason.

Head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Wednesday that Baker Mayfield would start Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while backup Kyle Trask would start the second preseason game against the New York Jets on Aug. 19.

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This announcement came a day after the Buccaneers listed Mayfield “OR” Trask as the team’s starting quarterback on its first unofficial depth chart. The curious word choice perpetuated the idea that neither Mayfield nor Trask earned the edge after the first two weeks of training camp. Mayfield has reportedly struggled with interceptions, while Trask has very limited on-field experience.

We’ll see how much this changes after the first game of the preseason.

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