Kyle Trask is getting acclimated to life in the NFL, and he’s off to a strong start according to his new coach, Tampa Bay’s Bruce Arians.

The plan for the Buccaneers is that Trask, a second-round pick, can gradually develop behind Tom Brady and eventually take over the starting role once Brady retires. That process starts kicked off this weekend as the former Florida quarterback got his first taste of the NFL in rookie minicamp as he got to know his fellow first-year players and Tampa Bay’s playbook.

“I think he was great,” Arians said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I thought he was fantastic. He’s got three guys coaching the s— out of him on every play, so they need to calm down and let him go. But been really pleased with him and where he’s at.”

A backup at Florida for his first two years, he’s expected to be the second- or third-string QB in Tampa. But it’s a position he’s familiar with, according to comments reported by

“I’m just trying to come in with an open mind and work as hard as I possibly can. And do whatever I need to do to help the team win,” Trask said. “When you are a backup for however many years that was, you learn that you have to compete every single day. There are no days off. If your goal at the end of the day is to step on that field one day you have to compete every single day. That’s something I have taken with me since I was not a starter at Florida. It’s one thing to finally be the starter, but it’s another thing to get there and (get to) that next level. That’s what has helped me get to this point. No matter what day it is or what depth I am on the roster, I’m going to compete.”