Kyle Trask has the full support of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leadership, and general manager Jason Licht on Tuesday shared what they’ve seen as reasons to believe he can step in and replace Tom Brady.

“We were planning on Tom (Brady) not being here forever,” Licht said. “So we’ve been planning this for a while but his retirement so we have a lot of faith in Kyle (Trask). A lot of us (are) very excited about seeing him get an opportunity to start you know, even get out there. Offseason, training camp with the ones, preseason games, which he’s never done.”

Trask in his final season at Florida completed 69% of his passes for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns.

“He’s capitalized on these opportunities in the past Florida. Had a really good senior year. So we took them in second round for a reason. We didn’t take him in the second round to be a third-string quarterback we took on the SEC around two that eventually at some point to start so I know he’s the only one on the roster right now. We will be adding some other quarterbacks for sure. But we’re very excited about his future.”

H/T Rick Stroud.