The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promising new talent and a new face at quarterback like the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are thin at wide receiver.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in their first preseason game. Each team will be playing new quarterbacks who are looking to start for their respective teams.
Josh McCown has a hold on the Buccaneers’ starting job for now, but he will face competition from Mike Glennon, who gained starting experience as a rookie last season. Both of these quarterbacks will have more weapons to throw to, including wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Evans and Seferian-Jenkins were drafted in the first two rounds, so they will be the key players to watch for the Buccaneers on offense. Defensive end Michael Johnson and cornerback Alterraun Verner will be the key players to watch on defense after arriving in free agency.
The Jaguars are expected to start Chad Henne at quarterback, but Blake Bortles will inevitably step in later in the game, and he is being seen as the future face of the franchise. If Bortles shines in the preseason and Henne struggles, the Jaguars may have no choice but to give Bortles the starting job.
Rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee will have a prime opportunity to make a name for himself as well with a depleted receiving corps in Jacksonville.