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Buccaneers GM apparently may have a Tom Brady successor in mind, and he’s already on the roster

Tom Brady has one year remaining on his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a franchise that just won a Super Bowl with the GOAT but will have to start thinking about the future at quarterback. Brady is 43, and things could get complicated for Tampa Bay whenever the future Hall of Famer actually does decide to retire.  

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht apparently may have a potential Brady successor in mind — a surprising pick, considering that player is already on the roster. It sounds like Brady’s backup, Blaine Gabbert, will get strong consideration for the job.

“First of all, I love his energy,” Licht said of Gabbert on the Pewter Report podcast Thursday. “I’ve really gotten close to Blaine this year just being on the sidelines. He’s a really smart guy but he is one guy, my scouts and I talk about this a lot, he’s just one guy that I love to watch throw every day in practice because he has got a cannon. He’s very accurate with his throws as well and he can just really whistle them in in tight windows. 

“If he had been forced to play, he played in the Detroit game, but