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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers caused a stir this week when they listed both Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask as co-starters on their first depth chart of the season, but it sounds like the team could be closer to naming a starter than the depth chart suggests.

This week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles made it clear that the team has a pretty good idea of how the quarterback competition is shaking out, but they want to see both players in a game scenario.

“We got a good basis of where we are with those two guys,” coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday regarding Baker Mayfield and Joe BucsFan.com. “And we just need to see some things Friday as far as running the offense and getting a feel for where they are. We kind of have a good basis and ground basis of what we want to do. But seeing them perform is completely different from game to practice. So we got an idea and we got a good feel. So we’ll kind of let it play out a little bit more, but we have a good stat sheet where we kind of have everything rated of how we see them.”

We’ll have to see which player emerges and ultimately wins the job.