5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Let’s assume, however tentatively, this will be Tom Brady’s final season–if not in the NFL, then Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers would be somewhere in the market for a quarterback with Brady gone, but unlikely to be in prime position to draft one of the top prospects in the first round. They may simply seek a bridge to their next long-term quarterback, with pieces to put around said quarterback that would set him up for success and keep the team competitive.
Even if they are without Brady, the Buccaneers seem unlikely to tear it down and reset immediately, if they ever get to that point in the near future. Winning will remain a top priority in 2023, so leaning all the way in on a young quarterback (Kyle Trask?) without some sort of competition to start won’t happen.
How high Tampa Bay would aim if they have to replace Brady can’t really be known right now. But it’s fair to assume nothing would be out of the question, and all options would be pursued to whatever end.
Goff would be quite a downgrade from even the current version of Brady, intangibly if not physically too to some degree. Adding Goff and someone else to compete for the starting job would not be totally out of the question for Tampa Bay come March and/or April’s draft, again assuming Brady is gone.