Only eight players have ever worn this number for the Buccaneers, five of whom have been kickers. Although kicker might actually be a misnomer for Dave Warnke who is right up there in contention for being the worst player in franchise history after his one-game debacle against the Lions in the 1983 season finale. Obed Ariri took over the kicking job the following year and also the same jersey. Steve Christie had a two-year stint in the role in 1990 and 1991 but was somehow allowed to bolt for Buffalo in a Plan B free agency move in March 1992. A long NFL career then followed. Chris Simms became the first non-kicker to wear No.2 for the Bucs when he adopted his college number in the pro game. He took over the starting QB job in October 2005 when Brian Griese was injured and led the team to their first post-season appearance in three years but spent his final two seasons recovering from the terrible spleen injury he suffered against Carolina in 2006. Three recent specialists have worn the number and none lasted very long, Sam Paulescu five games punting in 2009 and just four each for kickers Kyle Brindza and Nick Folk before being released. Rookie Kyle Trask took over the jersey for the 2021 season but it took until the final game of his second season for him to see any action. BEST EVER TO WEAR No.2 FOR THE BUCS - STEVE CHRISTIE
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1983 Dave Warnke K 1984 Obed Ariri K 1990-91 Steve Christie K 2003-07 Chris Simms QB 2009 Sam Paulescu P 2015 Kyle Brindza K 2017 Nick Folk K 2021- Kyle Trask QB