Buccaneers RB Rachaad White on QB Jayden Daniels: 'His First Loss Will Come From Me'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back is good friends with the Washington Commanders quarterback, but that isn't going to matter in Week 1.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White (1) and tight end Cade Otton (88) celebrate after White scores a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Tampa Bay won the game, 34-20.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White (1) and tight end Cade Otton (88) celebrate after White scores a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Tampa Bay won the game, 34-20. / Tork Mason / USA TODAY NETWORK
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot to accomplish before hosting the Washington Commanders Week 1 of the 2024 NFL regular season.

With Training camp still more than three weeks away, the Buccaneers are really in the early stages of forging their team for the year, but that won't keep players like running back Rachaad White from doing what we all do from time to time, and look ahead just a bit.

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He has good reason to as well, as he'll reunite on a football field with former Arizona State teammate quarterback Jayden Daniels in Week 1 when the Washington Commanders visit Tampa Bay to start the season. On the Jim Rome Show recently, White didn't mix words when voicing how he expects to welcome his friend to the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White (1) and tight end Cade Otton (88) celebrate after White scores a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Tampa Bay won the game, 34-20.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White (1) and tight end Cade Otton (88) celebrate after White scores a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Tampa Bay won the game, 34-20. / Tork Mason / USA TODAY NETWORK

'It's crazy, our first game, I tell 'em we got to put belt-to-ass, but that's just how it goes, you know what I'm saying," White said when asked about the upcoming matchup. "It's just good competition. It's great competition... it's cool though. His first loss will come from me."

Daniels and the Commanders will inevitably earn their first loss together and the first of his career. Doing it in their first outing together wouldn't be a surprise, considering Washington selected the quarterback with the well-deserved No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft while the Bucs had to wait a few hours on Day 1 due to their Divisional Round exit from the 2023 NFL season.

However, White also isn't selling his former teammate short, telling Rome there's a reason they picked him as high as they did and that he's seen the positive reports coming out of Washington about his friend and former quarterback.

There are pretty positive reports coming out of Tampa Bay these days about White's current quarterback as well, though, and we expect most will predict a Buccaneers win in Week 1 just like White did this week.

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David Harrison

DAVID HARRISON

David Harrison has been in sports media since 2015 using written, audio, and video media to cover athletes, coaches, and games. In addition to covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for BucsGameday and Locked On Bucs he also covers the Washington Commanders for Commander Country and Locked On Commanders and the Washington Wizards for Inside the Wizards. David also covers the NFL as a whole as one of the Friday hosts for Locked On NFL. He is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and previously spent 20 years as an active member of the United States Army. Contact David via email at david.w.harrison82@gmail.com or on Twitter @DHarrison82.