About midway through the 1999 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers handed over the starting quarterback job to Shaun King, a rookie second-round pick from Tulane University, after incumbent Trent Dilfer went down with a season-ending injury. King helped lead the Buccaneers to a NFC Central title, and a playoff win over the Washington Redskins in the NFC semifinals. King was far from impressive during his three playoff starts, completing less than 50% of his passes, totalling just 1 TD and 3 interceptions.
After the 2000 season, the Buccaneers replaced King with veteran Brad Johnson. He only started three more games over the next four seasons before he was out of the league in 2004. During his six year career, King started 24 games and tallied 27 touchdowns along with 24 interceptions and 12 fumbles.