Quarterbacks (3)- Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Griffin
The quarterback situation for the Buccaneers heading into the fall is pretty straightforward. Jameis Winston is obviously set in stone as the team’s starting signal-caller, unless a suspension comes his way due to the alleged Uber incident that is still being investigated. Even if he does have to sit out for some time, he is still the guy whenever he comes back. Though his 2017 season was slowed by injuries, he still finished the year with 3,504 passing yards and nineteen touchdowns to eleven interceptions. His completion percentage of 63.8 was a career-high.
Behind Winston, the depth remains the same as it was last year. Tampa Bay re-signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to back up Winston, while Ryan Griffin remains on the roster. The two could compete for the backup job in training camp, but as of now, most signs seem to point toward the veteran keeping the No. 2 spot that he was serviceable in last year. He went 2-1 as a starter and threw for 1,103 yards and seven touchdowns to three interceptions.
The Bucs did bring in a couple of undrafted rookies to potentially challenge for a roster spot. They signed Austin Allen out of Arkansas and invited Memphis’ Riley Ferguson to rookie camp. While both guys could get a look, it doesn’t seem likely that either will take hold of the No. 3 spot. Heading into the regular season, it’s safe to expect the same quarterback room as the team had in 2017.