Jameis Winston: The Rightful Starter
With an impressive second-half performance where he led four straight touchdowns drives, Winston moved back up to the top of the quarterback depth chart.
Tampa Bay was down 24-7 in the third quarter, head coach Dirk Koetter had no choice but to send Winston into the game. Fitzpatrick threw interceptions on back-to-back drives. The game was trending towards a blowout.
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Winston took advantage of another opportunity. He kept the game alive. If the defense was able to get a stop late, the Buccaneers could have escaped New Jersey with a win.
There is no denying that Winston was lucky on more than a few occasions. He fumbled at the goal line, only for Evans to jump onto the ball and he was fortunate the Giants dropped a few potential interceptions.
Talk about leaving a good first impression.
There was barely a mention of Buccaneers kicker Cairo Santos during Sunday’s game. For most NFL kickers, that is a good thing. Santos didn’t attempt a field goal, but he nailed all five of his extra point attempts.