Doyle: QB Jameis Winston
2018 was a pivotal year for Jameis Winston. Even before the news of his three-game suspension, Winston needed to take a step in 2018 to prove that he was the franchise’s long-term answer at quarterback.
The suspension hurt his case, but his performance on the field has left much to be desired. In seven games, Winston has tossed 11 interceptions compared to just 12 touchdowns.
Admittedly, he played well since he has taken over for Ryan Fitzpatrick, but he played so poorly earlier this season, it’s hard to envision how his future will look in Tampa Bay.
The Bucs did accept his fifth-year option but have until the offseason to rescind that. Frankly, it’s the worst possible situation for Tampa Bay to be in. They don’t want to send a former number one overall pick away, but they also can’t invest their future in him just yet.
2019 will yet again have to be another year of seeing if Winston can be the guy, and likely his last chance.
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