Jameis Winston states Jackson, Alexander to return to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston publicly stated that Kwon Alexander and DeSean Jackson will be back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019 on Instagram Live.

Fifth year quarterback Jameis Winston took to Instagram Live (@jaboowins3) yesterday to boldly proclaim that both Kwon Alexander and DeSean Jackson will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2019 season. With a lot of uncertainty surrounding these two players, this message from Tampa Bay’s signal caller does not help to clear the murkiness surrounding them, but rather muddy the waters even further.

In a session that ended shortly after it began, The Draft Network’s JC Cornell caught it all and documented the highlights of the extravaganza on Twitter. Winston can be heard saying “Yep, DJack, he back” while also stating that with much confidence that Alexander would return as well. He could also be heard talking in reference to impending free agent Adam Humphries in addition, saying, “He better be back.”

While Winston probably does not have any inside information that we do not, a public vouch for the Bucs’ starting quarterback cannot hurt anything for free agents Humphries and Alexander. It does seem, however, that Jackson is set to return to the Buccaneers in 2019, as this is not the first example of voices expecting the veteran wide receiver to return to the Bay.

It would appear that the Buccaneers know that 2019 may be the last year of their window with Winston’s rookie contract set to expire after the season and if he plays even moderately well, Tampa Bay will have to clear nearly $30 million in cap space to re-sign him. This means that veterans and other cap friendly contracts will be voided in order to retain the quarterback who will demand a large payday on his next deal, should he perform well this upcoming season.

Who knows if Winston is telling the truth or if he is just speaking his mind, however, it is highly unusual for a player not named Antonio Brown to take to social media and make claims such as he did last night. However, if everything Winston said has truth to it, Jackson and Alexander will be playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on opening day this upcoming season.