At this point in the season, the odds of Jameis Winston returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2019 season look slim.
With an abysmal 12 touchdowns and ten interceptions through six games, Jameis Winston has shown no improvement in terms of limiting turnovers or showing leadership in tough situations. This has put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a predicament moving forward.
The bottom line is that re-signing Winston to a multi-year deal would entail paying him much more money than his performances are actually worth. He’s a human Magic 8 Ball behind center, putting up poor performances for 75 percent of his starts and then having stellar, multi-touchdown outings that ignite sparks of hope in the most patient Buccaneers fans.
That will prove to be not good enough for the organization, even with general manager Jason Licht returning on a contract extension. If head coach Bruce Arians can’t get through to him, then it’s likely that nobody can.
If the Buccaneers don’t plan on acquiring a quarterback through the 2020 NFL Draft, they could be looking to sign a free agent in 2020 to fill the void until someone like Trevor Lawrence from Clemson is available the following year.
Here are the top five quarterbacks the Buccaneers could target in free agency in 2020 to fill the void until they draft a franchise quarterback.