The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an important decision to make when it comes to QB Jameis Winston. Here’s why they should part ways.
The 2020 offseason is upon us and an extremely important decision lies ahead for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers will have to make the decision whether to re-sign QB Jameis Winston [to either a short-term or long-term deal, most likely using the franchise tag] or to part ways with the gunslinger.
The Pewter Plank gave you five reasons the Bucs should re-sign Winston on Wednesday, but now we’ll take a look at the opposite spectrum.
Here’s a look at why the Buccaneers shouldn’t bring Winston back for another season.
5. Winston held the Bucs back
If you look at the totality of the Buccaneers’ 2019 season, you can see that the franchise had talent and opportunities to win some games and compete for a playoff spot.
All too often, though, the team came up short in big instances.
In many of those cases, an interception by Winston could’ve been the difference in the outcome. Many fans and analysts have made the point that this team likely competes for a playoff berth if it doesn’t have to deal with almost 40 turnovers- when totaling interceptions and fumbles together- from Winston.
You have to give Winston credit, though, because he also made plays that kept the Buccaneers in games that may not have been made by other quarterbacks. Even so, though, one could certainly make the argument that the quarterback’s mistakes held the team back during the 2019 season.