2. Bruce Arians isn’t sold
It’d be one thing if Bruce Arians had completely been sold on Jameis Winston after this season, but it doesn’t seem that he has been.
When looking at the overall work of what Arians has said about Winston throughout the season, it’s clear that he likes some attributes but hasn’t once given confidence that Winston is the ‘franchise quarterback’ moving forward or that he wants Winston to be the guy.
If Arians isn’t 100 percent sold on Winston, that’s not going to go well for the organization. Why would the Buccaneers sign a guy to a long-term extension- or maybe any extension of any kind- if they believe in their new head coach?
Though I don’t believe the friction is as bad as media members sometimes make it out to be- like taking quotes out of context- there clearly are some questions when it comes to Arians’ evaluation of Winston as a quarterback.