Will Jameis Winston stay, if so for how long? A one year Franchise tag, or as rumored, a longer term deal to tie him down for the foreseeable future?
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times drops some interesting developments in a recent article on the Buccaneers and the Jameis Winston situation. Stroud points out several pieces of information in the article. Stroud reveals that Quarterbacks Coach Clyde Christensen has been tasked with creating scouting reports on Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Phillip Rivers.
Stroud continues on to say that the Bucs will draft a quarterback in the coming draft. It shouldn’t be assumed that one will be taken with the #14 overall pick, this draft is fairly deep in quarterbacks. Anywhere in the first 4 rounds is a possibility as there should still be talent to be had on day two and maybe even beyond if some slip.
So what does all this mean in the bigger picture? Obviously the scouting reports on the ageing veterans would be a backup plan if Winston is allowed to choose the door. If that happens, which isn’t expected. One of the aforementioned vets would be used as a stop gap for the drafted rookie to learn under for at most two seasons.
Of the three future Hall Of Famers, Phillip Rivers would probably be the guy. Nobody could convince me that Tom Brady is going to leave the Patriots. If in fact he does leave I can’t see him choosing the Bucs. The Raiders, and Chargers have been reported as probable landing sights if Brady says goodbye to Foxborough.