Buccaneers: 2020 success rests in the eyes of Jameis Winston

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to re-sign Jameis Winston at quarterback for another season and that means success will rely on him.

There’s been plenty of speculation about the decisions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make pertaining to the quarterback position during the 2020 offseason, but that doesn’t change the heavy percentages in favor of re-signing QB Jameis Winston.

Despite the talk of signing a quarterback in free-agency like Philip Rivers, Teddy Bridgewater or Ryan Tannehill, or drafting a potential franchise gunslinger like Jacob Eason, Justin Herbert or Tua Tagovailoa, the fact remains that the Buccaneers are still most likely to bring back Winston for another season.

Though Winston led the league in turnovers and certainly had trouble holding onto the ball- 30 interceptions, 12 fumbles, and 7 pick-sixes- he has also shown promise by throwing for more than 5,000 yards and 33 touchdowns.

No matter what your thoughts are on Winston, knowing that the Buccaneers are most likely to re-sign him should lead everyone to the same fact: The success of the 2020 season rests on the shoulders of Jameis Winston.

More specifically, success rests in his eyes.

Winston had LASIK eye surgery earlier this year and that should instill hope that he won’t be squinting anymore and should be able to see his receivers and read coverages better than ever before.

If that’s the case, there’s reason to believe that the Buccaneers could have all kinds of success in 2020 with Winston cutting down on his turnovers, improving as a player and continuing to use his arm strength to his advantage.

If Winston can’t cut down on turnovers, though, it will be another long season for the Tampa Bay faithful. After all, it has been five seasons and he’s yet to show that consistency that many fans hoped for when the organization originally drafted the quarterback.

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If the Buccaneers bring back Winston, the success of the 2020 season will rest on him. You’ll probably even be able to see it in his eyes.