The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a decision to make on the quarterback position and soon. What are the chances it’s not Jameis Winston?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fanbase is divided when it comes to QB Jameis Winston.
There’s one contingent of the fanbase that wants to bring Winston back on a long-term deal. Others want to see him back, but with a short leash. Others are ready to part ways with the former FSU quarterback and address the position either through free-agency, the draft or both.
No matter what ray of the spectrum you fall on, the truth is pretty simple: Chances are slim anyone else is the preseason starter at quarterback for the Buccaneers other than Jameis Winston.
At this point, I would say there’s about an 85 percent chance that Winston returns to Tampa Bay, at least for one more season.
There have been some reports that the Buccaneers could consider signing him for two years with a team-option on the second season. Other reports seem to indicate that the Buccaneers use either the franchise or transition tag on the quarterback.
But what about that other 15 percent?
After all, Bruce Arians told the media that the Buccaneers are exploring all of their options and are taking everything into consideration for filling the position. Though it may seem like there are a ton of potential choices, the truth is that Tampa Bay really has two options outside of Jameis Winston.