The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will stick to beginning quarterback Jameis Winston into the 2019 season, in line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Buccaneers are sticking with a participant who has a troubling historical past with allegations of sexual assault going again to his days in faculty. Nonetheless, the Bucs can pay Winston $20 million to be the face of their franchise in 2019.
Anybody else feeling queasy?
It’s not just like the Bucs don’t have choices. They may re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose common season numbers are higher than Winston’s. Past Fitzpatrick, the 2019 free company class ought to function a handful of reasonably priced quarterbacks, who can both take over an offense or function a bridge whereas the Bucs draft and develop. Ryan Tannehill and Joe Flacco are more likely to enter the free company market. Eli Manning and Nick Foles may turn out to be accessible by commerce. And the 2019 draft class options strong quarterback prospects like Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, Missouri’s Drew Lock and Duke’s Daniel Jones. They’re not a certain factor. However neither is Winston, whose performances have been erratic.
Winston is averaging 264.7 passing yards per recreation (15th within the NFL) with 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 10 video games performed. They’ve benched him this season for poor play. He missed the primary three video games on account of a suspension after allegedly sexually assaulting an Uber driver.
However he’s their man. Good riddance.