Jameis Winston is a man on a mission this year to prove he belongs. And truthfully, he has no choice. After four years of quality yet wildly inconsistent play, Winston finds himself fighting for his reputation, a new contract and, ultimately, a new job.
This year is the make it or break year for the former Heisman Trophy winner, and Winston knows it. Earlier today he was asked about what he has worked on the most this offseason. And honestly, it sounds a little bit like what we heard last year.
#Bucs QB Jameis Winston said the areas he’s working on most this offseason are footwork, taking care of the football and completions.
— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) June 5, 2019
No more excuses. No more “I have to get better” speeches. The Buccaneers need to know if they have their franchise quarterback this year. If that’s not the case, they’ll save $25+ million a year and lock up a cheaper, top-tier QB in the 2020 draft.
The money saved would go towards bolstering the defense and in the end, the Bucs will still be in great shape. That’s worse case scenario, but it’s always nice to think ahead. Tampa Bay is rooting for Winston, but it’s time to call a spade a spade. Lower the turnovers and raise the completion percentage. If it can’t be done? Well, it was nice to see ya.