It’s the return that half the Bucs’ fanbase needs, the opposite half gained’t even contemplate and would put your entire Tampa Bay fanbase right into a frenzy.
With the Bucs weighing their choices at quarterback outdoors of Kyle Trask and Blaine Gabbert, prepare for the thrill. There’s one quarterback out there in free company with vital historical past in Tampa Bay – Jameis Winston.
Would Bruce Arians be open to bringing again the previous first total choose?
“No, not completely,” Arians mentioned on the NFL Mix when requested if he’d be against signing Winston. “However I don’t suppose it’s the most effective factor for him.”
Winston is a free agent after taking part in the final two seasons with the rival New Orleans Saints. After backing up Drew Brees in 2020, Winston earned the beginning function in 2021. He accomplished 95 of 161 makes an attempt for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions in seven begins. The Saints have been 5-2 with Winston at quarterback.
Sadly, Winston’s season was lower quick in opposition to the Bucs of all groups. The veteran sign caller tore his ACL on a sort out by Devin White in Week 7. White was penalized for a horse collar sort out on the play.
Winston clearly has a really lengthy historical past with the Bucs. He was drafted by the membership first total in 2015, and performed 5 seasons in Tampa Bay. In that point he accrued a 28-42 document, throwing for 19,737 yards, 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions. No season higher encapsulated that five-year rollercoaster than Winston’s final yr with the Bucs in 2019. That’s when he grew to become the primary quarterback in NFL historical past to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the identical season.
Winston as soon as set a franchise document with 5,109 passing yards. However that was damaged two years later by Tom Brady in 2021, when the GOAT threw for five,316 yards.
There are undoubtedly questions on how Winston will rebound from a really critical harm. However may you think about a coaching camp the place a returning Winston, who performed at Florida State, battled Florida’s Trask for the beginning place?
If Brady isn’t coming again, I’m all for the chaos.