The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in desperate need of a quarterback, and it looks like they may be enlisting the help of a very familiar face.
As the Buccaneers enter a new era with Tom Brady officially retired, the team is either going to go with what they have on the roster right now, or find a QB in the draft or free agency.
According to Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox, they could look to one of their former quarterbacks in Jameis Winston to fill that void.
“It’s easy to forget that 2015 No. 1 pick James Winston was once poised to be the next big thing,” says Knox. “The former Buccaneers quarterback was a rookie Pro Bowler who helped produce a winning record in his second season.
However, Winston’s arm talent and passing prowess were overshadowed by a lack of winning—he went 28-42 with the Buccaneers—and a glaring interception problem. With the New Orleans Saints in 2021, the 28-year-old was better on both counts.
Though he started only seven games before suffering a torn ACL, Winston was very good. He passed for 14 touchdowns with only three interceptions while posting a career-best 102.8 rating. The prolific numbers he put up with Tampa Bay weren’t there (he averaged 167.1 yards per game), though, because the supporting cast was underwhelming.