The Tampa Bay Buccaneers intend to bring back quarterback Jameis Winston as their starter for the 2019 season, league sources informed ESPN.
Regardless of his suspension this season and a few inconsistent play, the Buccaneers imagine that Winston is the fitting man for the job and the fitting quarterback to get behind, in accordance to sources.
Jameis Winston mentioned he has “discovered lots” from Dirk Koetter since they began working collectively throughout his rookie season and, regardless of their unsure futures, they’re centered on successful.
Winston is simply 24 years outdated, he is due to make $20 million subsequent season, and the Bucs do not assume they may get anybody who is healthier than the previous No. 1 general decide.
Winston subsequent will attempt to make historical past in Tampa, turning into the primary quarterback the workforce has drafted to procure a second contract with the Bucs. No different former Buccaneers quarterback — together with Doug Williams, Steve Younger, Vinny Testaverde and Trent Dilfer — ever landed a second contract from Tampa Bay.
Winston will probably be heading into his fifth-year choice with the Buccaneers, and they’re going to have the possibility to re-sign him, franchise tag him or let him go.
Winston enters Sunday’s season finale towards Atlanta with 2,647 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 10 video games this season, together with eight begins. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner was suspended for the season’s first three video games for violating the NFL’s private conduct coverage — a suspension that stemmed from an allegation that Winston groped a feminine Uber driver in 2016.