Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Jameis Winston returned to the team after serving his three-game suspension. But, lots of things changed since he left the Bucs following the start of the regular season and he might not have his job anymore.
Although Winston is their franchise quarterback, Buccaneers’ are seriously considering leaving Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starter. Fitzpatrick is 2-1 this season, and recently became the first quarterback in NFL history to have more than 400 passing yards in three consecutive games.
Bucs’ head coach Dirk Koetter is currently the only one who knows the Week 4 starter and isn’t ready to spill the beans just yet. But Jameis Winston isn’t too worried about that at the moment.
“My passion for this team, my love for the team, goes beyond where I’m out there throwing the football for this team or not,” – Winston told reporters on his first day back. “Like I said, it’s my first day back. Let me enjoy that before I start answering any more questions about that.“
According to the 24-year-old, the most important thing is the success team is having.
“It’s about the team’s success,” – he added. “I’m not a selfish player; it’s about our team. We’re out here doing big things, and we have to continue doing it.“
The overall feeling around the league is that Tampa Bay Buccaneers will continue Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting QB as long as he plays well. So, you can expect the 35-year-old veteran to start the game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday even if Koetter doesn’t want to say it right now. He will remain at the position as long as “Fitzmagic” continues. But after it runs out, Winston will be ready to step in.