Jameis No. 2 (For Now)

June 26th, 2017

Soon to be No. 1.

UPDATED 2:23 p.m. – BSPN is doing a cool fan-interactive series in which it ranks the best quarterbacks in the history of each NFL team.

The Bucs, in their 41 NFL seasons, have had a mostly brutal history of quarterbacks. From Parnell Dickinson to Wrongo Starr and too many to count in-between. Tampa Bay was largely a sinkhole for QBs.

Fans currently have Brad Johnson for the best quarterback in Bucs history, for exmpale.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is No. 2 overall.

Johnson leading the way is no surprise. Williams, who led the Bucs to their early playoff runs, left after a contract dispute and the team collapsed immediately into years of futile football. But if you just go by the numbers, one could argue Shaun King was a better quarterback (really).

Johnson guided the lone Super Bowl win and was a pretty steady performer, though Williams was flashier. Johnson was consistent, a winner, dependable and, oh yeah, a champion. No surprise fans have him No. 1.

Jameis at No. 2 only after two seasons? Joe has a hunch that before long, barring a horrible injury, Jameis will be the best quarterback in Bucs history by just about any standard.

Winning playoff games would sure help.

Will Jameis rank No. 1 before the poll closes Tuesday night?

27 Responses to “Jameis No. 2 (For Now)”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    Jameis Winston was the best Buccaneer Quarterback in franchise history the 1st day he stepped into the building at OBP.

    All Hail the Messiah!

  2. theodore Says:

    Ryan Leaf threw one of prettiest spirals I’ve seen in one preseason game. The pass was probably incomplete, sure, but that should be enough to put him like #8 on the list.

  3. DB55 Says:

    The record books tell a different story.

  4. Joe Says:

    Ryan Leaf threw one of prettiest spirals I’ve seen in one preseason game.


    He did throw a sweet touchdown pass (if memory serves) against Dallas in a preseason game.

  5. thespiritof76 Says:

    1.) Doug Williams
    2.) Brad Johnson
    3.) Jameis Winston

    The rest are a collection of bums (Chris Chandler), guys who were run into the ground by an inept organization and never were put in a position to succeed (Vinny), guys who couldn’t hack it and lacked the dedication to win (Freeman and Shaun King), or overachievers who did the best they could with what was there (Steve DeBerg).

  6. thespiritof76 Says:

    I think a better question would be who is the WORST QB in Bucs history.

    So much to choose from.

    Chris Chandler
    Jack Thompson
    Jerry Goldsteyn
    Parnell Dickinson
    Terry Hanratty
    Mike Boryla
    Randy Hedberg
    Jeb Blount
    Jeff Carlson
    Trent Dilfer (God I hated him!)
    Shaun King
    Josh Freeman

    For my money, Dilfer and Chandler were the worst due to their arrogance and piss poor attitude. Dilfer wasted about 3-4 years of the best defense we ever had.

  7. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Jeff Garcia was also pretty magical. He was fun to watch and a great competitor. Regardless, we could have had Brady with our teams from 99-01 and dumgy would have held him back.

  8. J 2.0 Says:

    The link I pulled up had Brad Johnson at #1.
    This post has been updated to reflect the interactive fan poll at BSPN. Thank you.–Joe

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    I think that you can debate the merits of Williams vs. Johnson. In a history with so few to choose from, it’s easier to separate the winners.
    At the rate Jameis is going, that list will need to be revised soon.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    thespiritof76 Says:
    “1.) Doug Williams
    2.) Brad Johnson
    3.) Jameis Winston”

    See now, I don’t feel Williams was all that good a QB. He had huge interception rates, took far too many sacks instead of throwing the ball away, and he never got a passing percentage greater than 56.5% (and only 53.4% in Tampa). Never came close to 4,000 yards either.

    And he only played 3 complete seasons. The rest were injury prone.

    Frankly, I don’t feel he should even be in the discussion.

    Brad Johnson, then Winston. And Winston is going to pass him real soon.

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Put it this way…Josh Freeman was a better QB for Tampa than Doug Williams was…and that ain’t saying much.

  12. Wesley Says:

    Might just be Garcia, and I’m not joking. He was our first q.b. I can remember (dating back to Vinny) who didn’t make me nervous with every passing play.

  13. BucdUp Says:

    Brad Johnson, Jeff Garcia, and Jameis Winston in a league of their own when it comes to Bucs QBs.. Though Shaun King was a stellar competitor too!

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    jameis winston will be the greatest buccaneer of all time. simple as that

  15. Capt.Tim Says:

    I remember watching Doug Williams walk out of the Bucs facility. And decades of garbage to follow.
    Brad Johnson had his moments. Jeff Garcia played harder than any Buc Qb((Until Jameis). Vinnie Testaverde tried to carry a dead pig of a team. Shaun KIng brought moments of hope.

    But no. Its not even close. The best QB to ever play for the Bucs is Jameis Winston. And I’ve seen them all!

  16. Wesley Says:

    I’m sorry but Doug Williams is highly overrated.

  17. James Walker Says:

    Winston is already the best QB in Bucs history. Go back and watch BJ…he was not very good.

  18. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The worst Buc QB, regardless of playing time, IS Rob Johnson! He couldn’t even get a pass off without getting sacked.

  19. Thespiritof1976 Says:

    Neither here nor there but it still bothers me how Vinny was blamed for so many things here when it was evident that everything worked against him.

    Especially Ray Perkins.

    That guy made Greg Schiano look like Tony Dungy.

    Perkins, by far, was the worst coach in team history. The moment he fought Ron Heller in the locker room told me things would end badly.

  20. DB55 Says:

    Fun fact: In 2016 Jameis Winston ranked Top Ten in the NFL in two categories;

    1. Ranked 9th in Sacks

    2. Ranked 4th in INTs

    Chicken before the egg you say? PROTECT the FRANCHISE. or not whatever wtf do I know?

  21. Mike Says:

    Steve Deberg- master of the play action pass!

  22. Rrsrq Says:

    So many too young to remember Doug, was never about stats, it was about getting it done, he did… that’s why he is number 1 for now, he had a lot less to work with than Brad

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Too many fans discredit that SB win these days.

    Not this fan. Brad Johnson, Doug Williams (was not even a fan yet) then yes, yes Shaun King, then Jameis. With Freewee coming in 5th.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    They held the trophy.

    Best QB in Bucs history…Brad Johnson.
    Best coach in Bucs history…Jon Gruden.

    Great defense, but there was a reason they brought in Brad. There was a reason they brought in Gruden.

    And then….they held the trophy.

    Same goes for many other spots on the team imo.

    That trophy is all that matters.

  25. Wausa Says:

    Brad has to be number 1 for now, but I would agree that Jameis after only two seasons should come in at number 2 ahead of Doug Williams.

  26. BridleOaksBuc Says:

    I can’t believe nobody has listed Steve Spurrier… The Bucs were so bad at that time, it literally motivated him to get into coaching. He was absolutely pounded for 2 years!!

  27. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    way to high, Freeman had a better 2 years than JW so far. Not saying he’s better but let’s be realistic.