Becht: QB Is No. 1 Offseason Priority

December 19th, 2018

Respected ex-Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, who collects a paycheck for his work on the team’s official website, is not a guy you’d call sold on America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Speaking on WDAE-AM 620 this week, the veteran of 11 NFL seasons specifically was asked what the Buccaneers’ offseason priority should be.

Becht was very direct.

“Well, you know, your quarterback situation, you need a guy that can do it for you consistently week in and week out,” Becht said.

“And look, quarterbacks are going to have bad days, guys. I get it. Tom Brady didn’t look real good last week and the week before. I mean, you know the best of the best have bad days, but you can’t have them in four or five straight games. You can’t have turnovers every week. You can’t put your team in mistakes where you defense is put into binds and and then all of a sudden teams are dropping 35, 40 points on you because they got short field position.”

Ouch. What a kick in the gut to Jameis fans.

Becht went on to say the Bucs need to keep “loading up” on the defensive line, especially given the age of the linemen and a spotty year from free agent DE Vinny Curry. He also talked about keeping the offensive line strong, but specified players are needed who will be accountable and play consistent football.

Yes!!!! It’s a fresh episode of TAMPA TWO, starring Mr. Derrick Brooks and Ira Kaufman, presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning and Heating. You can watch it right here or at The Identity Tampa BayBrooks gets into some great talk about the Bucs’ culture.

The fans are not holding back with their questions.

70 Responses to “Becht: QB Is No. 1 Offseason Priority”

  1. sandwichman Says:

    Que the Jameis haters in 3…2…1…

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    There is never any good news on this website anymore. Sigh. Think I’ll leave it to the haters and trolls.

  3. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    We are gonna hold you to that BB. Just another idle threat no doubt. Anyways…Becht would know all about a 1st rounder not reaching expectations. He lives in Buc lore as one of the 1st round picks traded for Keyshawn Johnson.

  4. HolyBuc Says:

    First Priority????? Fire the GM/HC

    Hire Will McClay as GM let him decide on QB and HC hopefully Kris Richard.

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Yeah Becht, but that’s literally not how it has worked. Outside of a truly awful game like the Bengals game, Winston is down huge early BECAUSE of the defense, Winston would have had the ball 3 times, no turnovers, and be down by 20 in the 2nd quarter. People like Becht think when you’re down huge you just continue to run it up the middle, even if you have no running game, a defense that can’t stop anyone, and lose 35-6, but you’re happy because you protected the ball. It’s just such a backwards boring mindset.

    No, when you’re down by 20 in Atlanta because your defense can’t stop anyone, and you’re already halfway through the 2nd, you throw the ball deep and try to get back into the game and give your team a chance. BTW Winston did get his team back into that game. You think if Winston plays some Mike Glennon safe ball that you’re getting back into that game? No, you’re not. You’re just losing by 30 instead of the game coming down to the last play (only to have Dirk literally call a QB draw double lateral – he should have been fired just for that alone).

    Posted it earlier but for those that missed, Winston is #5 in QBR. #5. That’s not an end all be all stat, but what that does tell you is that Winston makes plays when it matters. Also over the last 4 games we’ve seen a fair defensive effort for the most part and guess what, Winston isn’t down by 20 and isn’t forcing the ball downfield, and suddenly those TO’s that were such an issue, aren’t an issue. Shocking how that works, right?

  6. bucfanforever Says:

    Wow, that was an easy offseason. Keep Jameis around another year. Finish finding some defense and a run game.

  7. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Lazy journalism by a jock

    The bucs are in a perfect situation

    1- You need more than 1 coach/scheme/system to truely see if it was the QB or if its the coaching fault

    2- JW is only Guareented 1 year in a proof it season comingup. The Bucs have all the leaverage and if JW doesnt show enough, they can move on without anymore cost…what more can you want?

    JBF only pays me a fraction to post here of what that washup jock gets for a 5 minute intrrview….time to renegotiate”

    Kobe Faket

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Yes, Anthony Becht does ‘tell it like it is’. But he’s wrong … QB is NOT our #1 Priority. Bucs are actually in an enviable QB situation compared to most NFL teams. Yes, BOTH Fitz & Griffin are FAs at the end of this year, but any decent GM could get at least one of them to re-sign with us (no that doesn’t include Jason Licht). Jameis is under contract already IF we choose to keep him.

    Put a DECENT OLine in front of any of those QBs, AND give them a REAL running game, and we’d get markedly different results, especially given the WRs & TEs that we have under contract. (And yes, I’d re-sign Hump in a heartbeat).

    Our REAL Priority #1 is a LT, preferably via the draft. Donovan Smith would make a serviceable LG IMO (and a very good LT BACKUP … which are hard to find in case no one’s noticed). Jensen is OK at Center, and Ali plays much better at RG than he has at either Center or LG. Fix the friggin OLine as Priority #1, along with adding a stud RB AND RT via FA, and this offense would do MUCH better than it did this year … with any of those QBs behind the wheel.

    Right behind our PRIORITY NEED for a LT is our NEED to keep building the DLine, just like Becht said, via the draft and potentially FA. Release Unrein (BAD experiment Jason), and renegotiate GMC’s contract (to into the $7-$8 mil range … absolutely no way Bucs can pay $13 mil for an aging DT and expect to be competitive next year). Would also renegotiate Gholston’s contract (to $3 mil or so). Use the $$$ saved on Unrein, Gholston, GMC & Grimes (retiring surely) and get some FA help. We NEED 2 veteran CBs, 1 veteran Safety, and at least 1 veteran LB (maybe 2 LB if Bechwith doesn’t pan out), in addition to 1 DE & 1 DT … all via FA. Bucs MUST get some experienced LEADERSHIP in here.

  9. AlteredEgo Says:

    Wow…I never thought Becht was a racist….

  10. Bird Says:

    He played for the Bucs. Works for the Bucs. Played football his whole life. Calls games. On radio. Big Bucs fan

    And Munch is saying he is wrong and doesn’t know what he is talking about.
    You got to love it.

    The most interesting man in the world.

  11. Bird Says:

    Jameis will be back next year. And it’s a prove it year. Maybe new coach/new system will take him next level

  12. BrianBucs Says:

    Becht hit the nail on the head. Licht, Koetter and Winston all have to go.
    Winston is not the answer here.
    Being forced to play Winston could cause good head coaching candidates to not want to come here

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    coming from a has been that never was — who cares…. none of the old bucs opinions carry any weight. Just a bunch underachieving mediocre losers that a small market team bought into. 5 playoff wins during a career is laughable not legendary.

  14. BucLover727 Says:

    Our coach staff and organization has less to offer to draftees and developing players than other teams.

    Players are not developed as well here across the board.

    Every draft we lament player X that we missed, but who’s to say that same player would have been developed here?! The more you understand it, the more you can appreciate what a hole continuous losing is, and the cycle it becomes.

    Next time we have a winning org, maybe we won’t be so fast to take it and that staff for granted.

  15. adam from ny Says:

    can we please make the new motto:

    “comfortably numb”

    forget “wreak havoc:, or “it’s a bucs life”…

    as bucs fans let’s just be the “comfortably numb” squad…

  16. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Development is overrated

    You have the talent and skillset to play in the NFL

    many heisman winners never was drafted or played in the NFL

    Darius Leneord is a NFL elite player because of his talent and skillset no matter what small school he came from”

    Kobe Faker

    “I tried to develop short slow cornerbacks that Gump forced me to play…No Can Do”

    Mike Smith

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Oh and in case no one’s noticed, Bucs have 26 players on our present roster or on IR whose contracts end after this season. At least HALF of those will be starters or key rotational players in this Sunday’s game against Dallas. And several other previous starters (such as Kwon) are on IR now.

    Bottom line: We’re in for a major rebuild whether we like it or not. Actually it’s probably a blessing for the new leadership that’ll surely be coming in (GM & coach). There’s really not THAT much house-cleaning to do, given that so many aren’t under contract anyways. Cut a couple of non-producers, renegotiate a few contracts, draft superbly and add a BUNCH of FAs in area of need and voila … we win the Super Bowl. Just can’t figure out exactly which year.

  18. Lamarcus Says:

    First priority should be to rid of the losing culture.

  19. LakeLand Says:

    The #1 priority is to find a competent GM

  20. NPRSageBoy Says:

    JayMiss haters? More like the JayMiss booster club.

    Wake up! He’s average AT BEST. I repeat, NOT a franchise QB

  21. Kobe Faker Says:


    Your right

    Need to hit a homerun with the right GM and than the Head coach

    We need atleast 2 great drafts with minmum 6 starters.

    Colts is doing a nice job that we should copy

    Ballard runs the whole show and he doesnt believe in quick fixes like our Gimp

    Thru the draft with young players under rookie contracts”

    Kobe Faker

  22. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Kick to the gut of Jameis fans?

    What about Buc fans?

  23. Curse of Gruden Says:

    There are so many holes on the Bucs that are much larger than the QB position. It’s obvious Becht hasn’t really watched many Buc games. Typical ex-jock turned to gas bag.

  24. Jim Says:

    Coaching prospects are told here is your QB, loser quarterback with multiple off and on field issues. Best prospects pass and the Bucs end up with a 2nd shelf HC. The beat goes on,..and on and on.

  25. donuts Says:

    I like Becht but his negative commentary seems a bit misguided. Why would you give up on a #1 overall pick when you can affordably try one more coaching regime to see if there is anything special to pull out of him. I personally think he may have it and it is worth the try. From a franchise perspective, I think it would be a mistake because of the investment and how hard it is to find a good QB. After hearing Koetter commentary on the Pro Bowl today, he is mentally shot so the voice in Winstons ear these past 3 years is not good enough. Licht didnt do Winston any favors by not getting a legit RB in the past 2 drafts too. GoBucs.

  26. tmaxcon Says:

    the best thing for a bucs quarterback is for this mickey mouse franchise to cut them…. ask williams, young, and dilfer if you can kiss their rings…. dungy the clown could not win with dilfer yet the ravens won with him using the same defensive first principals. one thing for sure is whatever decision glazers make it will be the wrong one. history proves that

  27. Iron Wombat Says:

    yeah because changing the QB will fix. No running game. Awful run blocking. Bad pass blocking. A left tackle that can’t wait to hit free agency a RG that has no business seeing the field and a RT that’s 34 and playing on one leg. An offensive scheme that relies exclusively on 7 step drops, long developing down the field throws that after week 2 has surprised no defense that we’ve faced. The whole defense is a dumpster fire. The face of the D takes more pride in his comic book collection than he does in winning. Yeah new QB fixes all that.

  28. DB55 Says:

    So I guess no one caught this but each time an opponent has scored 40 the Bucs this season Fitz was the starter and played the whole game except Chicago where Winston came in relief.

    Week 1 vs NO
    Week 4 vs Chicago
    Week 9 vs Carolina
    Week 11 vs Giants (38 points) Fitz started.

    Since week 12 when Jameis started full time no team has scored more than 28 points.

    I have serious doubts about the intellect of these so called experts but wtfdik.

  29. Not there yet Says:

    Yea ok I guess it’s all on the quarterback meaning lol the o line is strong, no need up upgrade Benenoch at all just find a quarterback that can consistently run for his life. Winston is not consistently accurate but Becht should be smart enough to know there is no great free agent pool out there for that position. Winston gets one more year and his opinion doesn’t matter

  30. Bucamania Says:

    Bucs need to find an OG like Sweezy. Oh, wait. He’s no Benenoch. How about a safety like Derwin James or McDougald? Any other RB drafted besides Rojo.

    This whole regime needs to go. Can’t evaluate players in the draft OR on the roster.

  31. Iron Wombat Says:

    The reality is any HC that ownership brings in will have a plan for fixing Jameis. Last 3 regimes have had no clue on how to use guys that don’t fit their system.

  32. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Jamies is like Lovie Smith’s cover 2 defense.

    At some point you just have to accept that it sucks and move on

  33. Ndog Says:

    I know I’m a viewed as a Jameis apologizest but this might be the dumbest thing I have ever heard anyone say. I mean has he even watched the games? How about the Atlanta game where Jameis threw for 395 yards and 2 TDs? Is that putting the defense in a bad position to win? How about the Saints game where he didn’t turn the ball over at all? How about the Bills game last year when he was damn near perfect and the defense gives up 90 plus yards in 4 plays? Or how about the Atlanta game last year when was perfect and we lost cause Freeman ran for 200 yards? This guy is now officially an idiot!

  34. Lamarcus Says:

    Yeah u get a shining new Qb to play for us but still have a losing culture? hmm wonder how that would play out

  35. Tony LA Says:

    Jameis will 100 percent be on the Bucs next year. They’d be fools to cut him in a final year with 0 money on the hook after 2019.

  36. Greg Says:

    @Kobe your admonishment of that ” journalistic jock” shows what a show boater you are. He has forgotten more football than you will ever know! Your nonsensical posts are a weak attempt at humor that are stale. Honor your word when you said you would leave this site! You have chosen to not stand by your word and painfully we see your weak efforts at trying to be relevant.

  37. tickrdr Says:

    Not so surprisingly, I searched Total QBR and ESPN, and found that Jameis Winston is ranked 9th and not 5th by that metric. Still sounds pretty good though, till I also found this from Wikipedia:

    “Further controversy erupted when the Total QBR system gave the Denver Broncos’ Tim Tebow a higher rating than the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers in their respective Week 5 contests in 2011. Noting that Rodgers completed 26 of 39 passes for 396 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Atlanta Falcons, while Tebow completed four of 10 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown, and six rushes for 38 yards and a touchdown, in a loss to the San Diego Chargers.”

    Do we really want to hang our hats on that statistic?………..yeah, me neither.


    BTW: I guess Mr. Becht is “triggered” too!

  38. cmurda Says:

    @RodMunch. Stop bringing up facts. Don’t you know, tis the season for Winston hating. Dude has to try to put this team on his back each and every game and then is blamed for forcing the ball. This defense played with a little energy in parts of the last few games but they haven’t stopped anybody all year. Let’s run off the franchise’s best QB ever before the new coach even has a chance to decide on Jameis. Sheer stupidity. More stupidity would be drafting a QB in the first round while keeping Jameis. The O Line and defense have holes everywhere. We don’t have the luxury of drafting a QB as insurance if Jameis doesn’t cut the mustard.

  39. DB55 Says:


    He’s just wrong. Read my comment above and be sure to fact check me. ✌🏽

  40. JimmyJack Says:

    At some point a QB has to win games or he will be replaced. There are QBs who carry their teams on their backs to victory. If you don’t have that guy you search for him.

    It really is all that simple. You don’t win you get replaced. This is true for each and every QB in the league. Winston is not more special then any body else. Same rules apply.

    And I’m not saying he should be cut but if he is brought back his new coach will have him on a much shorter leash then he’s had the past 4 years.

  41. Season Is Over Says:

    I guess Becht is not one of Winston’s three fans. The haters and trolls are growing stronger and more bold. Soon they will take to the streets and never go to another game again. Arrrr!! Ohno!

  42. BrianBucs Says:

    Since Winston came into the league, only Blake Bottles has thrown more pics than Winston. Sounds pretty consistent to me

  43. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Jameis Winston is the 4th best QB in our division. End of discussion

  44. JimmyJack Says:

    The whole fan debate over Winston is just getting obnixous.

    The dudes just gotta win friggen ball games. I could care less if he averages 3 picks per game and I can give a rats ass if he sets world’s records for QB ratings.

    If you win I’ll love ya. If you contribute to losing I think you suck. In the last two years he done much more of the losing part.

  45. Bucko40 Says:

    Brecht is dead on. For all of Winston’s talent he doesn’t read defenses well and he can’t make the Touch throws. He’s a hard ball throwing QB. His touch on screen passes is bad and he struggles hitting WR in stride. He’s a spot thrower. Winston is never going to progress beyond what he is currently.

  46. Kobe Faker Says:

    “It seems like both sides of the JW fence just have to wait 1 season to prove there right or wrong

    This is JWs last chance. The next coach and scheme will be JWs last one here in Tampa

    *actually having JW on his 2019 prove it season this year is beneficial.The 2020 QB draft class is supposed to be alot better than this 2019 QB class with tua and lawrence of clemson comimg out

    **mark Kobes words. JW will be top 5 QB with a modern nfl west coast offence.”

    Kobe Faker

  47. Mikiebucsfan76 Says:

    The big problem here is, Winston isn’t the only QB to fail in Tampa how about Steve Young, Vinny and Dilfer all won super bowls What I would like to see before I toss Jamis under the bus is a decent QB coach work with him They talk about where Tampa Offense is rated but my point is why the hell cant this so call top offense score in the red zone 2. R. Fitzpatrick was good for all of 2 games so what the problem here like Winston or not seems to me that the QB coach or the HC ain’t worth a sh..

  48. Kobe Faker Says:

    ” put the wr coach skyler diggins on the sh!tlist. Godwin has regressed.

    How about Brate? Great? 1 catch 9 yards vs balt for 7 mill this year?

    This whole coaching staff suks

    New gm and hc. Clean sweep

    JW your on the clock

  49. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    Vinny won a Super Bowl? On Madden? I’m for giving JW another year. What’s the better alternative?

  50. Rod Munch Says:

    LOL! Yes, the QB needs to win games all by himself and if the TEAM doesn’t win games, it’s 100% on the QB.

    So the Bucs 2002 Super Bowl year… for all these years we’ve been giving the defense the credit for that game, but that’s pure BS. It was Brad Johnson who put the team on his back and won that game. Sure, the Bucs defense literally outscored the Oakland offense, but that means nothing. Brad Johnson is all that mattered.

    Man, that’s some deep thinking. Thanks for sharing.

  51. Rod Munch Says:

    Jean Lafitte – LOL! Yes, you must, right this minute, not a year or two years from now, have a better QB in a division where you’ll likely have three HOFers… If you don’t have a QB better than them right this second, you cut everyone and.. well…

    Oh wait.

    That’s right, you literally can’t get a QB that is better than any of the other 3 right now from anywhere.

    So I guess that means you just fold up the tend, shutdown the team, and take a leap off the side of the Skyway since it’s all over.


    LOL! What a dope.

    ** It pained me to write Newton as a probably HOFer, but he’s a former NFL MVP and his numbers at the end of the day will get him in. Same with Matt Ryan, he’s a former MVP who will have numbers that force them to let him in. Neither should get in, but both will.

  52. Ozzie Says:

    Yea what a dope ..he dosent OBVIOUSLY SEE greatness when he’s witness to it..He never even …wait ,he did play in league..but still how can u deny
    The greatness ..the poise and confidence in the pocket and with EVERY pinpoint pass the Greatest QB in franchise history .hes a racist for sure..probably antisemite as well …well that’s it for you Becht ..don’t piss on our DYNASTY WE HAVE ON DALE MABRY AND HIMES ..I allready have my gear out for next years SB parade..hell be sorry when THAT COACHING happens and the perfect line is built and we have 2 1k RBs …yep that Becht is an idiot ….

  53. Kobe Faker Says:


    The JW hate is clearly blinding

    Everyone that knows anything about football all agree tha Aaron Rogers is clearly the most talented QB in the history of the NFL

    The coach killer is 5-8-1 and out of the playoffs getting slacked by the bears and running QB

    Somehow the JW haters thinks JW 1 year 21 million is more than Rogers 5 year 33mill per

    You cant talk with these haters

  54. tickrdr Says:

    More fun with statistics:
    First of all, kudos to, where all of these statistics are generated. I admit to being a “stats nerd”, so I often look for a statistic which may help to define good QB play. One I have always liked is TD percentage, i.e. the percent of passes attempted which result in a touchdown pass. So, if you get a list of 2018 passers, and sort the column by TD percentage you get:
    Mahomes = 8.7%
    Wilson = 8.2%
    Tannehill = 7.2%
    Brees = 6.9%
    Fitzpatrick = 6.9%
    Rivers = 6.9%
    Luck = 6.1%
    Trubisky = 6.1%
    Dalton = 5.8%
    Ryan = 5.6%
    Watson = 5.6%
    Goff = 5.3%
    Wentz = 5.2%
    Mayfield = 5.2%
    Roethlisberger = 5.2%
    Mullens = 4.9%
    Cousins = 4.8%
    Winston = 4.7%
    Brady = 4.7%
    Rodgers = 4.3%
    Darnold = 4.0%
    Stafford = 3.9%
    Carr = 3.8%
    Prescott = 3.7%

    I stopped here because Prescott has the lowest TD percentage of any QB whose team is leading their division. Note: Lamar Jackson was purposely not included due to small sample size to date. I believe this list includes ALL of the division leaders at present, and all of the current seeds for wildcard playoff slots, except Lamar Jackson. Not surprising that a list of 24 QBs would include all of the playoff QBs. Tomorrow, I’ll update this list with additional data.


    The last five NFL MVPs were all QBs.
    Their TD percentages during their MVP years were:
    2017 Brady = 5.5%
    2016 Ryan = 7.1%
    2015 Newton = 7.1%
    2014 Rodgers = 7.3%
    2013 Manning = 8.3%

  55. Fire Light Says:

    Becht sucks at life. Jameis Basher…

  56. Fire Light Says:

    Did He write this at a peep show booth in drew park? You know, the ones with holes in the walls..

  57. JimmyJack Says:

    Not asking Winston to win games all by himself. But he does need to contribute to winning efforts.

    In the last two years he has contributed to much more losing then winning.

    An earlier article had Winston at 0-11 in his last 11 road games. I’m sorry if you find that acceptable but I’m here to tell you that it’s not.

  58. jjbucfan Says:

    The offensive routes that our WRs run suck, they take too long, we always seem to have 2 WRs in the same area and the QB has no outlet because our RB is forced to stay in and block because our O-line sucks so bad. So lets get rid of the QB, idiots!! This is totally coaching, it is about designing plays that give your players the best chance to succeed. Oh by the way, we have had the worst kicking game,ST, running game and defense in the NFL over the past 3 years. None of those things have to do with any QB in the league, nobody could win with that on your team. I mean, we don’t have just one of those things, we have all of those things. B

  59. DB55 Says:

    Cousins = 4.8%
    Winston = 4.7%
    Brady = 4.7%
    Rodgers = 4.3%
    Darnold = 4.0%
    Stafford = 3.9%
    Carr = 3.8%
    Prescott = 3.7%
    Of these QBs which ones make the least?

    (For perspective Derek Carr signed 5/125mil)

  60. JimmyJack Says:

    At some point the noise has gotta end with Winston. It’s gotta be about wins at some point.

    He had his chances to beat the Saints two weeks ago. Had had the ball in his hand and chances to win the Ravens game last week.

    In both games he was not able to even get first downs on his critical drives. He was a complete disappointment in both of these games. And both games could have kept our season alive.

    No he is not the sole reason we lost either game but he darn sure doesn’t evade any blame. His performance was subpar.

    I’m not saying that means you have to cut the guy right now but could he please go into Dallas and do his part to win us a game? Why does that feel like I’m asking too much? Shouldn’t be this way.

  61. tickrdr Says:

    I don’t know who you are referring to when you say “he is wrong”. Becht, me, or some other poster?

    As far as you’re comment re: game scores with Fitz vs. Winston, you are definitely correct. However, I would respectfully point out that in the 9 games following the N.O. game, the Bucs offense turned over the ball 29 times, while the defense generated a total of only four TOs in those 9 games. How does the defense stop the opponents when you average MORE than 3 turnovers for those nine games, resulting in loss of scoring opportunities, or short fields for the opposing offense to score. Now over the last 4 games, the offense has only had 3 total turnovers, while the defense has generated 10 turnovers. So now the offense has limited turnovers, but once again cannot score enough points with only 14 and 12 respectively in the last two games. The problem is an offense HAS to do BOTH to win games, limit turnovers while scoring points. For the year, the Bucs offense has turned the ball over on 19.8% of their drives. In other words, one of every five drives has resulted in a turnover, including 2 “pick 6’s” which is the ultimate “short field”.
    If you look at my TD percentage list, Both Fitzpatrick and Winston have respectable TD percentages, but they are #1 and #2 in INT percentage for the year. So neither are playing well enough to win, therefore I say that Winston = Fitzpatrick. And I do NOT expect them to win games by themselves, but to date they are greatly contributing to losing them by their inconsistent play and TURNOVERS.


    Preview: Tomorrow, I will update the TD percentage list with the INT percentages.

  62. tickrdr Says:

    DB55 Says:
    December 19th, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Cousins = 4.8%
    Winston = 4.7%
    Brady = 4.7%
    Rodgers = 4.3%
    Darnold = 4.0%
    Stafford = 3.9%
    Carr = 3.8%
    Prescott = 3.7%
    Of these QBs which ones make the least?

    (For perspective Derek Carr signed 5/125mil)
    I don’t know, but suspect it is Dak Prescott, since he was a lower round draft pick, and still on his rookie deal. Then, probably Darnold and then Winston, by the same reasoning. That is why I want to draft a QB in 1st round, and hope to mold a playoff caliber team while they are still on their rookie contract.


    Fun fact: Did you know that Russell Wilson’s CAREER TD percentage is 6.0%, and INT percentage is only 1.9%!

  63. lambchop Says:

    We drafted Jameis #1 to play like Kerry Collins and Trent Dilfer had a kid.

    4 years and all we have is a game manager at this point in his career, while Deshaun Watson figured out the NFL the minute he got the start his rookie year and is continuing to dominate even after being the most pressured QB in the league.

    We picked the worst year to be the worst team in the league. That’s all I know.

  64. lambchop Says:

    Even Jason Licht couldn’t have screwed up the #1 pick in the 2016 draft.

  65. DB55 Says:


    Becht is wrong.


    I admit I haven’t paid much attention to the Texans this year. I had to look up the highlights to Sunday’s game. Something immediately jumped out at me.

    One Watson’s first TD the receiver did an excellent job of tracking what is essentially a Hail Mary. Hopkins tracks the “inaccurate” pass for a TD in a way I haven’t seen any of our receivers do.

    The second TD was even nicer. Not only is Hopkins assaulted as he runs his route, he has the ball stripped and STILL holds on for the reception. I’m pretty sure our receivers would have started fight with the ref for a flag after dropping the pass or letting it get picked off.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, see for yourself:

  66. westernbuc Says:

    No, our top priority is the right side of the offensive line.

    This line has been mediocre since Logan Mankins retired.

  67. Alanbucsfan Says:

    “He also talked about keeping the offensive line strong…”
    What team is Becht watching?

  68. Destinjohnny Says:

    The question is can we or any team be a championship caliber team
    With the 24th best O -line the 23rd best qb and the 30 best running back stable and 6th best receiving core?
    I say no
    After 5 Jason drafts here we sit

  69. Caloyskicb Says:


    I’ve also had a issue of the Bucs bringing in players that have won SBs the previous year. Almost always, these athletes fail the next year. I believe their mentality is that they’ve already proven themselves – with another team – and now they’re just gonna ease up and collect a paycheck. Too bad, it has to be us!
    This scheme for me never works. I’d rather have the Bucs develop our players and prove themselves here. Draft well!

  70. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Have spent some time with Mr. Becht in a business setting that required the use of fundamental math skills , and Anthony Becht is not the sharpest tool in the shed.