“Whoever Makes That Decision”

December 16th, 2019

“Jason, would you please tell Jameis you are the GM.”

Interesting choice of words by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, after beasting on the Lions yesterday.

Jameis got “the phone call,” also known as NBC Sports’ NFL pontificator-in-chief Peter King dialing up standout stars of the week for his renowned column.

Of course, King asked Jameis about his no-contract-for-2020 status. Jameis said he wants to be back in Tampa, something he’s said many times, and then he added, “But we’ve got to finish the season first. Whoever makes that decision, I hope it ends up with me staying.”

Did Jameis just say, “whoever makes that decision?”

Surely, Jameis knows the Bucs have a general manager. And Jameis knows he has a powerful and respected head coach.

That line by Jameis leads Joe to believe someone at One Buc Palace has told Jameis they want him back in 2020 but it’s up to ownership, aka Team Glazer.

Will Team Glazer want Jameis to return? Joe is confident Team Glazer is drooling this morning at the thought of a sixth season with Jameis. Why would ownership want to crush the momentum of this offense?

Still, after what happened to young Michael Bennett leaving the Bucs for no good reason after a monster 2012 season, Joe is leery.

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26 Responses to ““Whoever Makes That Decision””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Of course the owners make the final decision or at least make the decision that Licht has the authority…..so, Jameis is correct not to know the answer to that.

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Licht is a lap dog. Every decision is BA’s from now on. Licht is just a glorified scout reporting to BA.

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Jameis will be back-
    The contract will be 1 year, or 5-6 years or longer

  4. Kobe Faker Says:

    “This offseason Mahomes, Watson and Prescott is going to reset the QB contract

    Super agent Jay Segal is going to wait and negotiate after their contracts

    The 3 QBs above projected contracts are $35-40 million per year

    Segal is going to go tad under and confuse Forrest Gump”

    Kobe Faker

  5. Conte Piscateli Says:

    I may be wrong, but aren’t we heading into collective bargaining time? Depending on what the going philosophy is on where the salary cap may be going I could see agents either pushing for very long contracts, or a one year and let’s see how the contact landscape changes after the collective bargaining agreement is done. A top 5 contract on this agreement might be pennies compared to what comes after the new deal.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Agree with TBBF, it’s the Glazer Boyz decision. But they’re businessmen, and the thought of an actual WINNING TEAM that makes the PLAYOFFS is probably first & foremost in their minds. BA is proving that he can win with Jameis. Case dismissed.

    As an aside Joe, researched this little thingie called a franchise tag & I’m still shaking my head. Exclusive, non-exclusive, transition tag … wow. What I couldn’t find though is what happens if you offer a player a contract, and they refuse it. Can you STILL franchise tag them AFTER they’ve turned you down? Or did you offering them a contract negate implementing the franchise tag option?

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    It is my understanding that the franchise tag can be used at any time…..a player can be franchised & then work out a longer term deal…..or can turn down a deal and then get franchised…..

  8. ou812 Says:

    “whoever makes that decision?”

    I told you it’s the Glazer’s call always has been always will be no matter what your told!!!

  9. ou812 Says:

    Only one win when playing against teams with a winning record!!!

    Fools gold!!!

  10. TOM Says:

    Glazer’s are clueless as to whats going on. They will simply do whatever Arian’s & Licht tell them to do. I still wish they would sell the team & fire Licht.

  11. Brandon Says:

    Bennett was viewed as a malcontent with a bad shoulder. The free agency market also didn’t exactly swallow him up. As I remember, he was not signed until later and only a one year $5 mil deal. Schiano was the egomaniacal idiot that didn’t want him around and thought Bowers would be a stud.

  12. ou812 Says:

    Transition tag him to see what other teams think he is worth. Then match it if you want him back. Then you don’t over pay or commit but you have to bring in competition at the OB pos.

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    TBBF … Makes sense. Thanks.

  14. 813bucboi Says:


    you clueless…..lol….

    those QBs can reset the market because all 3 have been to the playoffs under their rookie contract and 2 of them have made the SB…..

    JW leads the league in INTs and never been to the playoffs let alone win 10games…..

    he’ll get 25 per year…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    glazers will do whatever BA tells them to do…..lol….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    What did Koetter say a few years back?

    “Jameis is going to be here in Tampa long after I’m gone.”

  17. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @ou yeah averaging 31 pts a game is fools gold. The most points scored in team history is fools gold. Only one fool on here, and thats you.

  18. TheRamdog Says:

    The Difference between Bennett and Jameis/Shaq is we have competent coaches who don’t get rid of players for stupid reasons. Schiano was an absolute numb-nuts how many good players did he run out of town. His QB solution was the definition of Checkdown Charlie – Mike Glennon.

    Anytime people want to get rid of Jameis think of the dark years when we had shiet QBs like that. Is Glennon even in the league anymore ?


  19. TexBuc Says:

    In the 1990’s our team had a 56 game streak of not being able to score 30 points! I remember those days of scoring about 14-16 points a game. When a team who has a 25yr old QB with 5 years experience about to enter his prime for the next 10-15 years it is crazy to even question whether to sign or not. Hell Joe Burrow will be 24 next year as a ROOKIE.

  20. BucEmUp Says:

    As Ive mentioned about a billion times before, Jason Licht was hired by lovie and has been told what to do by coaches and ownership every season since.That man does what he is told on many things not what he wants.You think thats all on Jason Licht to make that call?

    I guess it wouldnt surprise me for our fans to buy that

  21. Bobby M. Says:

    Everyone says the Bucs should “just sign him to two years”….If Winston chooses, he can play the franchise tag game no different then Cousins….which he may. Its the ultimate way to get paid your max value in guaranteed money. A two yr deal is likely only going to guarantee $25-30 million….it might be worth $60 but they are signing him for two years to give themselves a way out if needed. So Winston could say…no thanks. And just take the franchise for $25 million this year….then $30 million next…then break the bank in 3 more years at true max value.

    Cousins wanted out of Washington because of the dysfunction you see there now. Tampa isn’t that far off, we’re a small market team with a losing culture and owners that are known throughout the league as cheap….I could see Winston playing the long game on this. Few positions can pull it off but QB is one that teams will gamble on even if the player gets injured.

  22. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    Ian R. said on 620 am that the tag will be around 30M James will get at least 30M next year. He said they can easily work around the Tag… its that simple

  23. Dylan Says:

    Not sure I agree with your conclusion here. Licht could’ve said that referring to Arians. It could’ve just been a generalized word choice by Winston. I think this is reading too much into an off hand remark.

  24. Don_RyJo(e) Says:

    Yeah…I agree with Dylan. Jameis is trying to learn politician’ese and keep things vague.

  25. Howard Cosell Says:

    This confirms what Howard has been saying for years:
    glasers meddle….and they’re sneaky and surreptitious about it….
    because the DGAF about american footaball. They tried to sell us the happy loser McCoy for a decade……..losing team is cheaper and less stressful to own. You get paid the same win or lose, right?

  26. RustyRhinos Says:

    Yeah all that momentum of finding seats in the stadium, momentum of all those lines for beer, then bathroom open spaces. Momentum of fans buying team gear. I hope Whoever makes the decision is enough of a leader to say Yes. And I did this because of… same goes with if they(whoever that is) decide against the resigning. And Why. I doubt that happens.