Ian Rapoport: Winston Is Expected To Be Back

January 1st, 2020

NFL Network insider reporter Ian Rapoport, a guy who will tell you he’s friendly with Bruce Arians, has yet again said America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is expected to wear pewter and red next season.

As Joe wrote, “again.

On Monday, Rapoport was unwavering during his chat on WDAE radio following Jameis and the Bucs losing to the Falcons.

“From what I understand, Winston is expected to be back. I know [the Bucs] haven’t come out and said it. From everything I’ve been told, that has not changed,” Rapoport said, adding ,”I would be extremely surprised if the if the Bucs move on from Jameis.”

Rapoport even added that a multiyear probably benefits the Bucs, rather than Jameis going out and playing well next season on, for example, the franchise tag that would pay him about $27 million in 2020.

It’s all very interesting and entertaining. Decision Jameis likely won’t end anytime soon.

Bucs players were allocated 10 minutes each with Arians this week, private exit chats before the players leaving for winter vacation. Joe wonders what Arians told Jameis in that meeting?

Joe’s guessing Arians gave a political answer and told Jameis he wants him back but it’s not his call.

175 Responses to “Ian Rapoport: Winston Is Expected To Be Back”

  1. Pepsi Says:

    I’m not a Winston hater at all, but I’m kinda disappointed by this. Especially if it were a multi year deal. Arians was 100% right when he said we can win with a different QB. And bringing back winston means we’re gonna have to hedge our bets by using a 2nd or 3rd on a QB anyway while winston eats up major cap.

  2. james west Says:

    pepsi is right, this club is getting more and more comical the older i get, and the longer i watch em, been doing that since 76, freaking same old same old, well good thing is, if he wets the bed and they start out 1-4/ 2-6/ 3-5, maybe they will have enough sense to tank for trevor lawrence, since they could have done the same thing this year for burrow when he chit his pants

  3. Coach Says:

    Trade our 2nd round pick for Derek Carr.

    Aloha, Coach

  4. Coach Says:

    Any opinions on trading our 2nd round pick for D. Carr

  5. mikiyas1@hotmail.com Says:

    bottomline is there’s no other qb that’s better than him in free agency or college prospect! Do you think with the team high salary cap all over the players which is ready to win NOW and go for unproven qb from a draft?? Don’t worry about what his salary is gonna be.. that’s the Glaziers problem!

  6. Zzbuc Says:

    As usual Rapaport “working” for JWWinston camp……
    Please use your memory!!
    I would be VERY surprised if JW comes back with a long term deal……. and disappointed too.

  7. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:


  8. soggy Says:

    Well on that note I am now going to toss one off..[Joking].

  9. Craig Says:

    Maybe this whole thing was enough to shake Jameis up and have him do something positive in the off-season.

    I would still draft another QB in the mid rounds of the draft and do a legit competition during training camp. I say this because jameis will probably come back as rusty as he always has and sticking with him during a 1-4 start will empty the stadium.

    Just re-signing him will drop another 10k season tickets off the roles.

  10. Bucfan81 Says:

    Been a fan since 98. They bring this idiot back I will have to toss my self over board and find a new team.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    I suspect Bruce knows what’s he’s doing. If he wants Winston back I expect it to payoff.

    I would like to see what Jameis can do in year 2 of this system. The defense will be good and I bet they upgrade the Running game. Winston will have every opportunity to get us a winning record……..He will have to show consistency if we gonna do anymore then that. That’s the big question.

  12. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    How does a multiyear deal benefit the Bucs with America’s Inconsistent QB who is also America’s Turnover Machine, Jay Miss? We simply can’t allocate too much cap space to a player going into his 6th year as we wait for the lightbulb to magically come on. However, that light is never going to illuminate for this guy.

  13. Adrnagy Says:

    He should be back. I’ll be surprise if he doesn’t.
    25 yr. 8th qb to pass for 5000 yds.

    5 yrs on a horrible team. Come on licht knows that. mind games to get his money demand Down.

    Once his sign. All you marshmallow fans can get a new team.

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    Bucfan81….Good. The fanbase is better off without fans like you. TEAM always comes first. For both players and fans.

  15. NO FEAR... Says:


  16. MirrorMirrowOnTheWall Says:

    Why are you guessing that Bruce Arians gave that answer?

  17. Mr. Reality Says:

    Nothing new here. The media does what they do. He has a 50% chance of getting it right. I have always hated reporters that pretend to be non chalant in asking questions. They try to bait you into an answer, and the worst is as upi try wrap it up, they try to get at least something so they ask “so then you would say….?”

    I “expect” him to be back too, but not at $27M franchise tag and certainly not in a multi-year. A contract like that would have to have so many clauses we’d have a contract dispute before next season is over. Another MRSA, Freeman meltdown, Uber ride, or similar debacle to make the Bucs look bad nationally again. But of course, we all know Licht has done some real head-scratchers.

  18. Joseph Mamma Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    January 1st, 2020 at 4:50 pm
    Bucfan81….Good. The fanbase is better off without fans like you. TEAM always comes first. For both players and fans.

    JimmyJack, the seven people left in the fanbase, want to know who put you in charge of their welfare?

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    It’s all about ALTERNATIVES and about the MONEY. If the Bucs’ management thinks for a second that they can get a better, more consistent QB for less money then guess what … bye bye Jameis. However, at this point no one knows, not even BA & JL.

    Jameis has got a lot of positives working for him, and he’s got a number of negatives working just as hard against him. ‘Insiders’ like Rapoport can say whatever they want, but it’s still just THEIR OPINION. BA has told us that the decision hasn’t been made & won’t be made until after their evaluation is complete. That makes perfect sense to me. I’ll stick with what BA said.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    nothing is decided yet…

    winston could get dragged out of mons venus by his penis…

    or instead of uber, have a lyft incident…

    then he’s out the door for sure…

    it’s all day to day in the nfl…let it play out…

    if jameis comes back i’m cool with it and support him…

    if it ain’t jameis give me luck or stafford (somehow)

  21. SteveK Says:

    No thanks. Bring back a new QB who turns it over half as much (league average).

    Winston’s throws are picked at a rate more than double the nfl average. He had more turnovers than touchdowns.

    The most pick 6’s in a season.

    His play is a liability and it should not be rewarded with a sixth year.

  22. D1 Says:


    Because it’s the best way to approach the issue. There’s no other option, that would accommodate the different possible outcomes .

  23. Buczilla Says:

    This deeply flawed dude is not worth more than 20 million for one year. If he wants more, then adios chump.

  24. Lamarcus Says:

    Haha Haha

    Jw haters QB replacement ideas and draft strategies have INTERCEPTED!!!!!

  25. D1 Says:


    As an alternative to the decision is not made, it may be that there’s no consensus among the parties involved. BA I have to believe has decided upon the initial question of whether he wants to move forward with winston.
    This, if true, shifts the process into an entirely different perspective.

  26. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    I want be disappointed if Jameis is back next season. If you want to talk disappointment. You should have watched the Bucs from 1976 until now. Leeman Bennett,Richard Williamson, R Perkins ,multiple bad picks year after year. We have a head coach with some accountability and team that easily could’ve been 10 & 6 if not for a missed field and some bad defense at the beginning of the year. How would you like to be a Lions, Redskin or Brown fan. I am pretty sure the Bucs are gonna have a replace plan in place if Jameis falters

  27. IrishTony Says:

    BS report

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    @JimmyJack … “The defense will be good and I bet they upgrade the Running game.”

    I know this somewhat puts you on the spot JimmyJack, but a lot of others seem to be ASSUMING the same thing. What’s your rationale for saying that the defense will be good? As it stands right now, ours is very shaky IMO. JPP, Suh, Allen, Nachos, Barrett, Nassib, Adams, Minter, Acho, Ryan Smith, D Stewart … 11 UFAs. We’ll probably carry 25 defenders (7 DLine, 8 LBs, 5 CBs, 5 Safeties) so that’s almost HALF of our 2019 defense, and half of them were starters.

    How many will we re-sign? How much will that cost? How many will be replaced by other FAs? Will they be as good as what we had at the end of the season or as bad as what we started the season with?

    Same thing with the RBs though. Right now the only RB we’ve got under contract is RoJo. Barber, Dare & Logan are all UFAs. Who do we re-sign & for how much? Do we sign an experienced RB or do we draft one? If we draft one, in which round? How do we simultaneously upgrade the OLine (to include improving our depth) to ensure that our run blocking is better next year? As much as I pick on Jason Licht, I don’t envy the challenge he’s got in front of him.

  29. BrianBucs Says:

    If the Bucs do make the mistake of bringing Winston back, it will just be a repeat of this year and only delay the inevitable. Getting tired of seeing Winston give games away despite other players playing well. Bucs opponents scored 117 points off of Winston’s turnovers. That’s just too much for the team to overcome. When you are continuing to give the ball away and throwing pick 6’s and consistently costing your team games then throwing for over 5000 yards means absolutely nothing.
    If the Bucs do make the mistake of bringing Winston back, the vast majority of the fan base will have a mutiny and jump ship, and Ray Jay will be 1/4 full.
    If the Bucs do make the mistake of bringing Winston back, then they need to sign a couple of running backs that know how to tackle.

  30. IrishTony Says:

    OK a qb who literally gave up at least 100 points combining pick sixes and interceptions that led to fg’s is getting another shot in his sixth year? What if he comes back and throws 2-3 picks in his first 3 games. Then what? Are they going to stick with him because of the financial investment or are they going to have a backup in the “pen’ that can salvage the season. Just the thought of having to go to a backup is absolutely nuts. To get a decent backup you’re going to pay at least 10 million. So if you add up Winston’s franchise tag price of 25 a backup at 10 then factor in all the free agents thy absolutely have to sign on defense I just don’t see it working. i have one question for the bring back Winston crowd. Do you really (confidently) believe that they can cut his picks in half next year? And what if they can’t another wasted season with a really strong front seven and decent db’s that came on strong at the end of the season and rank 15 in overall defense.

  31. Defense Rules Says:

    @D1 … “BA I have to believe has decided upon the initial question of whether he wants to move forward with winston.” Possibly so, but BA said it wasn’t. And any prudent coach would be smart to do a thorough evaluation and keep his options open IMO. You never know what might be hiding behind Doors B or C.

  32. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Lock him up for ten years five hundred million guaranteed. After forty three years we finally have a real offense. Damn the interceptions. Dump Gay and risk that biscuit.

  33. IrishTony Says:

    i definitely see them signing Barrett, JPP, and they’ll make a strong push on Suh. Not sure about Nassib. I believe Nelson could make up for Nassib’s production. I’d like to see them sign Ha Ha Clinton Dix to shore up the safety position, draft an interior lineman with Suh serving as the bridge next year. Really believe with Bowles tutelage this could be a top 10 d. I was scanning Cards defensive stats when Bowles was there and they were getting similar production from LBs (sacks) and DB’s (passes defended) in the year prior to the 13-3 season.

  34. CalBucsFan Says:

    No doubt Jameis can do some incredible things when he’s on, but geez can he do some really stupid things too! I’ve come to realize I’m holding my breath every time he goes back to throw wondering which end zone whoever catches it will be heading towards.

    Most likely Arians will bring him back. I like the No Risk It No Biscuit approach, but there’s good risk and bad risk, Jameis seems to find the later more than the former.

    I’m a big fan of Georgia’s QB Fromm and would like to see the Bucs take him in the second round if he’s still there. The kid’s mental makeup is rated exceptional, he studies and knows the game very well, is excellent at leading receivers open, has a quick release and is VERY accurate. Average arm strength, but so what if he’s accurate and knows where to go with the ball?

    I don’t know what’s going to happen since I don’t have 2020 vision, but here’s a little California dreamin’ for the New Year:

    Take RB Dobbins, Etienne or Harris in the first round, then draft Fromm in the second round instead of resigning JW. Save the cap space and resign Barrett, Suh and JPP.

  35. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    You know I had a high school teacher tell me the story about a lady who was late to work over and over her excuse was the train held her up those mornings she was late The thing is if she would leave 15 minutes earlier she would beat the train and wouldn’t be late. Same with Jameis. Like it or not if Gay had made those 4 field goals then Jameis would have thrown that interception simply because the game would’ve been over and Jameis would’ve not needed to throw at all

  36. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    1sparkybuc, put down that crack pipe. It’s burning your hand and your mind!

  37. Mr. Reality Says:

    Stevebobucsfan….NEITHER Winston nor Gay did their jobs. Period. And there are plenty of times others do their jobs and Winston didn’t do his. And vice versa.

    These are professionals. And one of them is the first overall pick who is frankly showing he deserves to be a backup. The other is a rookie who won’t last long if doesn’t improve. Winston is well past wearing out his newbiness.

  38. tbbucs101 Says:

    Wow, lots of opinions here. From everything I have read, both going into the year, and throughout, year 1 in this offense is going to create turnovers. Jameis is a very “giving” fellow, but would expect the picks at least to drop by about 40%. If you take what Arians says to heart, then at least that many of the turnovers were on people not named Jameis. There are only 7 other people in the last 100 years that have thrown for 5k yards. That is pretty rare company. And even if we lose 1/2 of the free agents on defense, we will have enough left to only suck a little bit. That is good for 3 games right there. On the off chance that Gay can find the south goal posts, that is another 3 games. Not sure why everyone is up in arms. Jameis is far from perfect, but the dude can make throws that most pro quarterbacks only wish they could. 2019 did not end the way any of us wanted, but, barring Licht doing something ridiculous in the off season, the core is already here to make the playoffs. And lest we forget, the last 3 games were without Whitehead, Evans and Godwin. Folks, we will be above 11 wins next year (assuming we keep JW)

  39. Lamarcus Says:

    What else Qb is out there that’s better than JW?? I’ll wait.

    BA knows JW coming back is gonna milk this thing and better “stay tuned”

  40. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Time to move on. If we keep him here all we will be doing is pissing away more seasons it doesn’t matter how good the defense will be America’s g r o p e r will piss it away like he did multiple times this year. Winston fan boys aren’t real fans

  41. mark2001 Says:

    Glad all these talking heads, among them some we know very well, will be ringing the register if Jameis is retained. But the Bucs will stink, the attendance will stink, and many former fans will trade their tickets for new beach wear. If that pleases you, or having Jameis enables you to fondly remember the days when they actually played football at FSU….enjoy, I have a multitude of alternatives for my Sunday football entertainment investment and other activities. Flori-duh you shine on as usual.

  42. J Says:

    Please tell me where you clowns get the crystal balls from?

  43. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Another issue with this fan base is there is too many people in here trying to relive the long gone glory days of FSU football.

    Once again to make the playoffs we HAVE to win the turnover battle. We cannot win the turnover battle with Winston.

  44. JimmyJack Says:

    Defense rules good questions. I believe the defense will be good cause we bring back the same players(mostly) as far as starters. Bring back Shaq, JPP & Suh. Nassib may be tough to keep around once money gets tight. If we draft an OLB we should be able to fill Nassibs rotional position with both Nelson & rookie.

    For RB I’d let Barber go get his money elsewhere. Dare fill the same role & I would draft a new RB……Maybe as high as Round 1 is they see a real playmaker.

    OL has to be addressed in the draft. How high depends on if Dotson is retiring. But need to draft depth minimum.

    I don’t got names of draft prospects cause I don’t follow college.

    The depth players you named don’t seem like a huge issue. There’s always plenty of depth players on the open market that won’t demand huge salaries. Sure I like guys like Minter and Ryan Smith & Adams but their might be somebody avialable the team likes better……And let’s be honest. How much does the average Buc fan know about backup role player from outside the organization?

    Don’t know how much that will cost…….you’re good with that you tell me. Haha. But if we need extra money Brate might gotta go. I’m sure there’s another name or too they could replace cheaper. Also you could rework Jensen’s deal to free up money. Maybe Marpet?

  45. bucnut2 Says:

    Lamarcus- Let’s try Bridgwater wins 65% of his starts, Winston, 40% Isn’t this all about winning??

  46. J Says:

    I didn’t know you all have a crystal ball? Please help me predict my 2020 job performance. In addition, please can you share the recipe to be a nfl QB, nfl GM and NFL owner.

  47. bucnut2 Says:

    Mark 2001 you are spot on!

  48. JimmyJack Says:

    Also I’m not gonna rule out lower end free agents we bring in. Guys who got something to proove will see what this team did for Barrett and Perriman and the Bucs will be an attractive team to play for. Don’t be shocked if we find another free agent gem or two. Bruce did the same thing in Arizona.

  49. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    I listened to that broadcast on Monday and Ian felt pretty darn confident. Made me feel good. Looking forward to having Jameis back! Oh and folks the defense for about 2/3 of the season and all the rest of Jameis career has let us down so don’t even act like it’s been all him. Go Bucs!

  50. gotbbucs Says:

    Hard pass

  51. J Says:

    I guess I’m jealous because I am not able to predict the future. I guess I’m unlucky because I don’t complain and love everyday I wake up with my family

  52. J Says:

    With or without jameis it’s only January 1st. Be happy, even though this is regarding sports, it’s a new year. Instead of jamming your opinion/venting, be happy and be great full

  53. JimmyJack Says:

    You guys always talking about Bridgewater are driving me nuts……Absolutely nuts. There is no fit for Bridgewater here. He’s never ran a vertical offense he’s never been asked to and he never will be asked to. Just use your brain……..Do you really think they are going to throw their entire offensive system into the toilet so they can get Bridgewater? Every other player on our offense just spent the entire year learning and developing into that system. Do you really think they are going to throw away a entire year of learning and development away.

    It’s an irrational idea that will never happen. Never. You may as well ask Bruce to draft a full back and another pass catching TE.

    Understand if you want a new QB but come up with a option that makes actual cents. Phillip Rivers, Carr, heck even Dalton are better fits then Bridgewater.

  54. lowercaseg Says:

    The only thing they could do to improve winstons play is upgrade the oLine and redesign these ugly jerseys

  55. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says: Says:

    IMO…Jameis will be back next year…high stakes for sure !…If he does not improve,neither Jameis or BA will be back in 2021…and probably Jason Lite….VERY HIGH stakes next year

  56. mark2001 Says:

    Tired…don’t worry.. Jameis would rip the heart out of any D…they will never be all they can be with a turnover machine QB…demoralization…Jameis is thy name.

  57. Buccernutter Says:

    To suggest this club is getting more comical when we have arguably our best coaching staff in history at this pt is a f***in joke.

    What’s really comical is half of you guys who suggest you know better.

  58. Jimmy Says:

    If jameis1of1 truly is Licht, Jameis will probably be getting the biggest contract a qb has ever seen.

  59. bucnut2 Says:

    Jimmy- most people said Bridgewater was nt fit in NO offense. His career avg yard per attempt is VERY close to Winston’s AND he does not turn the ball over. Oh by the way, he wins. Call Anthony Becht, he’s already endorsed Bridgewater
    over Winston.

  60. Pa Privateer Says:

    It is not just a Litch/Arians decision. The Glazers know very well the majority of Buc Fans are fed up with Winston and could see a drastic “TEAM” improvement this year at many positions. There is also a BUTTS IN THE SEATS factor and in my opinion, that will be the deciding factor.

    The Glazers will tell Litch to offer a very team friendly contract that has an out, and go get another QB.

    If it were up to me, I would trade the Jags a 4th for Minshew, and draft a QB, OT and DL in Rounds 1-3

  61. HeavyE Says:

    Great News!! All of the Haters of JW, can go find new teams now! Winston will be the Buccaneers Starting QB, next Year……..Deal With It!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!

  62. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @Ian Rapoport: Winston Is Expected To Be Back
    who had ANY doubt ….really we need IR to tell us what is going to happen!!!!!???
    we know JL, we know BA, and most important we know Glazers….
    Mr Magoo is postponing “the decision”, not because he dont know what they are going to do, but ONLY for PR reasons. Waiting for us to cool down and forget what a disaster QB we have. I really hope it shows at the season ticket holders… how they give them a lesson.

    BA = LovieS 2.0

  63. Couch Fan Says:

    Its sad to me that the people who support Winston dont care about his turnovers, winning, a dwindling fan base, playoffs or anything else that actually matters. All they care about is that their guy is starting. Drafting Winston is clearly becoming one of the worst decisions this franchise has made and thats saying something considering all the stupid things the Bucs have done. I partyly blame myself for begging us to draft him. Ugh. Pleasea dont let this be true.

  64. HeavyE Says:

    Jameis, Jameis, Jameis……. HaHaHaHaHa

  65. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    That Non-Exclusive Tag is looking real good right now.
    Especially the way QB Justin Herbert is playing.

  66. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  67. Buccernutter Says:

    Couch fan

    What you just posted was laughably inaccurate.

  68. Pewter power Says:

    Winston is expected to be back.

    Said by everyone with common sense. He still earned competition, please draft someone that will make him squirm every time he throws an interception.

    If you dont make the playoffs next year the only thing that will save lichts job is winston getting benched for an exciting rookie quarterback.

  69. ATrain Says:

    Bring back Winston

    Then seats will be Cheap to the Pick-Six Show

    Maybe some marketing ideas for the stadium Family pack of seats with a Turnover Dog and a Pick of your favorite soda

  70. Couch Fan Says:

    Only thing laughable is anyone supporting Winston. Thats laughable. LMAO

  71. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Winston absolutely deserves to be back.

    But the Bucs still need to draft a QB in the 4th-6th rounds because Jameis had too much freedom and no actual threat behind him this year. He needs someone to pressure him.

  72. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Couch fan

    In what world is 30 touchdowns laughable?

    You guys worry about picks too much not actual production.

  73. JimmyJack Says:

    Bucnut2…….New Orleans runs a much different offense. Sorry bro Bridgewater has never worked in an offense like this. That’s why you can count the number of 300 yard games he ever thrown on one hand.

  74. Couch Fan Says:

    The same world where they laugh at the 30/30 club members. And theres only 1 of them.

  75. IrishTony Says:

    Get this straight I”m a Bucs fan not a Winston fan. Players come and go, fans typically don’t. IF he’s back I’ll support Winston as a fan of the team but I’m concerned that because of this year’s regression things won’t be much better next year. Can’t afford to have another 25 plus picks from your QB. The window for a championship really begins next year and may be open for a another 2-3. I haven’t seen any proof thus far that Winston can play consistent “playoff” caliber football. This whole “rah rah Jameis” stuff is ridiculous if it doesn’t lead to wins.

  76. Buccernutter Says:

    Couch fan

    Ya man supporting your inevitable starting quarterback for your favorite football team is laughable. Got it 👍.

    This fan base is dumb as s***

  77. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I’m not saying that Jameis doesn’t throw too many picks, he does.

    But if you have a QB who can throw for 30 TDs and 5,000 yards you give him another year to see if he can figure out the int problem.

  78. Kord Says:

    Wow this team is gonna blow forever

  79. Couch Fan Says:

    He’s had 5 years. Another year isnt going to solve anything. Its just wasting time.

    And yes WinstonNutter you are dumb as Sh!t.

  80. Pete I Says:

    We will be keeping Winston the 30-30 man and his 111 turnovers and 28-42 record and sea of meaningless stats.

    I mean why wouldn’t we?

    And we will likely waste another year but it is as it is.

  81. Mike Johnson Says:

    No surprise here. We..most Buc fans who truly follow the nuances of this team think Jameis will be back. I still think the Bucs would be wise to go after Bridges though. He is steady and much less mistake prone than Jameis. We’ve had 5 yrs of Jameis sayin, I got to improve..I will improve. He was the direct cause of 2 losses this season. Some even say 4…Your call. All I can say is fortify our Defense and make it the Buc Defense of Old which won us a superbowl. We are gonna need every ounce of it with Mr. Jameis. He has not improved his turnovers in 5 yrs. Why..do you think he will suddenly change. He can’t.

  82. Stanglassman Says:

    Sometimes people give tells that they have no idea what they’re talking about like comparing Jameis’s win percentage to Bridgewaters. If Jameis played his games with the Vikings and Saints his winning percentage wouldn’t be higher? Noodle arm is not coming to the Bucs as long as BA is coach, there is a zero percent chance.

    Jameis is retuning to TB so just get use to it. If you’re so disappointed that you can no longer bring a fan go root for the Dolphins or Jags like others said we don’t need you.

  83. MadMax Says:


  84. Couch Fan Says:

    Nope, we aint going anywhere. We are going to be here hollering we told you so when we go 6-10 next year.

  85. Buccernutter Says:

    Couch fan

    Meh, I’d have to side with the guy who suggested he knows more than Bruce Arians about football as the one who is in fact…

    Dumb as s***

    You gotta work on the comebacks if u want to hang in this group. S***’s weak.

  86. MadMax Says:

    Sike….new years day april fools…..GOT EM!!!! LOL

  87. firethecannons Says:

    ok sign Winston but spend a second round on Jacob Eason
    Winston never gonna change–just more of the same so get ready to dump him in 2021

  88. SOFIERCE Says:

    Picks lose games by giving away points and at the same time taking away potential points. It changes the momentum of the game and wears out our defense in the process. Makes the other team more confident while robbing our confidence. It’s freakin embarrassing when it happens multiple times during a game.

    No it’s laughable because everyone expects it to happen.

    Time to move on.

  89. Couch Fan Says:

    Who said anything about knowing more than Bruce? Bruce hasent even made a decision.

    Before telling someone to work on comebacks maybe you should actually be factual.

    Yes you are dumb as sh!t.

  90. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I don’t understand the hate for Winston or the all out love. I wonder if there are any fans out there like me…in the middle. 32 TD 30 picks. The way I feel about him is pretty balanced. Some that hate Winston are acting like he is Vinny T or something. Those that love him are always coming up with excuses for his poor plays. Bottom line is he ain’t terrible, and he ain’t great. There are without question better QBs starting in this league just as there are worse QB starting in this league. If you can’t find a better option, then he stays. I trust BA to figure things out. These coaches in less than one full year have done very good imo. This is a tougher, more physical team than last season. They actually signed some good free agents. The kicking game ain’t great but it is slightly improved. Our DBs are progressing nicely. BA will figure the rest out over the next season or two.

  91. Buccernutter Says:

    I think the people who support Jameis are misinterpreted as being huge Winston fans when it’s really just a matter of supporting the inevitable starting qb who has the potential to be one of the greatest of all time. If you reduce the ints, which Bruce still suggests he can do, that’s precisely what he is, one of the best.

    The ones who hate on him constantly have a much stronger passion against him if you truly have the pulse of this fan base. It’s evidently a hate derived from more than just his ints. Sadly.

  92. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    I look at how much he moves the ball and makes plays reason I want to keep him. Tampa has never had a QB who just continues to move the ball downfield. Plus he has yet to have a decent defense for an entire season, no RB, and has had multiple offenses to run. In my opinion he has had to carry a poorly built team for years. I’m just not ready to blow the thing up yet until he gets his second year with Arians like we all expected, and actually has a decent defense for an entire season like all the other good QBs have. Sprinkle in a decent running game and now teams have to key on the run as well which they have not had to do since Doug was here. That in itself will pull the guys sitting underneath his routes more to the line of scrimmage which will help reduce his TO’s greatly. Do you think teams were actually scared of our running game? We just see the big picture and are trying to protect the team and fans from repeating mistakes we have made with other past HOF QBs we let go. Jameis deserves at least another season. All these are reasons on why I pull so hard to not let him go. Go Bucs! Go Jameis!

  93. Buccernutter Says:

    Couch fan

    You’re still slacking. I guess you’re dumber than I thought.

    If he comes back, and he will, then you are the one suggesting you know more than Bruce by stating “another year isn’t going to solve anything”.

    You have embarrassed yourself so bad I will never respect anything you say. But keep repeating what I say back to me and hating on a stranger on the internet.

  94. Couch Fan Says:

    Again lets be factual. Not opinionated.

    To smart football fans INTs are a BIG deal. And when you lead the league in turnovers, YOU are a big problem. FACT.

    That in itself would cause smart football not to like a player. To suggest there is more to it is ridiculous.

    Having said that, there is no doubt some people do hate Winston at a deeper level. I simply hate the QB and believe he will continue to cost us games. Nothing else.

  95. Ndog Says:

    This whole thing reminds me of the Kirk Cousins/ Redskins situation. I love this team but it is just clear that only poorly run organizations get themselves in these situations. The Redskins did the franchise/rip him in public routine with Cousins and I think it worked out well for Kirk Cousins who is looking at playoff football, while the Redskins just hired yet another coach with also yet another new personnel guy. So they have a young QB that will have a new head coach after just one year and a new direction. Sound familiar?

  96. Couch Fan Says:

    Incorrect WinstonNutter

    Winston 5 years in the league suggest another year wont change anything.

    And you think I care what you respect? LMAO. You are nothing to me.

    Just dumb as sh!t.

  97. Ricordo Says:

    I remember the good ol’ days when the Bucs won a SB with a gunslinger like Brad Johnson.

    Instead of someone that can’t throw a ball away without being called for intentional grounding. Or who developed a new category, ” Completed Pass to the Defense”. Or CPD, for short.

    “Midnight, not a sound from the pavement.
    Has the moon lost her memory? She is smiling alone.
    In the lamp light the whithered leaves collect at my feet,
    and the wind, begins to moan.

    Memory, all alone in the moonlight.
    I can dream of the old days, life was beautiful then.
    I remember, the time I knew what happiness was.
    Let the memory live again…”

  98. Ndog Says:

    Nailed it ⬇️

    Buccernutter Says:
    January 1st, 2020 at 7:02 pm
    I think the people who support Jameis are misinterpreted as being huge Winston fans when it’s really just a matter of supporting the inevitable starting qb who has the potential to be one of the greatest of all time. If you reduce the ints, which Bruce still suggests he can do, that’s precisely what he is, one of the best.

    The ones who hate on him constantly have a much stronger passion against him if you truly have the pulse of this fan base. It’s evidently a hate derived from more than just his ints. Sadly.

  99. Ndog Says:

    So do I Ricordo so please tell us when Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Ronde Barber, Mike Alstott and MARTIN GARMATICA coming walking through the door. With those guys you could count on not needing to score 35, running the ball when ahead and making a freaking FG to win a game or put a game away.

  100. Buccernutter Says:

    Couch fan

    Glad to know we’re on the same page here. Unfortunately for you, anyone with any real IQ is going to find it evident you are the one that is in fact dumb as s***

    You have no shot dude. Good luck.

  101. Couch Fan Says:

    CPD… I actually like that.

  102. Couch Fan Says:


    Still trying to get my attention I see. I would respond but like usual all you are doing is stating a ridiculous opinion.

    Its pretty evident though most agree with me. That must really irritate you huh?

  103. MadMax Says:

    Waiting on the race card to be pulled….you’re almost there buccernutter

    SMDFH!! its endless and always will be!

  104. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If IF’S and BUTS were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas!

    If your Aunt had balls , she’d be your Uncle.

    If Jameid didn’t throw interceptions, he’d be Great!

  105. Buccernutter Says:

    Couch Fan

    Um sure thing. Go sit back down at the kid’s table.


    Sounds like you interpreted it that way. That’s on you. There’s a ton of reasons for people to dislike Jameis according to them.

  106. Tackleblockwin Says:

    @ Im tired and 87 is right Says

    I couldn’t agree more about the running game. I think we all can all agree that is the next step on O. Can’t blame BA for the running game yet. The man can only fix so much at a time. But next year, I expect it to be solved.

  107. Buccernutter Says:

    “I would respond but..”

    As he’s responding.


  108. Ndog Says:

    For all you Justin Herbert folks I hope you are watching this have tonight and that will put those ridiculous comments to bed. This guy flat sucks but anything is better right?

    First half stats 9/14 for 81 yards 0 TDs 1 INT and when watching it he is even worse than those numbers suggest.

  109. Couch Fan Says:

    And 2 more replies that have nothing to do with Winston. But everything to do with me.

    I just love when someone is so easily frustrated.

    Dumb as sh!t

  110. Buccernutter Says:

    Oh you’re responding to me AGAIN…

    But didn’t you say….

    Ah nm

  111. Couch Fan Says:

    Dont remember saying I wouldnt respond to you.

    Staying factual must be a hard thing for you to do.

    Dumb as sh!t.

  112. MadMax Says:

    @buccernuutter, my apologies if that wasnt your intent.

  113. Buccernutter Says:


    Na it’s all good.

    Can’t wait to see the first article on this site revealing he’s staying. It’s going to be a s*** show.

  114. BucsRGarbage4Real Says:

    So how does a quarterback who has had 83 interceptions in 5 years get dubbed “America’s Quarterback”?……. asking for a friend.

  115. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Vikings from a couple of years ago should be the model to follow. Solid defense, good receivers and running game and Case Keenum at QB. They went to the conference championship game. Bucs shouldn’t be afraid of finding another QB.

  116. stpetebucsfan Says:

    “You guys worry about picks too much not actual production.”

    And you guys worry about stats too much and don’t understand the ultimate production…wins and losses!!!

    So NDOG stupidly suggested that people admiring Luck but not JW were….wrong. He suggested we compare their first four year in the league.

    Luck won more games in his first two years than JW won in his entire first four!! Luck won 11 games each of his first three years.

    And while Luck retired…walking away from 500 million even though he had ONLY earned 100 million in his career at that point. Imagine that…a pro athlete who can figure a way to live on JUST 100 million. JW is apparently struggling on the 20.9 he earned last year along with the over 25 million for the first 4 years. I mean imagine trying to get by on close to 50 million when you go to restaurants or clubs and everybody wants to comp you…car dealers want to hook you up…the fringe benefits are awesome and if JW hadn’t been a cretin off the field he could be earning big bucks in commercials

    Andrew Luck! So who coached him that first year he started the three year run of 11 wins a season? BA. Who else left the sport for a year because of health…BA. I know it’s a long shot but how do we know BA hasn’t talked with his old friend? Can anybody even imagine Luck with ME…Godwin..Perriman…

    Oh but who cares. NDOG has informed us all that Luck is not better than JW.

  117. Sharthappens Says:

    We may keep him due to negative impact associated with his departure and how that would effect the revenue tied to the gentlemen’s club. Significant tax income for the city of Trampa.

  118. Jaywill Says:

    First 71 Career NFL Games

    Peyton Manning:
    18,543 Yards
    125 TD’s
    91 INT’s
    61.72 comp %
    468/9 Rushing Yards/TD’s

    Jameis Winston:
    19,737 Yards
    121 TD’s
    88 INT’s
    61.34 comp %
    1044/10 Rushing Yards/TD’s

  119. Buccernutter Says:

    Oh okay so now jameis is a strip club addict.

    Got it 👍

    Looks like he’s being set up for failure. I’d leave this fan base.

  120. stpetebucsfan Says:

    BTW There is a disturbing trend here. A small but enthusiastic minority are JW fans more than they are Buc fans.

    They have said so in their posts! Yet those of us who have now lost confidence in JW are called haters and not true Buc fans.

    I root for the Bucs to win!!! I do not care who is at QB if he is winning and staying out of trouble off the field.

  121. EEK Says:

    Means nothing

  122. tickrdr Says:

    22 wins 6 losses.
    4 wins 7 losses.
    6 wins 35 losses.


  123. J Says:

    The most pathetic part of this discussion, is that everyone knows football and to be a nfl quarter back. Why aren’t any of your overweight and or illiterate people employed? Let alone a nfl team. Working at Walmart and missing teeth does not count

  124. stpetebucsfan Says:


    And EVERYBODY posting these ABSURD comparisons of JW to great players like Manning and Luck.

    STOP posting meaningless stats. Tell me the rules that state you get to the playoffs much less the SB on any stat but ONE.

    Wins and losses.

    From EMPIRICAL statistical evidence one can literally say by the ONE STAT THAT COUNTS…Peyton Manning is a winner!
    Andrew Luck is a WINNER!!! He won 20 more games than he lost in his 6 years. JW is a LOSER! He has lost 14 games more than he has won!!!

    Oh and stop with the if he had…yadda yadda yadda…the defense over the 2nd half of this season was excellent. See Joe’s thread on Bowles numbers.

    So did JW’s ball security improve once he had a defense. NO!

    Oh but he lost ME and Godwin those last two. The final game Perriman played out of his freaking gourd. No running game…ROJO goes for over 100…and did anything change with JW?

    JW is delusional. He believes in his talent so much that he tries too many low % passes…combine that with his sometimes erratic arm…bad decision making..and limited ability to see the entire field….it’s not going to get that much better.

  125. Steven007 Says:

    Surprised Joe hasn’t reference to this article yet:


  126. Troy Says:

    Anybody who says there’s no one better is just blowing smoke and hasn’t watched any football other than the Bucs all year. People act like Winston is Montana. He hasn’t done anything in his career yet you claim there’s no one better. It’s nonsense. This is a win/loss league. He doesn’t win.

  127. Kord Says:

    J please be the Bucs new qb, not

  128. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Some people would rather have Mitchell Trubisky who doesn’t throw any INTs but will put up 10 points a game


  129. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    All haters want to repeat over and over again
    30-30. But how about the rest…he has one handicap to overcome:

  130. J Says:

    I just want thee Ed Bucs to finally have a consistent QB

  131. Buccernutter Says:

    But the bucs were 5-3 and 2 missed field goals away from potentially 7-1 even with jameis’s erratic play. Same play that set records with 900 yards 8 TDs in back to back games.


    This debate is somewhere in the middle. Doesn’t have to be so intense either way.

    I’m just rolling with my inevitable qb.

  132. Losing hope Says:


  133. J Says:

    We don’t know anything about developing a QB. Let’s hope the Bucs will figure it out

  134. Buccernutter Says:

    With the excellent defense in those 8 games ^^^

  135. Sleepy903 Says:

    People don’t like the multi year contract but understand contracts are tradeable. When QB’s are looking for 40-45 mill in the next 2-4 years a 32 million dollar contract is a bargain for a team that won’t wanna pay 40. Did all you Jameis haters can be happy. I don’t care one way or another I just know a franchise tag benefits Jaboo more than the team.

  136. The Coroner Says:

    Manning and Luck played with MUCH better players on both sides of the ball.
    Does make a difference.

  137. BB Says:

    There aren’t many options or ideas at qb that wouldn’t be an improvement over Winston. Why do we keep having to suffer?

  138. NYbucsfan Says:

    I hope not he sucks!!! We will never win with him. He is consistently the best player on the other team!!!!!!!

  139. Jean Lafitte Says:

    If you want change at QB you must fire the GM

  140. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Stpetebucfan you are going off one game in which he had all the elements I was talking about. Not enough sample size to say he’s not a winner. Remember if just one of those field goals of three were made the pick six never happens and most would have wanted Jameis back. My point is you can’t make a decision with one game in which we should have won.

  141. Jean Lafitte Says:


  142. Bucs 14 Says:

    We will never win a super bowl, or go deep into the playoffs with Winston. He is too inconsistent. 5k yards, 32 TDs is great, but 30 INT and 7 pick sixes a year will now get you to the playoffs in this league. Can Winston be fixed? By year 5, and hasn’t changed yet, I doubt if he will ever be fixed.

    Go back and watch highlights of Jeff George. Winston plays the same way.

  143. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I’ll concede it’s a team sport but who were Luck’s great receivers…more than 1…2…or 3.

    His OL was so horrid he left football because they got him abused regularly.

    No doubt that JW would have more wins with our SB defense.
    No doubt that JW would have more wins with Marshall Fault on his team…who btw was long gone before Luck hit Indy.

    If ANY QB had what the JW supporters continually whine about they’d be in the playoffs.

    JW HAD A playoff defense the final half of the season. His defense improved to playoff caliber. ROJO got better…106 yards his final game…only JW choked those final two games…oops gotta count a rookie kicker from nowhere who certainly choked that final game.

    But I accept your point. It’s a team game…but when viewed over five years trends become obvious…trends like winning and losing. And if JW was even within shouting distance of Luck it might be different. Again…Luck won TWENTY more games than he lost. JW has lost FOURTEEN more games than he won.

    IE…If JW lead the Bucs to PERFECT seasons for the next two years he would finally catch Luck.

    If it was even a little close…but the disparity is HUGE.

    It is disrespectful for me an old dude…old school…to compare wanna be’s with actual real successes. JW has been in the league five freaking years and still NO PLAYOFFS.

    Could we at least wait for JW to make a playoff before comparing him to his obvious superiors.

  144. PhillyBuc Says:

    Jeez, man this is exhausting, let’s all get a life and let the trust the coaches to make the right decision. Whether they hit it right, they still get paid and we continue to dwell on what might have been. Then relocate the team who gives a sh/t.

  145. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    You should ask Winston that next time you guys are in bed together.

  146. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “JW had a playoff defense for the final half of the season”

    The Bucs also won 5/8 of those games soooooooo……there you go.

    Oh and does that include the Saints putting 34 up on us or the 9 points that Matt Gay left on the field last week?

    I don’t think people are getting how valuable 9 points left on the board are in the NFL. Thank you Matt Aguayo I mean Gay.

  147. MTM Says:

    I’m not buying it. Why would the Bucs put a gun to their own head and sign this clown. Nobody is after him. Let him walk.

  148. SteelStudBuc Says:

    If Jameis come back next year, he’ll be the first QB to pass for 6000 yards, 40 TD and 40 INT and 10 pick 6 sixes.

    Buccaneers will be 6-10

  149. ElBajito43 Says:




  150. ElBajito43 Says:

    K I l L yo u r S e L F
    NDog, Im idiot and it’s 87, and LaMarcus

  151. Sport Says:

    JW. DYAR 65 Rank 23rd DVOA -9.6% Rank 25th
    Carr DYAR 1,074 Rank 6th DVOA 18.9% Rank 8th
    Teddy DYAR 345 Rank 20th DVOA 15.7%. Rank 9th
    Rivers DYAR 721 Rank 14th DVOA 6.8%. Rank 14th

    Luck. DYAR 1070 Rank 7th DVOA 13.3%. Rank 9th
    JW. DYAR 470 Rank 16 DVOA 6.9% Rank 15th

    In BA I Trust!

  152. Wesley Says:

    So more of the same crap.

  153. soggy Says:

    New game just came out replacing smack a mole it’s called smack a winston..everytime he pops his head up just smack em..lol

  154. Jean Lafitte Says:

    “Resistance is Futile”

    They really could care less about the negative impact Winston has had on this fanbase. Jason Licht is not about to admit he’s wrong about Winston and will force us to endure his mistake. The Glazers are too weak to overrule Jason Licht.

    In spite of their sheer stubbornness I fear “the coach killa” will take this regime down next season.

  155. ElBajito43 Says:

    Jean Lafitte


    Words of Wisdom

  156. July Joe Says:


    Follow the ONE GUY who’s been 100% right on JW and you won’t have to “wonder” about stuff like this … he’s got the info way before Rappaport does.

    The Bucs already GUARANTEED JW he’s get NO WORST than the transition tag if he played rhe last two games, and now them now announcing a tag is proof-positive they are TRYING to sign him to a long-term deal, and if he demands too much, they will tag him,

    People in the know made all that clear a long time ago.

  157. July Joe Says:

    ^ The ONE GUY is of course Jameis 1of1 on Twitter.

  158. Stanglassman Says:

    Why do people just make Sh!t up about Jameis? We got national TV commentators saying he is lazy and doesn’t put in the work when everyone who’s ever worked with him says the opposite. Now we have ‘Bucs fans’ claiming he has trouble living on 20 million a year and spends all his time at strip clubs yet have ZERO EVIDENCE to back it up. All the guy talks about at the podium is giving thanks to God, making himself better and winning football games. It’s well documented all the effort, time and money he spends in the community. The players and coaches who know him best love and support the guy. You’d think this would tell you’ll something. The people spreading these lies are the ones who should take a long hard look in the mirror they are the ones who are the embarrassment to this community not Jameis. We all know it’s not just the turnovers that makes you prejudice against him.

  159. July Joe Says:

    ^ Samer Ali said something very similar too in his last podcast and I think he might be dialed in somehow too, or maybe he just gets his info from Jameis 1of1.

    JC Cornell might end up looking like an idiot after the draft especially since on Twitter he’s seemed to say the Bucs will draft Hurts, then switched to Eason, then Tua/Herbert and back to Eason. If they don’t draft any of the top QBs, he might look really bad.

    I trust Jameis 1of1 and like this site for all other Bucs news, put the two together and I feel covered, LOL.

  160. July Joe Says:

    BRETT FAVRE has compared Jameis to HIMSELF!

    TONY DUNGY said Arians needs to change and said the Bucs HAVE TO bring Jameis back

    DEION SANDERS said Jameis is a winner and if the Bucs want to win they need to bring him back.

    THREE OF THE GREATEST PEOPLE EVER ASSOCIATED WITH THE GAME OF FOOTBALL … but the IDIOTS who post on this site think they know better … HAHAHAHAHA …. MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Deez days Says:

    Bucs will be losers as long as Winston is here… he comes back I’ll just watch other teams until he’s gone that’s all

  162. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    what a way to start the year. The Jameis Bashers have to wake up to this news and spew their hate for America’s QB, Mr. Excitement, Pro Bowler, The Almighty Famous Jameis Winston! Bring the hate Jameis Bashers and forever live in envy!

  163. Ricordo Says:

    Call me crazy, but I think that JBF.com needs more articles on and about JW.

  164. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Jameis article move the needle because of the Winston Bashers. Every time JBF posts an article on this site the Winston Bashers flood the comments… it doesn’t even have to be Jameis related and BLame Jameis!

  165. 941bucsfan Says:

    Lol I told people are wasting their time being upset lol. Jameis will be back and so will they at the season ticket box office. Stop kidding yourself

  166. Ricordo Says:

    Just in case, I already registered the domain name jameiswinstonbashers.what

    It will be a football smorgasbord of all things Jameis. 🙂

  167. 941bucsfan Says:

    Bruce is a loyal dude… just look at what he says about his coaches. And how much he kept in touch with jameis since he was a kid… if you think bruce is gonna kick a 25yr old guy to the curve that he has known for 16years, you are crazy… that just aint who bruce is.

  168. Buccernutter Says:

    Okay so some of you apparently know what you’re talking about but think it’s licht who’s making the decision on Jameis!?


  169. MTM Says:

    The Winston homers that think turn overs don’t matter should never comment on football moving forward. So its great if our defense creates turn overs and its expected but if Winston turns it over 4 times in a game its ok or its fixable after 5 years? This is delusional thinking. Winston doesn’t need to be resigned whatsoever under any circumstances. The fan base that is already tiny will be gone after game 5 of 2020 when they go 2-3 and nothing has changed.

  170. Buccernutter Says:

    Winston homers that don’t think turnovers matter don’t exist. Wtf are you talking about?

    You guys really sure do reach.

  171. Architek79 Says:

    Man please don’t delay the inevitable. A 6th high turnover season and more losing. I can’t take another decade of this stuff from the Bucs or Winston.

    He’s a terrible qb!

  172. FireJasonLicht Says:

    If this is true and they resign Winston I not only WILL NOT buy season tickets next year I’ll be done with this team all together. I refuse to endure anymore trash QB play and be force fed that crap for another year or more.

  173. Ricordo Says:

    I do not know which is worse. Either the Dungy/Gruden run for the SB where until the last 15 seconds of the game you never knew if the Bucs would win or lose. Or the JW show where a new Vegas line of under/over interceptions even has the bookies scratching their heads. Don Santito would’ve made a killing in these times.

    But this I know. I trust Coach Arians’ football judgment and, consequently, that of of his staff. I want them—happy.

    I also know that Coach Arians’ football philosophy has always being—“keep firing”. He’s not going to change now.

    All that being said, if JW is resigned, the contract should include a provision where the team will buy him prescription goggles and he will be obligated to use them. Even on a Uber ride, or in the throne.

    And throw away the visor. For all we know, JW can’t even see the raised fingers in the stands.

  174. Ricordo Says:

    Forgot. Myopic astigmatism causes blurry vision and lack of depth perception.

    If he has never used corrective prescription lenses or has worn the wrong prescription, he’ll never know the difference.

    It’s the glaring difference between diving for crabs or lobsters, with and without a diving mask.

  175. HeavyE Says:

    Jameis is the Best QB,that this Franchise will ever have. Period, get over it Haters!!!!! LMAO…..