Report: No Surgery For Jameis

January 14th, 2020

We all watched America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, play through a broken thumb in four December games and put up extraordinary statistics that included a whopping interception total.

Call it Jameis being Jameis.

But what about that thumb?

As Bucs fans learned this season, sometimes guys have surgery and you don’t hear about it.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport has been monitoring Jameis’ thumb situation and told WDAE radio this week that he’s learned Jameis will not have surgery on the digit and the healing is completely on track.

This is excellent news, even for the Jameis haters (hopefully). But Rapoport’s comment is also an intriguing reminder of the thumb and how it might factor in on the evaluation of Jameis. It’s an unknown, and there are multiple variables.

No surgery, though, should make Decision Jameis come sooner rather than later.

44 Responses to “Report: No Surgery For Jameis”

  1. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Oh…I thought this was about vision correction surgery

  2. Todd Says:

    Rumor has it that while no surgery will be required, he will be acquiring a tattoo on that thumb that will feature ‘2020 35/35’ … a tribute to his performance for next year’s team fooled into signing him.

  3. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    Winston has thrown 88 interceptions and had 50 fumbles in just 72 career games. (not 80 games due to suspension for off field issues). And his thumb did not cause any of these T.O.’s. Jameis has done remarkable things in his 5 year tenure, but the glaring accomplishment he has done is losing games because of his T.O.’s.

  4. ou812 Says:

    Haters !!! Try paying customers !!! Want us to stop Hating . Put real NFL OB out on the field!!!

  5. ou812 Says:

    Sorry so happy it is almost over!!! Put a real NFL OB out on the field!!!

  6. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Back in August in a season prediction thread…I said…”Jameis will play just good enough to put the top QB draft prospects out of reach”…

  7. BrianBucs Says:

    I’ve broken my right thumb twice, and both times it healed up just fine with no surgery.
    5 years of Winston excuses are more than enough. Bucs fans are tired of it

  8. LaMarcus Says:

    Can we just sign the guy already

  9. Hodad Says:

    So the last month of the season Jameis was playing with a broken thumb, one month out of five years and we have to factor that in deciding to keep him? He did the same with the broken thumb, as he did without it. Put up some great numbers, but broken thumb or not, just turns the ball over at an alarming rate. Was his thumb broken when he threw 5 picks against Carolina this year, or the five he threw last year against Cinn? Jameis has thrown more picks in single games this year then all the picks combined during this past playoff weekend. Jameis will never shake the turnover bug, and Buc fans are being sold on there’s no better options, that we have to pay this turnover machine, I’m not buying it.

  10. NPRSageBoy Says:

    The thumb is just an excuse for a horrible turnover laden season.

    Hopefully, JayMiss is someone else’s problem soon.

    Peace, out

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    How about any news on the Lasik surgery?

  12. ben Says:

    i wish Winston the very best but ….with a new team

  13. Craig Says:

    It is a great big who cares moment. Maybe some minor surgery could illicit some sympathy for the turkey. As it stands it just emphasizes the bull of why he went back to being what he really is, a turnover waiting to happen.

    When you see Joe Burrow and his 60 touchdowns with six interceptions, or a Trey Lance with 29 touchdowns and no interceptions, you begin to realize Jameis is hindering the franchise, not helping it.

  14. mark2001 Says:

    Captain Squint..Nearsighted myself…been there, done that.

  15. mark2001 Says:

    Maybe it is fractured, and not a full break. I broke my arm twice…one a fracture, the other a break requiring a resetting. But in both cases, everyone but the Doc called it broken.

  16. Robert Says:


  17. 813bucboi Says:

    most bucs fan including myself want JW to succeed….

    if we sign all our FAs, continue to build the trenches, find a solid RB and have a solid defense: what will be the excuse IF JW doesnt improve his play, meaning poor decision making and turning the ball over?…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  18. Jeagan1999 Says:

    The more I read about “Turnover Differential” the more convinced I am that we need another QB. The stats speak for themselves: (NFL SINCE 2005)

    T/O Diff W/L Games Winning %
    +1 888-410-5 68.4%
    +2 699-150 82.3%
    +3 372-35-1 91.4%
    +4 or more 285-8-1 97.3%

    Teams that turn the ball over LOSE!!!!! Look at what happened to Baltimore last weekend….(Jackson threw for 365 yds)….but they lost the turnover battle and the game! And he is a QB with a 6:1 TD/INT ratio during the regular season!!

    Time for a new QB who can protect the ball, so we can get back to winning again!!

  19. Lvbuc Says:

    Most qbs can throw for 5000 yards if they had the Bucs weapons and didn’t care about throwing 30 interceptions

  20. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Excuse # 397 for WinSTUNNED…he sucks with a sore thumb or a good thumb…proven fact! HE WILL NEVER TAKE THIS TEAM ANYWHERE!!!! Move on for the love of god! …and pay the defensive guys

  21. LaMarcus Says:


    That dumb. Only 6 qb has thrown 5000 yards EVER!! Most QBs?

    Yall dumb and trying to take away JW accomplishments. What kinda hating is going on here

  22. D-Rome Says:

    Fractured thumb. I’ve fractured a finger and I have broken a finger. Huge difference.

  23. Bird Says:

    Get over yourself
    Man you act like a child

    Calling people haters cause they disagree on your man crush that you have shoved down our throats for 5 years . Shame on you!
    Jameis plays bad you call it a “mixed bag” and “ turnovers are only issue”
    Jameis wins and you say “where are all the haters at” and “ i told you so”

    Jameis has 3 nicknames…when real studs on the team like lavonte or barret or mike evans just go by their names
    Objective – i think not
    Subjective /Biased – 100 percent

    “Oh but its my website and i write what i want “
    What happened to doing it for the people that come to your site / most people do things for their clients / fans

    And i am in moderation for calling out your childish antics

  24. Adrnagy Says:

    Are the glazers and licht going to allow Bruce to decide ?
    Imo NO. Why … Bruce is out in two years.
    Bruce was brought to win now. And save licht A••. Imo.

    Letting Winston go means
    1- you sign a qb that can win now
    2- the qb has to be the future not just 1-3yrs left. And rebuilt again.

    Jpp14m. Shaq 17m. Suh. 9m. Nassib. 7m. Godwin 8m. 55m. Winston 27m. 82m

    Very tight. With average idea. Moves/decisions will happen. Either with/without Winston or dline.

  25. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    Formerly tampa 2 u do realize he was only suspended for 3 games not 8 the others where cuz he got hurt

  26. LaMarcus Says:

    Yall can sit here all yall want. No matter how much u guys cry and take away time from your family to post dumb stuff…… BUT YOU TAKE AWAY THE HEISMAN, NATIONAL CHAMP, FIRST OVERALL PICK STATUS, 5000 YARDS…. NOTHING.

  27. Sarasota Garey Says:

    Any news on Justin Evans or Kendal Beckwith?

  28. stpetebucsfan Says:

    New nickname…instead of “America’s QB” or “Mr Excitement” how about.,


  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That’s on Arians.

    He should have pulled Jameis due to injury and put in Griffin. At the very least, fans would have seen why the Bucs hold onto Griffin every year.

  30. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    Enough already!!!!!!

    JW threw for 40 TDs !!!!!

    The guy is BALLIN

  31. 813bucboi Says:


    ok…first i guess you meant to say, “you cant”….lol….

    second, as a professional QB that has been in the league for 5 going on 6years the best you can say since he’s been in the league is things he accomplished in college along with yards…….

    no playoff berth…..
    no signature wins…..
    no 10 win seasons…..


    you do realize the gap of accomplishments between him being the 1st overall pick and throwing for 5k……..

    you’re embarrassing yourself…….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  32. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Get off your censoring AZZ Joes…my comments should not be in Moderation for any reason…other than you can, I have NEVER posted anything inappropriate !

  33. bucsfan951 Says:

    LaMarcus in true mid season form by not proofreading his comments before posting.

  34. SteveK Says:

    I come here for the comments. 😀🔥👍👍


    Great post. 😂 you have me laughing out loud!

  35. LordCornelius Says:

    Honestly the end of the season just left such a bad taste in my mouth. It’s like when the team steps up around him he folds, and I didn’t see that coming.

    Typically the team has folded around him way more often than the other way around.

    But the defense was playing at a very high level against good competition, and he was throwing dumb picks still.

    I won’t be shocked if we go Jacob Eason R1. He seems to fit the BA offense with a big arm and still has some mobility.

    23 TD / 8 INT his final year. 7.7 YPA. Was very solid in the few games vs top 25 competition.

  36. Joe Says:

    Any news on Justin Evans or Kendal Beckwith?

    Evans: Undergoing surgeries. This was first reported in December.

    Beckwith: LSU throttled Clemson for the national title last night.

  37. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Jameis pissed alot of fans off his last 2 games, me included..

    Here’s the choices if you sign Jameis-

    Re-sign all DLinemen and that’s about it- no free agent Olinemen, safeties or RB’s -which means no upgrades to Oline which means no run game and continue turnovers.
    Sign Godwin and/or Perriman ,maybe a free agent OLineman, safety or RB and DON’T re-sign all DLinemen. Secondary exposed again and run defense worse.

    The common denominator is Jameis always needs alot of help from team to overcome his mistakes . So if they keep Jameis, the D gets worse and MAYBE the Offense gets better

    Or re-sign all DLine, Godwin, Perriman a free agent or 2 and gamble with a new QB.

  38. dbbuc711 Says:

    He may not be having surgery on his thump. But IMO there is no way that they should resign him unless he has lasik or some other procedure to correct his vision.
    I have been nearsighted my whole life and absolutely believe that his being nearsighted has been some contributing factor to his interceptions.

  39. Bucsfanman Says:

    Excuse #476!

  40. LaMarcus Says:

    “Not all shoes fit the same”

  41. T REX Says:


  42. donuts Says:

    They found a surgery for QTS – QB turnover syndrome?

    BTW – Is Burrow the next Mahomes? What a game last night. Did you see the deep ball throws? Running when the lane opened up in front of him? Reading the DEF? He is better in Winston and he hasnt even put on his NFL jersey. I wish we had real owners like Jerrah Jones, who would go all-in and do whatever it takes to get Burrow.

    Sadly we are stuck with Brian and Joel – who love their soccer team more.

  43. Zwak Says:

    I knew the thumb was good, did they check his brain?

  44. Greg Says:

    This kind of car does not require stitches Joe. Just cut him