Jason Licht Speaks

March 17th, 2020

Bucs GM Jason Licht.

Whoa! The Bucs general manager speaks on the record in the middle of likely the biggest contract negotiation of his career?

Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht broke his silence today — he has spoken publicly once since the end of the 2019 season and that was at the combine last month in Indianapolis. Until today.

Licht spoke with NFL uber-insider Adam Schefter about the current negotiations with the Bucs and future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady.

It seems Licht and the Bucs are in a holding pattern just like the rest of the NFL world is.

Here is a question nearly as important as Brady’s answer will be:

With Teddy Bridgewater going to Carolina and Philip Rivers apparently heading for Indianapolis, if Brady chooses another team than the Bucs, how much is Licht talking to Mr. Excitement, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston?

Or more importantly, if after the Bucs lusted after just about every other free agent quarterback but got stood up at the prom by each, would Jameis want to return to the team that made no secret that he was down a few pegs on the totem pole of desirable quarterbacks?

127 Responses to “Jason Licht Speaks”

  1. Coburn Says:

    Like I said in other thread would be very bucs like to land someone like Tom Brady and have him rot for a year after corona cancels the season

  2. Bucs Fan From Philly Says:

    Winston better milk them for every penny he can

  3. 941bucsfan Says:

    2yr 44mil jameis returns

  4. Buc50 Says:

    @Joe, I’m surprised you wrote “than” instead of “then” as everyone does on the internet these days. Anyway, it looks like the Chargers haven’t heard much either.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    get that Ricky Williams ditka weeding picture ready Joseph….

  6. james west Says:

    man i’m starting to get a bad feeling about this

  7. EA Says:

    Yeah Winston would come here, it’s not like teams are lining up to sign him, Winston knows he is a last resort for every team. ” If you can win with Winston you can win with any QB”.

  8. Eric Says:

    Exactly why the my favorite team is the laughing stock of the NFL! You don’t wait on no player you want the deal or you move on personally I hope he moves on!

  9. Adrnagy Says:

    Licht is garbage. Bruce is garbage. Now there covering up. Two face.

  10. OBP Says:

    Brady is dic*ing with us. He already knows he wants to go to LA and is just trying to up their price. Let’s just re-sign Jameis and move on.

  11. TexBuc Says:

    BA and Licht run into Brady’s agent at Indy: hey where is Tom going?
    Agent: busy now but we will talk later.
    BA/Licht: did you hear that he said “we” will call you back, Tom wants us

  12. gbobucsfan Says:

    Andrew luck for 2 years 65 mil

  13. TexBuc Says:

    BA calls Jameis and goes directly to message: Hey man call me and Jameis Keep Firing Away!

    Licht calls Jameis and goes directly to message: Hey Buddy call me and watch for me on twitter I’m jumping into a pool.

  14. RagingBrisket Says:

    Why do have a feeling Licht and Co screwed this up badly and we will be left with no one?

  15. Juggernautical Says:

    Head scratcher for sure

  16. unbelievable Says:

    Brady stringing the Bucs along as leverage against the team he will ultimately play for (which isn’t the Bucs).

    I can’t for the life of me understand why this isn’t clear as day to everyone.

    I mean I get why the media keeps fanning the flames, but cmon people…

  17. TexBuc Says:

    But Tom said he would call us back

  18. tmaxcon Says:

    RagingBrisket Says:
    March 17th, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Why do have a feeling Licht and Co screwed this up badly and we will be left with no one?

    because screwing up is what the glazers and licht do best

  19. Pewter power Says:

    Damn the Winston nuthigging is at an all time high. Stop talking like this dude has an option to go anywhere else and start because he doesnt. Yea he is waiting because no other team sees him as a starter. Even with brady as a starter he’d improve his situation by being his backup versus going to like Chicago

    Damn what is he gonna do oh brady wont sign hahaha I’m gonna go sign with some other team as a backup to show the bucs I’m upset lol gtfoh

    Dsmn the coverage of winston is f-ing pathetic. Hes not Brady Brees or rivers or even teddy or mariota who already has a job stfu with that noise. He will be waiting right here to start and at a realistic salary. He has no market

  20. BigHog Says:

    No hurt feelings …this is nothing more than the nasty

  21. Adrnagy Says:

    Is not that jameis hasn’t receive offers … I’m sure he has. The fact that jameis may not want those offers and is waiting for Bucs. Loyalty ?

    Pay the man 150m 5 yrs 100m guarantee.

  22. MirrorMirrowOnTheWall Says:

    As a former Bucs fan, I would love to have Brady sign with the Bucs. Bill Belichick believes Brady will fail as a quarterback for the Bucs. I am with Belichick.

  23. TexBuc Says:

    Any minute now I would expect to see the Brady’s at a news conference at Chargers headquarters announcing new collaboration

  24. Guzzie Says:

    Raging brisket….have you been a Bucs fan long, of course they are screwing this up

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We have other free agent concerns too. Any news on Suh? Nassib?

  26. Clean House Says:

    This guy is a buffoon!
    If a girl doesn’t call you back, take a hint….
    If a sales prospect avoids you after your pitch, it’s over…
    Umm….. we’re just here waiting

    And you say this publicly-

  27. MirrorMirrowOnTheWall Says:

    Pewter Power, sounds like your hate is eating you a live.

  28. tmaxcon Says:

    Pewter Pelosi

    you need a hug!!!!!

  29. BigHog Says:

    business side of the NFL!!! Mr. 5,000 will be ready to “BALL OUT” in the 2020 season!!!^^^

  30. Pewter power Says:

    All the people freaking out now are the same ones who freaked out over Robert Quinn righr before we traded for jpp. No one even knew it was in the works then ended up apologizing and straight kissing lichts arse. Probably the same idiots going around buying up all the toilet paper

  31. NPRSageBoy. Says:

    If Licht and BA screw this up and have to settle for JayMiss the Glazer Boys better burn this sorry franchise to the ground.

    If they miss out in the Brady Derby, they better pray CoVid 19 cancels the season

    Peace, out

  32. TexBuc Says:


    We (Bucs) have a lot of experience with Runaway brides. Many have left us waiting.

  33. 813bucboi Says:

    Adrnagy Says:
    March 17th, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    Is not that jameis hasn’t receive offers … I’m sure he has.

    offer from who?…lol…the bears?…the panthers?…the colts?….NE?….raiders?….

    no one has offered JW…lol…

    and at this point, i think BA rather roll with blaine if we dont get brady….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  34. D-Rome Says:

    would Jameis want to return to the team that made no secret that he was down a few pegs on the totem pole of desirable quarterbacks?

    He’s free to be a backup on 31 other rosters or at best compete with Trubisky in Chicago.

    In the worst case scenario I’d be fine with the Bucs trading a #1 this year and a #1 next year to move up to draft Joe Burrow. It would probably take more than that.

  35. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Jameis will take the GOAT’s sloppy seconds. What choice does he have if he wants to be a starter?
    I still think pretty boi is destined for LA and Jameis will come back on prove it deal and crush it, leaving the Bucs in the same situation but with an actual market for Jameis next offseason.

    It would be a good problem to have.

  36. DBS Says:

    Every other team went to different QB’s. It should tell Winston right where he stands.

  37. Kansas95Buc Says:

    Brady isn’t coming to Tampa, why are we even entertaining this dumb idea? No run game, no kicking game and a suspect defense. Brady is not leaving the easiest division to compete in one of the hardest division

  38. Gettinthebucs Says:

    RagingBrisket Says:
    March 17th, 2020 at 1:31 pm
    Why do have a feeling Licht and Co screwed this up badly and we will be left with no one?
    That’s because you’re a bucs fan. It’s special attribute obtained through years of suffering!

  39. NO FEAR... Says:


  40. TexBuc Says:


    It take a lot more than 2 number 1 picks

  41. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Who cares? It’s not like other teams are falling over themselves to sign Jameis.

  42. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    “Now’s my big chance!” – Blaine Gabbert

  43. Jon Says:

    They better hope they arent left without a qb…..typical freaking bucs

  44. Marques Says:

    Brady to Tampa confirmed.

  45. tvan1 Says:

    I hope winston joins another team so all you idiots will go with him. This is insane, we roll with winston for 5 years and your afraid to let him go? every time winston is under pressure he fails, every damn time. Joe the Winston lover a joke and we do not get enough articles from the Joe with common sense. Pathetic.

  46. '79 Defense Says:

    Just bring Jameis back.

  47. Tye Says:

    Wait! before demolishing the Bucs future having to sink so low as to settle for Winston, there is still Andy Dalton…
    do we know for sure that the Raiders won’t trade Carr…

  48. 813bucboi Says:

    im a little surprised licht commented on brady….he’s been silent for so long, why speak now?….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  49. 813bucboi Says:

    Marques Says:
    March 17th, 2020 at 1:44 pm
    Brady to Tampa confirmed.

    STOP BSing!!!!!….lol…

    confirmed by who?….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  50. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Adrnagy 150 for 5? And you think Licht is a bad GM? Sign JW to that and strap an anchor to the franchise.

  51. TexBuc Says:


    Licht was waiting for a return phone call.

  52. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    It isn’t about how long we’ve had him as much as who are we replacing him with?

    Your inability to see Jameis as a talented QB makes you think any QB not named Jameis could be plugged in and it would instantly equal wins.
    Sorry but there’s no app for acquiring an instant gratification QB that will take you to the promised land.
    I’ve seen Jameis for five years and ive seen about 30 other QBs wearing a Buc’s uniform and none of them really even compare. The big difference is when we were good, we could run the ball and play defense.
    So we spend this offseason building up the run game, sign Brady, throw about 150 times less and you idiots will think we are winning because we got rid of Jameis.

  53. BoiseBucsFan Says:

    For what it’s worth, Fox sports is reporting Tom Brady will sign with the Buccaneers tomorrow

  54. bucfan999 Says:

    This all comes down to what The GOAT wants for the rest of his career. With the Chargers he would be lucky to make the 7 team playoff field in the AFC.

    You have to figure the Chiefs, Ravens, Bills and Titans are probably the division leaders right now which leaves spots 5 – 7 and road playoff games. Now for spots 5 – 7 he would be in competition with the Browns, Colts, Steelers (With Big Ben Back), a improved Raiders & Dolphins and never count out the Patriots. In the AFC he would be lucky to get to the playoffs never mind the Super Bowl.

    In the NFC with the Bucs there are no real dominant teams like the Ravens or Chiefs. The Saints, 49ers, Seahawks are probably the top 3 with the Packers, Cowboys & Eagles next in line. The Vikings have lost some good players and the Rams seem to be slipping. The Panthers, Lions, Giants & Redskins look to be rebuilding and the Bears don’t have a QB. The Falcons are a losing season from rebuilding but the Cardinals seem to be on the upswing. So in the NFC you probably have the 49ers, Seahawks, Packers, Saints, Cowboys, Eagles, Cardinals & Bucs fighting to reach the Super Bowl.

    Which Conference would you want if you were Tom Brady?? If its about winning and Super Bowls I would think Bucs, if its about building his production company, his brand and being closer to his family in California then its the Chargers

  55. Ateonetree Says:

    Brady to Bucs confirmed wow

  56. Chris Says:

    Hey joe – look around. There’s no one lining up to sign America’s trash can at QB.

  57. fernando diaz Says:

    looks like we are messing this up
    Brady would set us back
    Don’t sign a player Bill Bellichick lets go

  58. Sarasota Garey Says:

    Jameis is running out of teams to sign to also though, with qb needy teams making moves already.

  59. TexBuc Says:

    Rumor is Brady and Gronk are going to team up WWE.

  60. Buc50 Says:

    The economy in Tampa looks to rebound in a big way. Merchandise and bars sales should go up after this pandemic passes.

  61. Ndog Says:

    Brady is coming here and now we have to look forward and do all we can to support him.

    I’ll make two statements.

    1. Congratulations Charges sometimes other people’s perceived win is really a win for you.

    2. Welcome Tom now go win a Superbowl this year cause that is the only acceptable outcome for selling away our future.

  62. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I see no confirmation of Brady to Tampa….only Cowturd

  63. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I am not getting hopes up either way until the deal is done. We’ve been left at the altar before…

  64. Bobby M. Says:

    Its anyone’s guess but keep in mind, Bucs got hosed with Favre in the middle of the night. There could be so many angles in play from the Bucs side, Brady’s side, NFL marketing, tampering concerns, etc.

    I think if the Bucs had the feeling they were out of it, they’d move on ASAP to fill out the roster elsewhere.

  65. Jim Says:

    Well, I said it earlier in the day. Lets see…

  66. runnerdoc Says:

    Winston is waiting because no team is moving on a new starter, not having one in place, until Brady makes a decision. Winston is looking for a starting gig. Haters gonna hate.

    Bridegwater may be the exception, as the Carolina offensive coordinator had him two years in New Orleans (Brady)

  67. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @RagingBrisket Says:
    “Why do have a feeling Licht and Co screwed this up badly and we will be left with no one?”
    NO ONE is better then JW.
    don’t worried…. for over 25 mill per year…. you have no idea what you can find…

    BA = LovieS 2.0

  68. passthebuc Says:

    We look again like we are putting lipstick on a pig.
    We did that when we went after Chucky and we have been in the basement ever since. When will they ever learn?

  69. TexBuc Says:

    Joe Brady worked for LSU last season

  70. Stanglassman Says:

    It’s looking like Arians played himself. Jameis is now getting interest from the Patriots and Door number one and two chose other teams. It’s looking more and more like we will get the big red rifle. That’s right Andy Dalton. Maybe he will only cost us our compensation 4th rounder if we’re lucky. Can’t wait to watch Jameis hoisting the Lambardi over his head in New England.

  71. Anonymous Says:

    I will no longer be a bucs fan if we sign Tom Brady. At least until he’s not on the team anymore.

  72. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    At least they tried something. BA & Licht methods may have been haphazard…better get the apology bouquet 💐ready for Winston. Down to a Dalton-type. Yay.

  73. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    crazybucs_cl- So you believe not having a QB is better than having Jameis?

    Welcome to the JBF cesspool of ignorance.

  74. TexBuc Says:

    Colin Cowherd reporting Brady to Bucs.

    Welcome Tom if this is true will support whoever is our QB

  75. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Stanglassman he will fumble it, don’t worry

  76. soggy Says:

    Chucky and Co. got us the only buc Superbowl.. Signed forevergrateful..

  77. Jim Says:

    Tom Brady has reportedly chosen Tampa Bay as the place to finish his NFL career.

    Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd said Brady has decided to sign with the Buccaneers and will make the announcement Wednesday6

  78. Anonymous Says:

    is cowherd serious?

  79. SOFIERCE Says:

    The Florida sun will kill the coronavirus this summer. Tom is safer with the Buccaneers!

  80. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    BoiseBucsFan Says
    “For what it’s worth, Fox sports is reporting Tom Brady will sign with the Buccaneers tomorrow”

    Not anywhere I can find.

  81. Tye Says:

    NFC South

    Drew Brees
    Matt Ryan
    Teddy Bridgewater
    Tom Brady

    if true, 2020 division games should be 6 ‘must watch’ games in the NFL! (on paper anyway)

  82. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I correct myself: https://twitter.com/FoxSportsRadio/status/1239962620116926465

  83. gbobucsfan Says:

    Fox Sports Radio is reporting this NOT Fox Sports. It’s freaking Colin Cowherd saying he talked to an Icon/famous person that is close to Tom. NOT a football source. My guess is Marky Mark called him OR he is making the whole thing up, which wouldn’t be surprising.

  84. Buc50 Says:

    @Bonzai, it’s all over twitter from some really good sources

  85. TexBuc Says:

    As a Winston fan I hope he chooses wisely his next stop to resurrect his career. Go ask Sean Payton for a job and learn.

  86. TheScourge Says:

    Ive followed this team my entire life and just when I think they can’t be anymore pathetic they let a washed up Tom Brady dictate terms. His best years are long behind him and it seems the entire NFL aside from the Bucs and Chargers cans see it. This franchise is mismanaged, weak, and now…desperate. Nothing ever changes around here.

  87. ManzielMadness Says:

    Let’s hope he signs with us… cause otherwise we’ll have no options left… and I don’t think this is mortgaging our future… like the Joe’s said draft a QB to learn under Tom Moore, BA and Brady. Load up on the lines and a RB and we’re good to go… I don’t need another Favre situation.

  88. Adrnagy Says:

    “California kid”

  89. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Cowturd talks out the side of his neck on the daily. Wait for a reputable source before you all start choking your chickens.

  90. Tval Says:

    And when the seasons cancelled and he NEVER plays a snap?
    Guaranteed moneys for a rental you NEVER got to drive?
    ONLY bucs fan would be stupid enough to be excited about this. Lmao!!!

  91. Jon Says:

    We seem to be a step behind in just about everything

  92. Bucs Guy Says:

    If Brady goes to Vegas, then get Carr. If Brady goes to LA, look to get Dalton or Bridgewater. Don’t want Cam. That should be the back up plan.

    Don’t go back to JW. If he hasn’t taken the Bucs to the playoffs in the last 5 years, there is no reason to believe he can do it in year 6.

  93. Dave Says:

    [Naw man, that’s not cool. — Joe]

  94. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Cowhurd is saying a friend (source) close to Brady. Not naming the source so it is unconfirmed.

  95. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe did not choose that smug looking picture of licht if the foxsports reports were not correct. This decision will not work out….

  96. tvan1 Says:

    All of you Winston fans can take a walk, you cant wait till winston hoists the superbowl trophy with Belichek. Hahahahahahahahaha Bill will trade him after he throws a pick6 on opening day.

  97. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    ANY WORD ON SUH?????

  98. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I was going to speculate that “Maybe Licht is playing a little ‘rope-a-dope’ by talking in public. He already had the deal worked out with Brady long ago. He has nothing to worry about.”

    Faster than I could type a couple of sentences the report/rumor was posted about FOX saying it was a done deal.

    We shall see.

  99. Tye Says:

    If it turns out true, you think anyone has already informed Godwin ‘you aint #12 any more!’

  100. Kgh4life Says:

    It’s very clear that teams don’t see Winston as a starter, not with his propensity to turn-over the football. You just cannot win like that. I wouldn’t mind Winston coming back to the Bucs, but at the right price.

  101. Pa Privateer Says:

    We still need Suh and Nassib

  102. WestChap Says:

    If all falls through, we fall back to Gabbert NOT Jameis. We need a no more Jameis policy… he’s gone like GMC. Move on.

  103. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    JOES, how about some news on something other than QB? DL???? Suh? Nassib?

  104. mark2001 Says:

    If Jameis gets a big contract, the Bucs will forever be a doomed laughing stock of the league.

  105. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    WestChap Says
    “If all falls through, we fall back to Gabbert NOT Jameis.”

    Don’t talk stupid. Gabbert couldn’t even make it out of the Preseason last year. I’d rather sign Winston to a one year deal then role with Gabbert.

  106. mark2001 Says:

    NPR…well said.

  107. Adrnagy Says:

    Oh wow …glazers offer 5% ownership to Brady ?
    Is this true?

  108. TexBuc Says:

    Just watched Cowherd video he reports a celebrity source but even he doesn’t sound sure. His Celebrity source is probably the Gronk….lol

  109. allhailJPP Says:

    No one wants winston. nuff said right there

  110. Bucsdelight Says:


    If Jameis gets a big contract, whomever gave it to him will be the laughing stock of the league. He ain’t worth more than Brees. So he is capped at $25m a year. Teddy got $20, so let’s give JW about $23 to call it half way.

  111. geno711 Says:

    Adrnagy Says:
    March 17th, 2020 at 2:28 pm
    Oh wow …glazers offer 5% ownership to Brady ?
    Is this true?

    No it is not true. They are offering him though a 22 year contract so that when he leaves football he will immediately be Medicare Eligible.

    Jason was ok with the contract except that he was worried about Tom declining in his age 61 to 64 years.

  112. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    still not clear but chances are getting better to get a way, ones and for all, after 5 painful years from mediocre/joker QB JW. let hope our suffering is going to end… let hope….


    BA = LovieS 2.0

  113. BAfan Says:

    If we get Brady, I expect Jameis to sign as a backup QB with the Steelers with the promise he will be the starter there once their starter retires. Then just watch Jameis win his first of more Super Bowls behind excellent blocking by the Steeler’s OL and their tough D to give their Offense plenty of opportunities to score. Meanwhile Brady will be retired by then and the Bucs will be going with an unproven QB, still hoping to get to another Super Bowl!

  114. Eric Says:

    Bucs are doing what they said they were going to. Take a look at who is behind the other doors and choose the best option.

    Things can change via Winston. Last year Tannehill had to take back up money and now got a fat contract.

    If no Brady, no Bridgewater, no Rivers, best option is clearly Jameis.

  115. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Jake Plummer unretires….two years 27 million

  116. Buc50 Says:

    Someone posted the Flightware link for Brady’s plane. wow

  117. Bucsdelight Says:

    Andrew Luck out of retirement signs with Bucs

  118. Bucsdelight Says:


    Steelers? haha. Get out of here. They aren’t going anywhere. Brown are better than they are. They aren’t getting past Balt.

  119. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    “If we get Brady, I expect Jameis to sign as a backup QB with the Steelers…”
    i totally agree with that thought…..but i’m going to finish the rest….
    is going to be one year ONLY….. by next year he is going to bounce around for an other team, back-up QB, wish him the best….. and still he is going to make good money … Griffin is making so….. but that is it.
    ….unless he sign back with bucs…. here is the only place he can play starter…pathetic.

    BA = LovieS 2.0

  120. ItzOK Says:

    If Brady doesn’t come to Tampa Licht has royally screwed this up and Jameis will haev soo much leverage and will probably get 30MM a year. He could have signed Jameis on the cheap over the last week.

  121. Bucsdelight Says:

    If we don’t get Brady, it’ll be a god send. If we sign Jameis to 30M, we’ll be a laughing stock.

  122. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    If Brady goes somewhere else, I would rather draft a rookie then overpay Jameis. If I was Licht, I would offer a 20 – 24 million 1 year prove or or leave it deal.

  123. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    Question Joe. Is this that no risk it no biscuit deal of Arians? I mean if Brady doesn’t sign Bridgewater, Rivers are off the board and Daulton may end up in N England and you have pretty much told Jameis we don’t want you , where do the Bucs go door #3?

  124. reply Says:


    Normally I would be with you if you guys say a report is male cow fertilizer (lol,) but in this case I hope this internet clown is right. I just dont want the circus this guy brings and the expectations. Because if it doesnt work (which I think it wont) then it will be absolutely DEVASTATING to the team and fans. Guess I am just used to my team being invisible and not doing much.


  125. stpetebucsfan Says:

    It’s the freakin’ NFL…the future is NOW…all these guys talking about five years some morons saying ten years are out to lunch.

    Read Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now”. Five years ago we used the #1 pick with the promise of SB’s and playoffs. What did we get. Five years of losing and humiliating plays. Oh but we did get a guy so freaking smart that one year after he almost torched his career before it started with allegations of rape he’s out hanging at 3AM…blackout drunk (his description) with two guys of horrible rep.
    In fact one…like JW was accused of rape and convicted not long after that great AZ adventure. Birds of a feather hang together eh? Oh but no who cares about the optics since everybody knows JW is such a dependable guy…never lies…never says brain dead stuff…he’s a choker on the field…negating his considerable gifts and he makes moronic statements off the field negating all this crap about how smart he is.

  126. Bucsdelight Says:

    Rivers gone. Dalton next up….NE?

  127. losing hope Says:

    Hey Joe……F jaymiiss and how he feels. As for U…HA HA SUCK IT!