“Now It’s More Strategic”

March 21st, 2020

Who will take former America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston?

It’s a great question. And no, Joe doesn’t think Jameis will entertain the notion of a baseball career.

As of now, he’s obviously unwanted as a starting quarterback in the NFL.

Former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik laid out his view of Jameis’ potential starting options this week on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The long shots, per Dominik, is Detroit if Matthew Stafford’s back isn’t right, and maybe Jacksonville brings in Jameis to compete. And Dominik thinks the Los Angeles Chargers could be Jameis’ best bet for a starting shot but only if the NFL Draft doesn’t net them the quarterback they desire.

“I think Jameis is going to have to be on that one-year [contract] watch; it may be a very humbling financial year for him,” Dominik said.

“So now it’s more strategic … Go to a coach you think is going to make you a better player whether you get to be on the field or not. And I think that maybe that’s where Jameis has to start thinking instead of saying, ‘I want to go compete because I deserve to be a starter.’ Well, again, we’re at a weird time in the National Football League.”

There just aren’t enough openings, Dominik said, who added he’s hearing and believing Andy Dalton will land in New England.

As for what Jameis might earn? “It’s nowhere going to be near the contract you thought or ever considered,” said Dominik, who noted he took a bit of a beating for saying in November that Jameis shouldn’t and wouldn’t be paid $21 million. For the record, Dominik also said on Dec. 13 that he believed the Bucs would franchise-tag Jameis.

It seems Dominik, like many fans and observers, including Bucco Bruce Arians, never thought Jameis would raise his play greatly in midseason and then tank his final two games.

73 Responses to ““Now It’s More Strategic””

  1. Marine Buc Says:

    Cincinnati or Pittsburgh.

  2. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Jameis HIMSELF (really maybe for the first time) has realized what the turnovers have truly cost him… and that if he does not find a way to finally fix them… his career is going to be over.

    I think it would be best for him to be a back-up for awhile, and have a chance to just sort of hit reset…. and then maybe bounce back later on for the 2nd half (hopefully) of his career.

  3. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Beat me to it Marine. I thought is Cinn is done with Dalton to sign Jameis to help Burrow. He could actually start for them if Burrow isn’t ready. Or just be a backup to help Burrow.

  4. Bird Says:

    Adr nagy

    5 years 150

    Prove it

    And go noles

  5. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Jameis to help Burrow seems counterintuitive.

  6. Youngbucs Says:

    I’m so tired of this I like Jameis but the truth is he’s not that good of a QB it’s that simple the excuse for him are endless forget about wins and losses for a minute forget about the defense and oline excuses which I think bull u can look at Jameis as an individual which his supporters never do his decision making is horrible it’s not about the 30 picks he just threw this guy has a 5 year body of work to look at and it’s bad he hasn’t gotten better at the most simple things of playing QB it’s not coaching for some reason he doesn’t get people want the whole team to play so great but hold Winston to a lower standard it’s ridiculous The Who plays the most important position gets a pass from the nut huggers the want us to believe ints don’t matter but guess they do and the nfl has spoken career backup if he’s lucky

  7. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    How great would it be if Gruden signed him to compete with Mariota!?

  8. SteveK Says:

    Author Jameis1of1
    🤣 Harsh but true words from Felger 🤣

    The #Bucs franchise WASTED the HOF-level talents of Jameis Winston, just as they did Steve Young & Doug Williams🙄

    They NEVER once in 5 yrs gave JW even a “league average” run game & D in the same season – talk about poor decision making‼️


    This attitude is hilarious. Blame the Bucs is funny Jameis’ inconsistency and apparent contract demands led to this.

  9. Bobbo Says:

    I’m not convinced he can teach a rookie anything. Nor can he learn on the bench. His problems are instincts not knowledge. Maybe baseball is a better option for him

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Grew up on the Ohio river right across from the old riverfront and new Paul Brown stadiums. The Bungles as even their own fans..my sister and cousins..refer to them do not have an opening at QB. Burrow is a local hero high school ball two hours east of Cincy. He IS the starting QB.

    Even if the Bungles felt the need for a vet to mentor Burrow is there anybody in the right mind who would consider JW a mentor. LMAO

    Pittsburgh for sure if JW wants the best shot at redeeming his disastrous start in the league. A year or two behind Big Ben…memories will be erased somewhat and he MIGHT be able to get a fresh start. Tomlin is no QB whisperer but he IS a no nonsense guy who would quickly jerk a knot in JW’s tail if he messed up.

  11. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Too many players listen to their agents who care nothing but the money. Players listen to them because their egos are inflated. It appears that Jameis’ agent tried leaking $30m a year scared off a lot of suitors. No GM wants to risk $30M to a player that can loses you 5-7 games a year. Jameis will be alright financially but he’s going to have to accept a low 1 year prove it contract before he can ever dream about getting $30M.

  12. Youngbucs Says:

    Jameis1of1 is a clown and people who follow him Need to get a clue during free agency while Jameis was free he was tell people Winston has all the leverage and the only he’s not back is if he rebuffed the Bucs offer lol then he switches it up now and says the Bucs did him wrong in what world they let him free to make his decision how would he have leverage on them

  13. Couch Fan Says:

    I dont even have it in me to bash Jameis right now. I didnt think it’d be this hard for him to find a job. Always thought he was a good guy, just a bad QB. Now his fan boys on the other hand. Ill bash those arrogant twats all day every day. LMAO

  14. Ndog Says:

    I not trying to start anything SteveK but is there anything he said in his post that is not true?

  15. Adrnagy Says:

    For some qb this is the time their careers end. For others it flourish, like teddy. He was humble to took on whatever money whatever role. He cashed in this year with another shot.

    For Jameis inheriting a horrible team didn’t help. And he didn’t help himself. He try his best and worked hard every time. Even played injured. Sometimes you take it how it comes . I’m sure he will land on his feet as long as he accepts The present.
    Bruce did Jameis dirty. All along.

  16. Youngbucs Says:

    Yes ndog he’s says a lot of stuff that’s not true but you’re a cult follower and will never c it

  17. Youngbucs Says:

    just check his time line he back tracks all the time

  18. Buc_You-2 Says:

    Maybe JayMiss can go to Miami Slopfinz or the Wacksonville Baguars?!

  19. BucsFIRE Says:


    Working in a period once in awhile would help, especially when there are like 750 words.

  20. Marine Buc Says:

    @ spbf

    Good info on Burrows. Interesting… I agree about Pittsburgh- probably the best situation for Winston.

    @ jmark

    I agree but the Bungles are in rebuild mode. If Winston started for them next year it would guarantee Cincinnati another overall #1 draft pick. So in that regard – it would be helpful. Let Burrows sit while they rebuild their roster for a year or so.

  21. Ndog Says:

    Lastly on this article, for me anyways, anyone that thinks Jameis’s career is over and it is time to gloat cause you hate him so much just be careful cause there are many MANY players that left one franchise and went onto HOF or at least great careers.

    Johnny Unitas
    Brett Farve
    Drew Brees
    Warren Moon
    Steve Young
    Rich Gannon
    Doug Williams

    All of these players started in one location and went on to great feats in their career. So go ahead enjoy ripping a player now but life is not lived in a one or two year increment and again he is only 26 years old. In fact there is a very good chance in 3 years he is a starting QB somewhere in this league when our very own franchise will not have one at all. Now that might be good or it might be bad but either way throwing dirt on his grave is a bit premature. But have your fun now cause it might not last and could come back to bite you someday. Again just let the kid go and enjoy our team as it just makes you look petty and weak to rip someone when their gone.

  22. Ndog Says:

    So YoungBucs what did he say that’s not true?

  23. Bill Says:

    The XFL says it will be back in 2021! Go Winston-led Vipers!!!

  24. MadMax Says:

    Belichick camp already saying they dont want him to drive his price down more, then they’ll pounce for a cheap contract…just my guess.

  25. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I liken Jameis to someone who goes to the DMV, passes his test, passes his eye test then wrecks the car before he can get out of the parking lot.

  26. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Start with “HOF talent”

  27. RGD12 Says:

    Who cares, lets talk about the Bucs. Thank God he is gone!!!

  28. Couch Fan Says:

    There is a lot of things you can say about JW but to deny the incredible amount of talent he has is asinine. He went #1 overall for a reason. Even I can admit this and I desperately wanted him gone.

  29. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Jameis is a complete bust as the overall #1 draft pick. Face the facts. 32 GMs can’t be wrong.

  30. Marine Buc Says:

    @ couch fan

    NFL arm combined with middle school mind.

  31. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Yes, it’s shocking that Team Glazer didn’t franchise tag JW, but it’s even more shocking that they didn’t franchise tag JW, give him a multi-year contract, and then cut him with multiple years remaining on his contract. I call that personal growth. #PaidFloridaVacation

  32. Adrnagy Says:

    You never know … he already as the 5k and he’s what 26?
    The other stuff he will improve. Look at Brees.

    A young Brady backing up Bledsoe would never thought he would be the goat.

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    March 21st, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Start with “HOF talent”

  33. Bird Says:

    Nagy loves balls

  34. Stu Says:

    Nawlins’…to be Brees’ b/u

  35. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Dewey Selmon Says:
    “I liken Jameis to someone who goes to the DMV, passes his test, passes his eye test then wrecks the car before he can get out of the parking lot.”


    LOL, I can not deny, Dewey, that this was frikking hilarious.
    But MEAN!!!
    I don’t know, Jameis has a pretty good sense of humor sometimes. There are times you could catch him that I think even he might laugh at that one.

  36. Jim Says:

    Jameis lost me the night he was drafted, when he boasted before everyone about going to the Super Bowl, well before his first NFL snap. Actually a good kid, tremendous talent and the hardest worker, he should have been sat down and told to watch and listen. Instead he was encouraged to think he was God’s Gift to Football, which was a mistake and a tragedy. His boosters, calling everyone lame, stupid, clueless, haters and racist didn’t help.

  37. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Very astute Dr. Stroud.
    Growth indeed!

  38. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Jim, that was a very thought-provoking post.

  39. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Not just turnovers. Extremely inconsistent ball placement and accuracy. He didn’t read the field well. If he didn’t have such great targets to throw to, he wouldn’t have even come this far. Remember how good Mike Evans made Johnny Manziel look? Where is Johnny now?? Jameis is going to be a career backup / journeyman.

  40. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I have always given Jameis a chance, he has the mentality and drive to be a great quarterback.The reason he failed here in Tampa is because he just can’t help himself on taking that risk he knows he shouldn’t take. It’s like an addiction
    and until he realizes and steps up and admits his problem, only then will he be
    successful. It’s just all to late in Tampa. I hope he doesn’t fix it in New Orleans and take over for Drew Brees and kicks our butt twice a year. That being said no one should feel sorry for Jameis he made 45 million while he was here.

  41. Tony1775 Says:

    The opportunity to improve your craft behind TB12 is priceless.

  42. BackstaBucs Says:

    But he was ballin’!
    Didn’t every GM check their sheets?

  43. Hethrew 30 Says:

    Said all along they’d never franchise tag him, because he’s not worth the money and they probably didn’t want to keep him around anyway.

  44. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Great observations. I was nervous about his ‘immaturity”/ selfishness but like everyone I just wanted to win. After year one I thought we might be on the way then came AZ and OUR national embarrassment. He lost me then although since he was a Buc I swallowed hard and continued to support him.

    2019 and those final two games were simply icing on a cake that had actually been tossed into the oven in Tallahassee.

  45. BucsNolesfan Says:

    It’s unfortunate some Buccaneers fans vent their frustrations on a quarterback that did not have an quality supporting cast or coaching around him for most of his career. JW made too many mistakes which forced the Bucs leadership to release him. I wish him well in his future. I hope the Bucs organization can upgrade the mediocre o-line, find a nfl quality running back, kicking game and upgraded back side. If not TB “The GOAT” will get hurt due to nasty defenses not respecting the struggling o-line, running back and smothered wide receivers. On paper this season has promise…hopefully JL and BA can deliver….yeah Bucs
    Oh yeah TB’s last pass as a Pat was a pick six by the Titans…let us be cautious in your exuberance

  46. Tony1775 Says:

    He is ballin so will go somewhere and get his 30 milly.

  47. Dapostman Says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

    Jameis Winston is on the Jim Plunkett NFL path.

    Jim Plunkett #1 overall pick of the Patriots 1971. After 5 seasons with a bad Patriots team he was traded to a bad 49’ers team in 1976. Released then signed by the Raiders in 1978 and won two yes two Super Bowls wearing the silver and black. We all see Winston as the young knucklehead now but a few years from now he’ll be more mature with more NFL knowledge and probably playing for a better team than he ever had in Tampa.

    Time will tell.

  48. 541BucsFan Says:

    Remember Freeman: Starts hot, flames out with Bucs, gets thrown as a starter for a new team due to an injury, fails, out of the league.

    I could see this with JW

  49. AJ Says:

    is it far fetch to think he can play a back up role here behind Brady?? Wouldn’t mind seeing him behind the GOAT learning to be a pro.

  50. SkBucsFan Says:

    It doesn’t matter if and where he goes to. Part of me wants it to be the NFC south so our DB’s can pas their stats. Either way he is someone else’s problem now.

  51. Mike Johnson Says:

    Pittsburg would be qreat for Jameis. Big Ben is great. But because of his physical style of play, he will go down during the year. Enter..Jameis. The Jags might be great also. Probably though it would do Jameis good to get with a great QB coach.
    I was thinking saints also. Backing up Brees. Jameis will be back in a big way. mark my words and Keep watching.

  52. Dom >Licht Says:

    I’m guessing no one else in the NFL thinks the Bucs wasted his HOF potential Since no one’s offered this douche even a back up job yet

  53. 40 TDs Says:

    Check the sheet Npup!
    Check the sheet!

  54. Dom >Licht Says:

    HOF talent… lol. Rest of the NFL is laughing also… no one offered this Hall of Famer a job.

  55. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Americas Bench Warmer

  56. Njbuc Says:

    I agree with AJ, although BA already burned the bridge to keep him even as the backup; why isn’t Miami being mentioned as a place he lands to act as a bridge to their Rookie QB?

  57. /formerly/whats the bucs plan 2020/ now OMG !2020 WE HAVE THE GOAT Says:

    jaymiss winsnot will be lucky to get paid 8-10 million as a back up….

  58. JayMissEyes Says:

    Ndog comparing Winston to those greats is a little far fetched don’t you think? Winston has had 5 years to work on his issues and has failed. The league is not forgiving to players that get picked 1st overall and no not perform. What separates Winston from the group of hall of farmers is his inability to get rid of the ball to the appropriate side. Also he stares down his receivers like a Freshly prepared t-bone steak which in turn has defenders licking their lips before the pick even happens. Thirdly, Winston needs to learn to use his legs or throw the ball away when plays break down. Instead, he tries to fit the ball in the worst possible sot for his receivers to break their backs trying to make. How many times have you seen Winston hit his receivers in stride within the past 5 years?

  59. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Americas Couch Warmer

  60. gotbbucs Says:

    You want your backup QB to be able to go in and hold down the fort, not burn it to the ground on his first possession. Jameis opened eyes this year across the NFL, and not in a good way. Most of those interceptions were blatantly horrible throws and non existent reads.

  61. Mister Positive Pete Says:

    I was thinking maybe Cleveland… be the threatening backup to Baker Mayfield.

  62. Pete I Says:

    Who cares?

    Meaningless stats is free to go where he wants. He isn’t here anymore thank God.

  63. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    It sounds weird to say this, but could he be without even a backup job this year? I mean the guy at a minimum is extremely divisive, doesn’t seem to learn from mistakes and at any moment could be banned from the league. Plus he’s arrogant about his worth. Who wants all that?

  64. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I see Jameis winding up in Jacksonville competing with Minshew. Probably give Jameis a 2 yr, $27 mill deal.

  65. David Says:

    I think backing up Ben in Pittsburgh would be a great fit. Ben doesn’t have much longer and the offense is very similar to the one Arians installed in Pittsburgh years ago.
    Take care of that ball Jameis, wish you well

  66. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    I hope he’s happy whenever he signs he was a great guy and a great person for the community! He did stuff for people that he didn’t have to and is a real mans man!! A good dude all around!!! …. That being said THANK GOD that loser (as far as football is concerned) is going to be on another team next year!!! … If we have a next year!! Wouldn’t that be just Tampa luck! Get Brady then the season be called off!!!

  67. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs kinda crapped on Jameis. They brought him in touting him as the 7th wonder with no pro tutor-ledge. He has always averaged about 15 to 18 interceptions a game. Then they bring in the so called. QB Whisperer Arians who has this no risk it, no biscuit BS theory. So we throw the ball 45 times a game. If Arians was so great, how come he gave Winston one year? Thats not great thats…Impatience. Enter a 43 yr old going out the door trying to make bank before his retirement. Good Luck Arians. But I told all of you so. When brady goes down with all that guaranteed money, I’m gonna LMAO. I hope Jameis succeeds elsewhere. I think he will. He;s like Doug Williams was..Its hard to keep greatness down.

  68. Oneilbucs Says:

    I thought it took 2 years to master his playbook ?? That’s what he been saying all year but he only gave Jamies 1 year . He gave Palmer 2 years . That’s ok because when this is over we will be the Arizona Cardinals .

  69. Natron Says:


  70. lambchop Says:

    If Jameis drops his asking price drastically, I could see him as a Raider with a chance to compete. But, he has ended up on the wrong side of a baffling 5 year career with ups and downs. But, knowing how Gruden handles his QBs, there aren’t a lot of QBs that would be able to channel that kind of tough love in the right way.

    The only teams that make sense are Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, and Miami.

    We still have Andy Dalton and Cam Newton looking to take opportunities away from Jameis. Cam, when he’s fully engaged, throws a better ball than Jameis. He definitely throws a better out – the route that led to so many pick-6’s for Jameis.

  71. Old School Athlete Says:

    I have been thinking the same thing! That would definitely be Buc luck.

  72. Wayne PEREZ Says:

    All he had to do is win the last 2games and he still has a job those 6 picks cost him millions

  73. T REX Says:


    no really buwahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Take your McBackup QB and get lost. You aren’t a buc but an INT man lover.

    Do not need you anymore. You’re expendable like Wisnton.