Jameis Winston Wishes He Took Tampa Bay To Tom Brady’s Super Bowl

September 15th, 2022

Our beloved Buccaneers head to New Orleans on Sunday and they’ll face a quarterback who still kind of wishes he was Tampa Bay’s go-to guy.

Sure, Jameis Winston loves his Saints teammates and is happy and grateful to be starting for a team he watched as a kid in Alabama, but pain from the Bucs not wanting him is still a fresh memory.

Jameis sat down for the Truss Levelz podcast early this month and opened up a bit on his Tampa time.

“I never disrespect my teammates. I love my teammates, but I wish I could have took [the Bucs] to that level that happened the next year. Like I still get motivated by that. … That’s something that I wanted to build, and it to see it happen it made me really more hungry.”

Jameis went on to say being replaced by Tom Brady had him soul-searching. “But to see who made it happen, I was just like, ‘Ok, Lord, I gotta wait.’ But I’m still hunting,” Jameis said.

Interestingly, Jameis said all the tough times in Tampa and realizing that his mind might not have been where it needed to be has him more laser focused now on winning.

“Them losses [in Tampa] taught me more about me than I ever really understood in my life,” Jameis said.

Joe just hopes Jameis’ burning desire to beat the Bucs on Sunday results in turnovers. Given the Bucs’ injuries and new parts on offense, that might be their clearest path to eating a “W.”

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76 Responses to “Jameis Winston Wishes He Took Tampa Bay To Tom Brady’s Super Bowl”

  1. ZZBUC Says:

    I do not trust any word that comes out of this guy…..

  2. robert Says:

    why does even hearing this POS name still bother me. oh, I know, because he should be behind III’s.

  3. Doc's Take Says:

    Sounds like a mature quarterback, that has learn how to win.

  4. Lt. Dan Says:

    “made me really more hungry.” Pfffft Jaymiss – eat some dubs then. Neve cared for his skill set.

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    “Them losses” taught Bucs fans a LOT, too, ATM.

    We’d still be stuck in the turnover mud with you on the roster pulling down millions. And the Bucs would not be that attractive to top-tier FA’s.

    The best decision Buc management ever made was moving on from this chucklehead.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    4th quarter is Jameis time when he is behind by one or more TDs. I am elated that we have Tom but Jameis’s bombs were adrenaline inducing

  7. Couch Fan Says:

    Ill let everyone else hate on Jameis. Yes he wasnt a good QB for us but I love the guy and wish nothing but the best for him, except against us. GO BUCS.

  8. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Winny’s Wild Ride…his best play in Tampa was the pick 6 to close out the 2019 season. Without it…Brady may never have become a Buc ( with an assist from Matt Gay that day ).

    Still says and does some strange stuff…eating dubs if not dix…wearing an Eagles jersey prior to the Bucs opening playoff game last year…this whole thing is playing out like a Greek tragedy.

  9. Lamarcus Says:

    Still a huge fan of JW. I watch the Saints just to see him play. Very entertaining

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Jameis … “Them losses [in Tampa] taught me more about me than I ever really understood in my life.”

    Losing can teach you more than winning sometimes. Especially when the losses are of your own making.

  11. CrackWise Says:

    He could have.

    I mean correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t JW start driving for Uber after the regular season ends every year?

    All he had to do was put a call in to someone over at OBP and say hey. I want to take TB12 to the SB. This ride is on me, I won’t hassle him for an autograph or try to touch his gun, of an arm.

    Maybe I have my stories confused. IDK

  12. Smashsquatch Says:

    Jameis has always focused too much on the outcome, and not enough on the process. Our D will feast on his weak mindset, just like our opponents did when he was in Tampa. Just look at the game he played against us last year; he got injured trying to be the hero, never giving up on a play, and always looking for the positive outcome.

  13. CrackWise Says:

    I get that watching the Bucs win because they got rid of him made him hungrier.

    I wonder if its ever dawned on him. You need your fingers to throw the ball accurately. So, eating them is just DUMB.

    AND before yall start clowning on me for taking shots at JW. I was one of his biggest fans while he was in Tampa. Might even still be a fan if he would have offered to stay in Tampa for league min to back up Brady vs going to the Saints for league min to back up Drew.

    The guy is his own worst enemy at this point and always really.

  14. Tye Says:

    I would imagine most, if not all failed QBS, wish they would have been winners…

  15. unbelievable Says:

    I don’t hate the guy like many fans seem to. We were just sold something that wasn’t true.

    “Most pro ready QB since [insert name here]” was total BS. But having a bottom 3 defense and a bottom 3 run game every year after his rookie season certainly didn’t help him either.

    Oh well. We ended up with Brady and a SB, and without drafting Jameis, that prob never would have happened. So I’m thankful for that lol. Even with all the misery that came before.

  16. unbelievable Says:

    Also, that photo cracks me up every time I see it.

  17. Bucsfansarertheworst Says:

    I like how you all act like JW shoulders all the blame for Arian’s awful play calling. It’s weird how a change of scenery and better coaching has helped JW keep his TO’s under control. Idk, it’s looking like Arians was just a crappy coach who rode the coat tails of TB12. Don’t worry though, once he retires, the Bucs will go back to being irrelevant and begging JW to give them another shot.

  18. Maniac Buc Says:

    I love Jameis and I’m very proud of him, and the composure he’s shown to continue his career. I wish him all the success in the world. Life is bigger than your favorite team. I would love to see him lead the Saints, or whatever team he’s playing for, to a Super Bowl. The guy has never been a bad teammate or caused any trouble in any locker room. Y’all get to caught up in hating athletes. These guys are human just like everyone else.

  19. Duane Says:

    3 years later and Jameis isnt the only one that cant let it go. In a franchise doomed to few highlights at that position, we still choose to nail this one to the cross. As horrible as he was, I think he is still in the books for passing accolades for this franchise other than ints. Im ok with him having a bad game on Sunday, but I would not be surprised if he got Thomas and Olave going, and we suffer another beatdown.

  20. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I just read an article saying his back is still hurt, and he may not play.
    For the record, I am not a Jameis hater, but when Ton Brady becomes available, it is time to move on from any other QB.
    The 49ers could have had Brady, but they messed up badly and passed.
    Jason Licht did not make the same mistake, and grabbed Brady.

  21. SB~LV Says:

    If frogs had wings they would not bump their ass when they hopped

  22. JayWill Says:

    Winston not holding to what happened in Tampa…When he spoke losing in Tampa and learning from that experience is from the context of always winning. He won in high school, won in college & having to deal losing was difficult. That’s most athletes that come from his pedigree of success…Crackwise he did asked to stay as a backup to learn from Brady. He was told no. Brady didn’t like Jimmy as a backup no way he would want Winston behind him. Winstonbcared more about getting better than getting money. That’s why he went to Drew and Sean.

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I can empathize with Winston….he’s here 5 years…..leaves and the very next year Bucs win a SuperBowl at Ray Jay….

    Sure, he thought it was his team that won…..probably the same way Dungy felt when Gruden won….

    That’s life…..

  24. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’m shocked that he almost formed a coherent sentence or two. He’s a complete babbling idiot, a buffoon of the highest order. It’s unfortunate he wasn’t born in medieval times because he would have made the perfect court jester. Wasn’t his wonderlic score around 5 or 6? Dumber than dirt.

  25. HC Grover Says:

    Tampa is so much better than Stainking New Orleans.

  26. William Walls Says:

    I’m just grateful that he took those g#$-awful uniforms with him when he left.

  27. SB dubs Says:

    Y’all are all ahting on JW for his past, quit being sour just cuz he’s grown outside y’all’s system. Wouldn’t be surprised if NO takes the division this year. Also…. Go Panthers!!!

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    JayWill … There may be some ‘revisionist history’ in there. As I remember it, Jameis was asking for top dollar to re-sign with the Bucs BEFORE Tom Brady came into the picture. Can’t remember any discussions about him being willing to take minimum salary to learn from Brady AFTER TB12 came onto the scene.

  29. Jonny Says:

    I like Jameis even if it did not work out for us. He worked hard, was a great teammate, did most of the things within his power to do justice to his fans. He simply wasn’t that good and I’m not sure if any type of coaching could have ever solved his issues. He is on a better team now than he was ever with Tampa. I hope he does well for himself except for when he faces us.

  30. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    I wish Jameis well. Hope he has success in the league. Just not against us.

    I will say this: I love Arians, but JW did not throw 30 picks with Koetter. Oh, he threw too many, no doubt, but Arians didn’t create an offense that suited JW. He created one that exposed his flaws. He got WORSE with Arians, and BETTER with Sean Payton.

    I still think he has potential to be great. He’ll never avoid picks like Aaron Rodgers does–in fact, he’ll probably be more like Favre in that department–but he can still be a winner.

  31. Beeej Says:

    Guy was amazing –falling down, dude hanging on him, throws a 40 yard dart off his back foot, threads it between 2 defenders, hits ME13 on the numbers. Next play, no pressure, throws it right to the middle linebacker

  32. tickrdr Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    September 15th, 2022 at 10:35 am
    Also, that photo cracks me up every time I see it.
    This is also my favorite photo of Jameis Winston.
    It always looks like the pressure of the game is making him tighten up so much, that his pants are getting sucked into his rectum.


  33. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I’d like to grab him right in the pu$$y.

  34. A Bucs Fan Says:

    No Mike Evans or Julio at practice today. Tough. At least Lenny was able to go.

  35. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    Nice job Jameis, I hope you have great success except when you play the Bucs lol the guy is growing up.

  36. Google is my friend Says:

    Jameis got a 27 on the wonderlic it was pretty easy to look up by the way

  37. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I wonder how Jamais takes the Bucs to the SB without AB, Gronk & Lenny all of which scored TD’s in the SB. Watch Kurt Warner talk about Saints being Brady’s kryptonite. They showed clips of his ints, not ONE wr was open on any of the plays they showed. More underneath stuff, the wr were to far downfield.

  38. MadMax Says:

    Wouldve never made it to the SB with him….he’s not Brady! Simple as that!

  39. Oneilbuc Says:

    The bucs ain’t never developed a quarterback don’t understand how some of yall keep blaming the quarterbacks. Now in New Orleans he’s looking like a better quarterback. The thing I liked about Jameis is he gave it all he had for this franchise every game with no running game or defense.

  40. EEK Says:


    Just stop talking dude


  41. gotbbucs Says:

    Check yo sheet

  42. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafart. I have to agree with you!!!

  43. Craig Says:

    Looks like he is still denying that 30 interceptions were a big problem.

    Sure, he might have been redeemed if he won those last two, easy games and ended up 9-7 instead of 7-9; but he didn’t redeem himself.

    Then he had the balls to say he was worth over 30 million bucks a year. A guy who started, and ended, his career here with pick-6’s

  44. CrackWise Says:

    Yall saying JW was a great teammate and worked hard and all that jazz are correct. In your own minds.

    You’re also the same people that are saying that Brady not being in house for a couple weeks was him being a bad teammate.

    Hmmm let’s see 2 + 2 = oh who cares

    I think the fact Brady missed two preseason games is less important than JW being suspended for how many games was it again. Awe who cares. JW would have won IF….. Who cares?

    Losers LOSE and winners WIN. Thats all that matters really.

    I do thank JW for leading all the EXCELLENT picks he provided us. I mean we got Vita, AW, DW, CD and JD. As well as CG and …… Yeah so I am thankful for the JW picks for sure.

  45. Superd950 Says:

    I would rather have Jameis after Tom leaves than who we have now.

  46. CrackWise Says:


    Go watch the 4th quarter of the ATL game. TWICE the Falcons dropped EASY pick 6 opportunities. Both times, they ended up giving up a TD to allow the Saints to steal a win from the jaws of defeat.

    ATL clearly is still suffering from the TB12 SB comeback hex.

    All we have to do is mirror what ATL did to JW and the game will be ours for the taking on D.

  47. CrackWise Says:


    You mean you would rather have a proven Loser over a guy that Set NCAA records for TDs and Accuracy ratings?

    Some of you folks are SUPER strange. JW had his opportunity and failed. He is getting his second chance. And frankly I hope he fails again. Just like I do for all the other teams not named the Bucs.

  48. CrackWise Says:


    I wonder how the Bucs get all of those guys with a QB known for poor judgement on the field and off.

    Lets be real. DJax didn’t like JW and its VERY likely Swaggy and the rest saw his leadership and mimicked. Just like they do Tom and or like most people do when it comes to leadership.

    No more excuses for JW. He can eat his fingers with a side of butter on some other team.

  49. CrackWise Says:


    One other observation to consider. Have you not noticed how much fresher the D looks when they are not constantly on the field after turnovers and boneheaded 3 and outs?

    Also, the running game is hard to establish when you having to play from behind all the time!!!

  50. SKBucsFan Says:

    Keep wishing JW. You would have never been able to take that Bucs team to the Superbowl. Would have been lucky to get a playoff spot at best.

  51. Beeej Says:

    Decent time of possession helps too. Brady’s first 2 seasons we were barely 30 minutes. Last week we were 33 and change

  52. Mike C Says:

    Crack Wise, don’t argue with oneilbuc, it’s like trying to tell a flat earther that the earth is round, he can’t see his own sickness

  53. '79 Defense Says:

    A lot of people seem to like to take shots at him, and of course there is plenty of material to chose from, but I would like to see him win a SB one year if the Bucs don’t– but just not for the Saints. I wish him well.

  54. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Sigh. Guys, no matter what happens, JW is not coming back. Get over it.

  55. Buczilla Says:

    Jameis is the enemy. I personally like the dude and I wish him nothing but the best off the field. On the field, I wish him and his backward a$$ team nothing but the worst. I’m fairly certain that I’ll be losing my voice this Sunday and I’m already giddy af to watch this game. Hurry up Sunday!

  56. Bucanero Says:

    Thank you Bruce you are the true captain of this franchise

  57. Goatfarmer Says:

    Osqueelyall will be pulling batches if the Saints win. If Kameis does anything good at all. Admit it loser.

  58. Goatfarmer Says:

    Winfield needs to circle his mates and teach them how to catch the damn football. Devin! Carlton! Jamel! You’re in the right place just eyeball the pass into your ample mitts.

    Thank you.

  59. Oneilbuc Says:

    Why don’t yall just wait until after the game then talk your trash ?? Every time y’all say Jameis ain’t going to do this or that or he would throw a pick 6 it never happens he keeps playing good every time. So far he’s 6 and 2 when he’s the starting quarterback. Y’all said all this stuff last year and Brady end up being the one who threw the picks yall said Jameis would throw. Then yall blamed BL for calling bad plays lol 🤣🤣 just wait until after the game. If Jameis plays bad ok he played bad every quarterback is not going to play good every game. Just like Brady didn’t play good every game with us . And guess what I won’t lose one second of sleep for either one of them who plays bad .

  60. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston is at his best when he’s in full gunslinger mode. The game being close, however, should keep him in ultra-conservative mode, since Payton spent 2-years drilling into his head that the worst thing in the world you can do is turnover the ball. Which is literally not true, but it’s not a bad lesson to learn for a gunslinger, so long as you don’t crush them.

    Last week, versus Atlanta, if you watched Winston in the first 3 quarters, you saw a guy playing not to make a mistake. He was very timid, didn’t want to force the ball, was more concerned about making mistakes than scoring points. That is the Mike Glennon loser mentality that so many on this site fully support.

    However, once you got to the 4th quarter, and you’re down by multiple scores, at that point there is nothing to lose and Winston went into full Tampa gunslinger mode, not caring if he was making mistakes, he was trying to win the game, and that’s what he did. Of course in Tampa, he’d have done all of that, then the defense would have allowed the Falcons to score in those final seconds.

    But, point being, if the game is close, Winston likely isn’t going to activate gunslinger mode, and he’s just a middling QB when he’s playing conservative. Of course if you can get ahead, get him into gunslinger mode and get a turnover, that can result in a 4th quarter blowup as he’ll go down swinging, not throwing the ball away on 4th down like I’ve seen Glennon and Derek Carr do.

  61. D Says:

    Is anyone able to translate Jameis’ speech for us?

  62. Natron Says:

    Yup, I remember “Them losses”. LOL!

  63. CrackWise Says:

    @Rod Munch

    I actually like that take. Thats what made me a fan of his. Its just after 5 years of watching him fail. AND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, leaving his D hung out to dry because he never saw a throw he should not make.

    Well, I would have still loved to see him on our team, LEARNING from one of the Greatest coaching staffs that we have ever had. BUT, just like his game style, he got greasy and left his team AND FANS hung out to dry.

    Regarding the ATL game. He came a cats hair away from THROWING that game away twice. ATL has a knack for giving up big leads in the 4th

    It goes both ways, come back and defend your boyfriend after the game. We have a right to talk trash. For one, he is not on our team. For TWO, he is not on our team. FINALLY, no one cares about his POTENTIAL, HE FAILED and is STILL FAILING.

  64. David Says:

    I liked JW but he needed to grow up. I was wishing him well… Until he signed with the Saints. Now I hope he loses every game 😂

  65. David Says:

    And every time I see a picture with those old jerseys I think “how did they not realize how ugly they were?!“ horrible

  66. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yeah Jameis, we do too.
    Wish you could have won a Super Bowl here.
    But your screw ups off the field, kept distracting you and the team on the field.
    You should have been a winner here.
    Only you stopped you.

  67. Lokog Says:

    We never would’ve won with jaymiss

  68. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    I wonder if JW regrets refusing to wear corrective lenses for his time in Tampa. I mean come on. The guy was squinting on the sidelines trying to see the scoreboard. Then for 5yrs this guy is getting paid millions of dollars. Has the hopes and dreams of the team and fans riding on his shoulders. And this guy won’t address that he can’t see across the room. How many interceptions did he throw because he was throwing to a blurr. How many reads did he miss because he couldn’t see to process quickly through his progressions. JW would throw into double or even triple coverage to the #1 read when the second read was wide open.

    Then after he moves on from Tampa and his career is on the line he goes out and has Lasik surgery. Whatever. You guys love him all you want. The truth is he tanked this team for five years. Free agents didn’t wanna come here so we had to over pay. Cheering for him was like being in an abusive relationship.

  69. Oneilbuc Says:

    Crack. How is he still failing when he’s been playing good?? Lol 🤣🤣🤣. I can see why the bucs has never developed a quarterback yall don’t have no patience with no quarterback and that’s the problem the fan base. Again this franchise has never developed a quarterback and yet yall keep blaming the quarterbacks is it Trask fault that he’s been practicing with the practice squad or scout team no that’s the coaching staff fault. Is it Trask fault that the coaching staff didn’t let him practice none during the 2021 season no it’s not his fault. But yall blind bucs fans don’t understand that and now Jameis has been playing good since he left and yet yall can’t give him no credit for what he’s been doing right now. Why do y’all hate every former bucs player I can’t get over that part. I’m not a hater I wish all those guys the best but I can’t wait until after the season when Brady is gone who’s going to be the next scapegoat is the question.

  70. Brazen Zebra Says:

    Jameis is a good QB, good not elite. Kind of like a Tony Romo QB or a Geno Smith QB. Can he lead the Saints to the playoffs? Sorry Jameis, not this year. The Bucs D is just too good, and if you try too hard Jameis, you’re either gonna get picked or go down with an injury.

  71. Tom lamphier Says:

    Tom won that super bowl,…Winston would never won it.

  72. Old Sombrero Says:

    Maybe learning the English language would help Jameis learn more than ‘them games’

  73. lambchop Says:

    Jameis only turned it on in the 4th Q of last week’s game cuz Andy Dalton was warming up. This dude doesn’t know the meaning of motivation until it’s too late.

    He doesn’t know how to lead. The guy has been full of empty promises his whole NFL career up to this point. Let’s see what happens Sunday.

  74. Wayne Cooper Says:

    Actually, I hope the Bucs go after Jameis again after this season is over! Tom will move on and the Bucs will need a new starting Quarterback, and Jameis will have gained more experience and maturity. He will be great!

  75. garro Says:

    How did he pass freshman English at FSU?

  76. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    The cleat chaser was taking tests for him?