I can’t seem to decide whether or not I’m a fan of Jameis. If you look at it from one perspective, he looks like a turnover machine, but if you look at it from a different view, he looks like a god-tier QB, with 2nd in the NFL in BOTH Passing Touchdowns and Passing Yards. But then again, he leads the league with 23 interceptions this season. It seems that my view of Jameis is almost as inconsistent as his playing ability.
All jokes aside, the Buccaneers need to keep Jameis. If there’s one thing he seems to be consistent about, its getting the ball to the receiver when it needs to be there the most. Okay sure, maybe it didn’t work out in Week 1 against the Niners, when Jameis blew it and threw two pick sixes, but after games like against the Colts, it’s obvious that the man can play. After 8-9 consecutive weeks of throwing for 300+ yards, it’s easy to see that he’s not the problem.
The Bucs’ biggest problem is their offensive line. Jameis has been sacked a whopping 41 times this season. Obviously, that’s going to play a role in how he passes the ball. Under pressure, all QBs are prone to mess up. On the few plays that Winston has been given time to check his options and make plays, he’s done it pretty well, with some exceptions.
Even if Winston WAS replaced by a flashy new young QB fresh from college, he would continue to face the same problems as Winston due to a poor front line. Then the cycle would keep spinning. Although it’s hard to accept, Winston is arguably the greatest passer in Buccaneers history, but without the needed protection, it’s hard to see him play like it. With the draft around the corner, the Bucs need to target a lineman, or maybe a couple, especially if we want to make a playoff appearance within the next decade.
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