“It’s not as if you can say ‘Well, he’s a gunslinger and throws a lot of interceptions, but the results have been positive and he’s throwing a lot of TDs and leading his teams to victory’… No, the Bucs have been awful with Jameis Winston at quarterback.”
-- Clay Travis.
It’s been quite a roller coaster career for embattled Bucs franchise quarterback Jameis Winston, as the former Heisman Trophy and National Championship winning quarterback has ridden as many salient highs (Pro Bowl as a rookie, first player to throw for 4,000 yards in his first two seasons in NFL history) as pitiful lows (19-29 career record, 71 turnovers in 48 games).
Coming off a four-interception game in Cincinnati where the former no. 1 overall draft pick was pulled in favor of enigmatic bombshell backup Ryan Fitzpatrick who nearly led Tampa to an improbable comeback, Clay Travis says the 25-year-old is nearing an alarmingly precarious stretch of his career with a fifth-year team option floating on the horizon at season's end.
The 3-4 bumbling Bucs have an important decision to make with Winston, who could become a free agent at season’s end if the team elects to squash his option, which to this point, looks like an extremely revealing decision, with Winston leading the NFL in interceptions sharing time with one of the league’s rambunctious phenomenons Ryan ‘Fitzmagic’.
Is Winston finished in Tampa? Listen to the full audio below as Clay explains why the Bucs need to turn the page on the former can’t-miss prospect.