Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians speaks out on Jameis Winston’s impressive performance vs. Seahawks
Despite the fact that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came up short on Sunday afternoon against the surging Seattle Seahawks, head coach Bruce Arians will still impressed with the play of soon-to-be free agent quarterback Jameis Winston. With the Seahawks ultimately coming away with a win in overtime, Winston did string together a solid individual performance and played as well as he has all season long.
“Jameis played as good as he’s played all year,” Arians told reporters following his team’s narrow loss on the road to the now 7-2 Seahawks, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk.
Winston notably completed 29 of his 44 passing attempts against the Seahawks, producing 335 yards through the air alongside a pair of touchdowns. Although he did lose a fumble that led to Seahawks points late in the game, Winston more importantly failed to throw an interception in Seattle — something that cannot be said about him often.
With only two wins on the season under their belt as it stands today, the Buccaneers are now seeking moral victories as the postseason will once again be out of reach. As for Winston, it appears as though this will be his last go-round in Tampa Bay as he is currently gearing up to become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason. Winston is now playing under the terms of the fifth and final year of his rookie contract after the Buccaneers originally selected him at No. 1 overall back in 2015 out of Florida State.
Tampa Bay will enter Week 10 with a dismal 2-6 record.