Buccaneers news: PFF predicts Tampa Bay will re-sign Jameis Winston
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PFF predicts Buccaneers will re-sign Jameis Winston

Buccaneers, Jameis Winston

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an up-and-down season with Jameis Winston, and his inconsistent form is making a lot of fans worried about his future. However, reports point to the possibility of the Bucs re-upping Winston to a new deal.

According to PFF’s Anthony Treash, Winston is most likely going to stay and undergo one more transformative season with Bruce Arians. The 26-year-old has done enough over the 2019 season to warrant one last try with the team.

Winston has a career-low PFF grade of 68.4 and a career-high of 73.7. The biggest flaw in Winston’s game is clearly his decision-making, and it’s almost as if defenses are invisible to him at times on short, quicker throws. Winston had the fifth-worst PFF grade on passes thrown shorter than 19 yards downfield, and his 27 turnover-worthy plays on such throws were eight more than anyone else. On throws 20-plus yards downfield, Winston improved to 13th in PFF grade and had the fifth most big-time throws. The good is undoubtedly there, evidenced by the fact that he’s been among the five best quarterbacks in positively graded play rate in each of his five seasons, and that makes it seem likely that Bruce Arians, the quarterback whisperer, will want at least one more season to attempt to coax the very best out of him.

Jameis Winston has had his best year yet when it comes to passing yards. He led the NFL with 5109 passing yards at 626 pass attempts. However, he also threw a league-high 30 interceptions in the process. His terribly inconsistent performance frustrated Tampa Bay fans to no end last season.

If the Buccaneers front office does decide to re-up his contract, fans hope that Arians manages to do enough magic to turn him into an incredibly reliable QB.