Buccaneers news: Tampa Bay remains undecided about Jameis Winston
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain undecided about Jameis Winston

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Jameis Winston had LASIK surgery, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still remain undecided if he is still a part of their future plans. On Thursday, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians admitted the team is still weighing their options in terms of the quarterback they selected first overall in the 2015 draft.

“Really, nothing has changed,” Arians said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “What’s Door No. 2? You know? Can we make the one we have better? All those things you go through right now.”

The deadline for the Buccaneers to transition or franchise tag Winston is 4 p.m. on March 10th. If they do place the franchise tag on him they would be on the hook for $27 million next season.

One of the big issues for the Buccaneers is they have to decide during the legal tampering period if there is a better option available. Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, and Drew Brees all could be available depending on what other teams decide to do.

“You’re just sitting there waiting to see is there someone available? … Is he a better option?

“And then, that’s the problem, you get about three days to decide. The legal tampering period. Is somebody going to get let go? What’s the trade values? It’s really monotonous right now because you don’t have any answers.”

That can’t be much of a confidence boost for Winston with his coach openly talking about maybe finding a better player, but maybe this can give him motivation. If the Buccaneers bring back Winston, he needs to improve on the turnovers.