Bruce Arians might be excited to have Tom Brady as his quarterback, but he still has love for his former QB in Jameis Winston who is without a job.
Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, the Tampa Bay Bucs head coach said he has been in direct contact with multiple teams in an effort to sell them on Winston.
“I called a couple teams [and told them] you’re going to get one of the hardest workers you’ve ever had, and a great young man,” Arians said. “It didn’t work out for us only because Tom Brady was available, and we had Teddy Bridgewater if that hadn’t worked out — we were going full steam back with Jameis. He’s a great young man and nobody’s going to outwork him.”
The former No. 1 overall pick is coming off a 2019 season where he tossed for 5,109 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, but had a ridiculous amount of turnovers in 30 interceptions. The last INT coming by way of a pick-6 that ended the season.
“I think it was that regression in those last two ball games after he had made such good progress,” Arians said. “You don’t throw for 5,100 [yards] and 30 touchdowns and not have any talent. Those numbers are amazing themselves, but those turnovers in December made us [wonder] if there’s something better behind door No. 2.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Chargers are not interested in him and Jameis is likely to be getting nothing more than a back-up position in 2020.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.