Jameis Winston turbulent 2019 season is finally over with. It ended just as it should as he threw a pick-6 in overtime to end the Tampa Bay Bucs season.
Winston ends the year ranked 1st in Passing Yards (5,109), 2nd in Passing Touchdowns, but ranked 1st in Interceptions. It marks the first time in NFL history that a QB threw for at least 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season. Not exactly the type of season a QB wants to be remembered for.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was none too pleased about the season and did not mince any words when speaking on the season Winston had and how their final game of the year ended.
“It smells as bad as it could possibly smell and it’ll smell that way for a long time,” Arians said of the loss on Winston’s seventh pick-six of the season.”
“I think an overtime loss, giving the ball away for a touchdown? I can’t think of anything worse.”
Winston said the last pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage. But Arians called it a bad decision to throw the football to Brate.
“Sure looked like (a bad decision),” Arians said. “He was covered. He’s throwing to his favorite guy but he’s covered.”
“He was open,” Winston said. “This is football. This is a game of inches. The ball got tipped and it went straight to him. There’s been a lot of instances where I throw to Cam and it’s a bang-bang play that we get a first down completion. If the ball (doesn’t) get tipped, it’s a completion. The ball gets tipped, it magically ends up in someone’s hands. That’s stuff you can’t control.”
As far as what he thought about bringing Winston back in 2020:
“You look at it and there’s so much good and so much outright terrible,” Arians said. “We got to weigh that and see what happens.”
Is it good enough to bring back Winston?
“We’ll see,” Arians said.
One reporter even brought up Winston’s vision problems that date back to his time with the FSU Seminoles.
Arians and the Tampa Bay Bucs will now take some time to evaluate if they should bring Winston back for another season or give him one more shot to do better under Bruce Arians.