Jameis Winston said goodbye to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing Tom Brady. The outgoing quarterback informed fans that he would see them at the Super Bowl in February.
The Bucs completed the takeover of Brady on Friday. The 42-year-old superstar left the New England Patriots earlier this week after winning a franchise record of six Super Bowl rings.
Winston led the NFL in passing in 2019, but the first overall selection in the 2015 draft also threw 30 league interceptions when Tampa Bay missed the playoffs for the 12th consecutive time.
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Because of its inconsistency and Brady’s availability, the Bucs haven’t signed Winston again, so he’ll be playing for another team in 2020. This campaign ends with a Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
“It’s been a great five seasons as a buccaneer,” Winston wrote on Twitter next to a picture of the night he was drafted five years ago. “All love and respect, I love Tampa and I look forward to seeing you again in February. #SBLV # 2020Vision #Dreamforever.”
Winston threw for 19,737 yards, 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions in five seasons with the Buccaneers. He is the team leader in overtaking and touchdowns.
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After the best free agents Brady and Philip Rivers found a new home with the Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts and Ryan Tannehill signed again with the Tennessee Titans, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious landing site for Winston.
Because of his gunslinger mentality, he is unlikely to replace Brady in New England, while the Los Angeles Chargers, who reportedly missed the former Patriots quarterback himself, could throw Tyrod Taylor or choose a rookie quarterback like Justin Herbert with the sixth Overall victory in the draft.