Bruce Arians denies that Buccaneers have made decision on Jameis Winston
Have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a decision on the future of Jameis Winston? It depends on who you ask.
A Saturday morning report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport suggested that the Buccaneers have decided to bring Winston back in 2020. The quarterback is currently playing out the final year of his deal, and there have been questions about his future all season.
After Saturday’s loss, however, coach Bruce Arians denied that the team had made a decision on Winston’s future.
Bruce Arians on the NFL Network report that Jameis Winston is returning next season: "There's been no decision on any player. We don't make those decisions until the end of the season."
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This may just be coach-speak. Arians has been a firm Winston backer all season, and all signs have been that the team wants to keep Winston. It’s unlikely that Saturday’s dreadful four interception performance changed any minds, but Arians might not have wanted to confirm a Winston return after such a showing.