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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Bucs coach says Jameis Winston will ‘probably’ start going forward

Jameis Winston

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers accomplished virtually nothing in their embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but Jameis Winston may have earned his starting job back.

Ryan Fitzpatrick drew the start on Sunday even with Winston having returned from his three-game suspension, but head coach Dirk Koetter made a quarterback change when his team was trailing 38-3 at halftime. Winston proceeded to throw an interception on his first drive of the season, but Koetter hinted that he’s going to start in Week 6 after the bye.

Winston ended up throwing two picks, but he completed 16-of-20 passes for 145 yards and led a touchdown drive. It makes sense that he was rusty since it was his first action of the year, so Koetter is probably giving him the benefit of the doubt.

While Fitzpatrick put up video game numbers over the first three weeks of the season, a report from Sunday indicated he was already on a very short leash. It would be a surprise if he starts over Winston again in Week 6.

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