Jameis Winston says he is flattered to be replaced by Tom Brady
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not hesitate to move on from Jameis Winston when it became clear that they were going to sign Tom Brady, and even Jameis doesn’t blame the team for that. After all, it isn’t every day that you get an opportunity to sign arguably the greatest NFL player of all time.
Winston appeared on FOX News on Wednesday morning to discuss a toll-free COVID-19 hotline he has developed along with Dr. Scott Kelley, but naturally there was a question about his playing career. The former Florida State star said he views it as “kudos to me” that he was replaced by Brady. You can hear the comments beginning at around the 55-second mark below:
Jameis gets asked about his wedding and Tom Brady taking his job in Tampa on @FoxNews ! @edhenry is a Savage! Classy response as expected! I still love this guy and wish him the best. I hope he’s still active in our charitable community. Join us on #JPShow 3-6pm on 820AM/98.3 pic.twitter.com/AdKx9vHBFr
— FanStreamSports JP Peterson (@FanStreamJP) April 8, 2020
“One thing about Tom Brady is it’s understood that he is the GOAT,” Winston said. “For you to get replaced by Tom Brady in a city that you love so much, I guess that’s kudos to me. At the end of the day, it’s a competitive sport.”
Winston certainly has a point. While Bucs head coach Bruce Arians appeared to make it clear before Brady entered the picture that he did not think very highly of Winston, being replaced by Brady is much easier than having someone like, say, Philip Rivers take your job.
Winston led the NFL with 30 interceptions last season, but he also threw for more than 5,000 yards and is just 26 years old. While it may take him a while to find another job, his NFL career is far from over.