It’s possible that we’ve seen enough. Jameis Winston has earned more time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the team defeated the Detroit Lions on the road Sunday 38-17. Winston lit up the sky again with 4 touchdowns and over 400 yards passing and of course one interception because it’s Jameis.
Most importantly this Bucs team moves to 7-7 on the season. They’re on a four game winning streak. What a turnaround.
Extend Jameis. Franchise Jameis. Just keep Jameis for now. He’s earned it.
It makes sense too. Tampa Bay will likely draft out of the top ten. There won’t be any rookie quarterbacks really worth reaching for there. If someone is available through free agency, like a Teddy Bridgewater or Andy Dalton, then bring him aboard to compete.
But right now, we need to hold on to this big risk, big reward player.
Some other notes:
Great work by this receiving corp stepping up in the absence of Mike Evans. Chris Godwin, OJ Howard, and others continue to improve.
The defense had another terrific day against the run. Only 45 yards on the ground for the Lions. They’re not giving the opposition any opportunities. We need to recognize that.
I’m guessing the Bucs finish 8-8 on the season. They’ll have a fight against the Houston Texans at home next weekend, but should be favored to close out the season on the winning side against a banged up and underwhelming Atlanta Falcons.