Throughout his first season as the Buccaneers’ head coach, Bruce Arians was generally noncommittal toward former starting QB Jameis Winston. In one memorable sound-bite toward the end of the 2019 campaign, Arians was asked if Tampa could win with a different signal-caller, and he replied, “With another quarterback? Oh yeah. If we can win with this one [Winston], we can definitely win with another one, too.”
Despite that, Arians recently told Rich Eisen of the NFL Network that he is trying to sell other clubs on Winston, via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “I’ve called a couple teams,” Arians told Eisen. “You’re going to get one of the hardest workers you’ve ever had and a great young man.”
However, none of the teams that Arians spoke with indicated they were interested in Winston as a starter. And indeed, teams that entered the offseason with QB needs have either filled those needs, plan to stay the course with their current group of passers or are expected to use a high draft pick on a quarterback. So at this point, Winston will just need to get on a roster and hope that an opportunity opens up.
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