It wasn’t long ago that everyone wondered whether the Buccaneers would move on from Jameis Winston before 2019. Now, Winston again is the man in Tampa Bay, with a coaching staff that believes in him.
The Bucs had two starting quarterbacks last season — Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick — so they really had none.
New offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich said Friday in his introductory press conference that it’s important for a team to know who the starting quarterback is.
“It’s Jameis,” Leftwich said. “I think it’s a very important thing. I’ve been in as a quarterback going through this league. I’ve been through the highs of highs and the lows of lows, right? So I always tell guys that I’ve been through the blender. I’ve been the franchise quarterback, and then I was the guy that nobody said can ever play and that’s just part of playing quarterback in this business. As a team, the locker room knows who the quarterback of this football team is; we know who the quarterback of this football team is. We as coaches just have to do a better job of putting guys in position and making sure we are doing the right things day-in and day-out, so we can be successful on Sundays because that is all these guys really care about. As players,…