Jameis Winston is still the “starting quarterback” for the Buccaneers, but they know he’s going to miss the first three games of the regular season because of his suspension.
So when he took the field Thursday night against the Dolphins, he was out there with a bunch of second- and third-stringers. He played well, completing 11-of-13 passes for 102 yards.
“I was happy to play football,” Winston said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “Like I said, it was a privilege. I’ve been working with everybody this training camp so that prepared me.”
Ryan Fitzpatrick started the game, as he will the first three of the regular season, and third quarterback Ryan Griffin finished the game with a late drive which led to a game-winning field goal.
The three of them combined to go 37-of-47 for 336…