One of the biggest decisions that the Bucs will have to make after they play the 2019 season is whether or not they want to keep with Jameis Winston as their starting quarterback for the future.
Winston is in the fifth and final year of his contract and is set to make $20 million this season. Until the Bucs can see his production on the field in 2019, this remains a looming situation that will have to be addressed.
At the forefront, a factor as to why Winston hasn’t already reached a second contract is his high turnover rate, stemming from inconsistent play. Winston has thrown 58 interceptions in 56 games.
Many analysts agree that Winston has a very high ceiling, and the potential to be a top 10 quarterback in the NFL if he can put it all together.
One of the people tasked with helping him reach that potential is quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, who was brought on to be apart of Bruce Arians’ coaching staff.
Christensen spoke with NFL writer Albert Breer for his Monday Morning Quarterback column and discussed working with Winston this offseason to limit his number of interceptions.
“That’s a fact, we have to eliminate them,” Christensen said. “Andrew Luck was the same thing. It’s hard—those guys, they just don’t give up on a play. We emphasized with him that a completion isn’t just a completion, there’s different levels. It’s just trying to establish the correct mentality on accuracy, timing and anticipation. We worked really hard with him on just getting ourselves aligned correctly.”