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The Bucs have yet to ever give a second contract to a drafted quarterback in their 42 year history, but they are getting closer to breaking that almost unbelievable stat.

While it isn’t a new contract – yet – the fact that the Buccaneers have decided to exercise Jameis Winston’s fifth-year option tells you a lot about their future plans and what they think of their signal caller.

First reported by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs will be on the hook for $20.92 million in 2019, the last year of Winston’s initial rookie deal. That won’t keep the team from looking to sign the former FSU star to a new long-term deal before then however.

In his first three seasons in Tampa Bay, Winston has thrown for 11,636 yards, with 69 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. While Winston has the organization encouraged about the future, he and the team both know there is work left to be done. Winston told the media on Monday he is excited heading into his fourth season.

QB Jameis Winston

QB Jameis Winston – Photo by: Mark Cook/PR

“It’s exciting to start the fourth year, especially with my teammates, my class coming in. Donovan [Smith] has a big year coming up, Ali [Marpet] has a big year coming up, and obviously, I have a huge year coming up,” Winston said on Monday. “And seeing guys like Cam [Brate] and Mike [Evans] – they reap what they sow. I mean, they got huge contracts but it’s what you said at the end. It’s about that postseason, man. It’s about getting some wins together, it’s about bringing this community behind us, it’s about really changing this culture around here and we’re taking strides to that but now it’s time to get it done.”

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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Randy H.
Randy H.(@zzdcatc12)
3 years ago

I know not everyone likes ESPN, but I watch NFL Live on there. Last week in one of the segments, they asked Louis Riddick which one of the NFC South quarterbacks he would want for the next five years and he said Jameis! He said that he is only going to get better. He said two years ago, he would not have taken him, but his growth has been great. He was a scout and Director of Pro Personnel for the Redskins, so he probably is pretty reliable. Just saying.

Darin
Darin(@darinhigh)
Reply to  Randy H.
3 years ago

I’d want Jameis out of those QBs too for the next 5 years Randy. Louis Riddick is the most intelligent and dialed into the league of the espn analysts,imo. He worked for the Eagles as well. The guy is great during the draft too. Looking forward to seeing him work the draft soon!! Exciting times coming up. Licht needs to tighten up his late round picks this year and acquire more picks. And congrats Winston. Must be nice to get 20 mil before your big contract.

Charlie
Charlie(@crossbonesbombs)
3 years ago

He wasn’t a scout for the ‘Skins in the Joe Gibbs era so his word isn’t above reproach…and I’ll tell you what $21 million better be the highest point of a long term deal if this dude doesn’t get us some wins in the playoffs over the next 2 years. This team would be promoting and marketing a bunch of losers if he’s paid a penny more than that without playoff wins.

majc32
majc32(@majc32)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

You do realize it takes a TEAM to make it to the playoffs? Blaming no playoff appearances on James when your defense, running game and special teams suck is idiotic.

BucWonder
BucWonder(@bucwonder)
3 years ago

No brainer.

Charlie
Charlie(@crossbonesbombs)
3 years ago

You realize that he has the most turnovers since entering the league right? And he has the most control over that that anyone else right? He can say all the right things in pressers and be positive all he wants. He needs to start taking better care of the ball AND start completing passes longer than 30, 40+ yards in the air. If he doesn’t, he shouldn’t be worth more than 21 million a yr. Probably because we won’t be in the playoffs in the next 2 years…you’d be ok with that?

majc32
majc32(@majc32)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

And Andrew luck has more turnovers than anyone in the league since he had been in the league but I bet you still think he is worth all his money. Farve has the most ints of any qb in history but I bet you still think he is a first ballot hall of famer. Stop holding winston to standards you do not hold other qbs to. Winston is only 24 years old. HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!!

Charlie
Charlie(@crossbonesbombs)
3 years ago

Nope I don’t think Luck is worth more than 25 a yr either. He’s worth about 25 a yr. Cause he’s gotten to a conference championship. The only ones worthy of 30 million+ a yr are Brady, Rodgers, Roethlisberger, Brees, Wilson…capable of winning multiple championships still…

majc32
majc32(@majc32)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

Who said the bucs were going to pay 30 mil? And luck leading the league in turnovers since he has been in the league did not keep the colts from making it to the conference championship so your argument about winston’s turnovers is weak. As soon as the bucs defense is no longer 32nd in every catagory they will win. Winston is the only reason this team is as good as it is. Tell the defense to not give up 5 fourth qtr leads like they did last year with 2 minutes to go. Luck made the playoffs due to… Read more »

majc32
majc32(@majc32)
3 years ago

Btw…..big ben nor brees looked as good as jameis at the age of 24. Big ben was a game manager and the chargers drafted rivers because brees was flopping at the time. They eventually matured. Winston is not allowed to mature? You think the 23 year old winston we just saw will be the same as the 28 year old winston? You are compairing this man to seasoned vets. And wilson won his superbowl due to beastmode and a all time great defense of which jameis has neither. He too that year was a game manager. Stop it

Dean
Dean(@dambucs)
3 years ago

If the Buccaneers was sold on Winston, they would lock them up now.

majc32
majc32(@majc32)
Reply to  Dean
3 years ago

No they would not. All teams lock up their studs when they have one year left on their rookie contracts. Winston still has two. I am sorry you missed when Mccoy got his extension, lavonte david or even Mike Evans. All had one year left on their contract. See when David Carr signed his new deal. Try to keep up and not spew false narratives.

Charlie
Charlie(@crossbonesbombs)
3 years ago

Are you serious majc, you’re getting this defensive over my comments and you’re gonna pretend that you’re not one of those people who are applauding John Lynch or the gm of the Vikings for the their QB signings of over 27 million+ yr? Like I love John, but paying Jimmy G what he did is stupid I think. Minnesota, they may win one, but they asi are probably gonna have to let go of a player or 2 in the near future just because Tom Brady, the greatest QB of ALL time has fooled everyone into thinking that all you… Read more »

Charlie
Charlie(@crossbonesbombs)
3 years ago

Aaaaand based on his first few seasons, coupled with his young age, AT THE PRESENT TIME, all we have is a black Tony Romo…but possibly worse if he’s convicted of being a creepy rapist and settling an undisclosed assault case. We’re ok with dumpster fire of a scenario for the next 12 years? That’s fuckin stupid…

majc32
majc32(@majc32)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

I stop reading your post after you brought garropolo into the debate. Garrropolo has only played in 7 games. Did i ever bring up garropolo? I only brought up the qbs you compaired to jameis. All of those you brought up are season vets and all who were not as good as jameis at the age of 23. Again jameis will be paid lovely. The rest of your post had to have been irrelevant. Garropolo lol

majc32
majc32(@majc32)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

And you have already played your hand. You brought up race when it was so never necessary. You hate on jameis do to his color lol. Fyi……romo never had a defense. And yes romo is better than bortles or super bowl winning nick foulds. Again it takes a TEAM. im sorry the ” black” qb is the quarterback of your favorite team and you still think “blacks” cant be qbs. You just praised big ben who was charged twice with rape who he paid off. You just said you would give him 30 mil. But jameis who has never been… Read more »

chefboho
chefboho(@chefboho)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

Your clearly judging a man based on no evidence what so ever. The fact that your blaming jameis because of ZERO run game, ZERO stability on one of the worst ranked offensive lines, and a defense that ranked almost dead last in every category and your putting this all on jameis? You act like a 12 year old who someone stole his candy. Grow up. Just because someone has a difference of opinion doesn’t make yours right and name calling makes you seem a lot smaller that you may appear to be. The salary cap keeps inflatinf so EVERYONE including… Read more »

Charlie
Charlie(@crossbonesbombs)
3 years ago

Dude, I’m not waiting around another 4 or 5 more years till this dude matures into a consistent SB contender, WHILE playing him more than 25+ million a year. Fuuuuck that, that’s just a different way of getting to the destination we are now…bottom of the division, out of the playoffs. No matter who you compare him to guy.

chefboho
chefboho(@chefboho)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

What’s a consistent super contender to you? You realize Dan Marino, one of the all time greats never one a super bowl, yet Trent silver and brad Johnson did. Does that mean their better than Dan Marino? Just think about it before you make a poor response

Charlie
Charlie(@crossbonesbombs)
3 years ago

You’re so dumb, I really hope you have a stroke in your sleep and go into a deep coma lasting until your closest relative is pressed into deciding your life. Please kill any and all children you may have to spare the rest of the world of your gene pool’s inferior intellect.

Sneedy16
Sneedy16(@sneedy16)
Reply to  Charlie
3 years ago

How old are you Charlie?

scubog
scubog(@scubog)
3 years ago

You two should have exchanged phone numbers to spare the rest of us this rant. Of course the initially civil on-line debate quickly spiraled downward with the F-bombs and race injected into the tirade. Having witnessed every QB who ever stood behind center since Steve Spurrier, I can assure you Jameis Winston is the best we’ve had by far. Oh, we had others who were able to win some games, but it wasn’t because of them. When a QB’s main fault is trying too hard and refusing to give up on a play; I’ll take it. What Winston brings to… Read more »

jme0151
jme0151(@jme0151)
Reply to  scubog
3 years ago

Got it right Scu. Long time fans since day 1 know what we finally have.

Buc 1976
Buc 1976(@robmckenz17gmail-com)
3 years ago

Wow to many Winston HATERS!

Mike.Seven
Mike.Seven(@mikeseven)
3 years ago

The timing of this is a little odd, 3 months till season and Ubor situation still out there and they for reasons of just being the good guys sign him for 5th-year guaranty next year and 21 mil for 2019. To a QB that wins less than 30% of the games he starts. They are either stupid or smart but not in-between. QB with 1 year left in the contract has no trade value but with 2 years they might think about a trade to Cleveland. I know you Jamies fans are going to light up the negatives. I will… Read more »

Sneedy16
Sneedy16(@sneedy16)
Reply to  Mike.Seven
3 years ago

You know the Bucs did the same thing last year on April 17 with Mike Evans right? What does 30% win percentage have to do with a team that is dead last in defense?

Mike.Seven
Mike.Seven(@mikeseven)
3 years ago

My god, you can get QB that losses 70% of his starts for 1 million a year Glazers

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