Former Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston spent five seasons with Tampa Bay after being the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2015.

Expectations were high. Maybe too high.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston
Bucs QB Jameis Winston – Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

Winston joined a team coming off of a 2-14 season and one that, frankly, just wasn’t very good. During his time in Tampa Bay Winston re-wrote the QB franchise passing record books but his ups and down, particularly his turnover issue, cost him his job.

Winston wasn’t re-signed last March and the Buccaneers brought in former Patriots star Tom Brady, and as they say, the rest is history.

Winston signed a one-year deal with the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints last year and played sparingly in 2020, but following Drew Brees retirement this month, Winston signed another one-year contract to compete for the starting job with Taysom Hill.

Recently Winston joined former Seminole and NFL player Bryant McFadden’s podcast and talked about his time in Tallahassee, music, his new team the Saints among other subjects. But the most interesting segment happens around the 30-minute mark when Winston was asked by McFadden about his thoughts on seeing his former team win a Super Bowl.

Winston was frank and candid as he shared his feelings on seeing Tampa Bay hoisting a Lombardi Trophy just one season after his departure.

Watch the full interview below to hear what Winston had to say.

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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 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
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