Even before the first practice of training camp, which is Saturday. While the trade is unlikely considering the only other option is Seth Lobato, but the idea should not be ruled out for next offseason. He’ll take first reps (today). We know what he’s capable of on the field, so it’s not surprising Smith is giving him a chance to prove himself. “It’s not like it was a total shock to him or anything like that”. We brought him here to be our quarterback and we feel that he’s ready to take this next step. The Titans had the second pick in the draft and chose Oregon’s Marcus Mariota.
So if the Bucs are going to turn their team around, they’re going to do it with Winston under center.
The Buccaneers visit New Orleans in Week 2 and the Saints play at Tampa Bay December 30.
Rookie quarterbacks, especially those drafted No. 1 overall such as the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton and the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck, have recently been thrust into starting roles in their first year with surprising success. “It’s everything”, the coach of the factors that went into the decision.
NFL spokesman Randall Liu said Breeland will serve his suspension in the first week of the regular season, whether he is healthy or injured. The same was true last season when he appeared in six games and threw 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
“A lot of things go into that [decision]”, Smith added.
“All this talk about Jameis needing a mentor …” “He’s ready to take the reins and go with it”.
“Jameis Winston will be our starting quarterback”, Smith said shortly after players reported to training camp Friday.
“I felt like we had a good start to our offseason program; kinda setting the direction we wanted to go”, Smith said.