Could Jameis Winston not be the Week One Starter?
The Buccaneers selected Florida State quarterback, Jameis Winston, with the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. However, many reports have suggested that he hasn’t secured the starting job in Tampa quite yet. Backup Mike Glennon has been giving the first overall pick a run for his money in Buccaneers mini camps.
Winston was drafted with the full intentions of not only being the starter, but possibly the face of the franchise. The team has been juggling quarterback over the past couple of years, including Mike Glennon, Josh Freeman, and Josh McCown. Glennon has had the most success. and is Winston’s biggest threat.
Glennon only played in six games last season, but threw for 1,417 yards, and held a passer rating of 83.3. He proved to be a decent quarterback, but the Buccaneers knew they needed more, as they drafted Winston.
After drafting Winston, Glennon’s name surfaced in many trade rumors, as many speculate the Bears, Giants, and Browns may have interest in the 25 year old. Although as of now the Buccaneers believe they will hang on to Glennon for now, if Winston excels, Glennon may be on the move.
Jameis released this statement, when asked when he would like to take over the starting job :
“As soon as I earn it,” He said. “With this camp being the last week (before the team reports for training camp), I feel like I’ve had great practices day in and day out and I’m just enjoying it. I haven’t earned it until I get it.”
Winston was terrific at Florida State, and many believe his dominance on the college level will carry over to the NFL scene. He has incredible accuracy, and can make plays with his legs. Winston is a terrific athlete, and it seems that him not being the starter is extremely unlikely.