FSU Alums: Is Jameis Winston’s time up as starter with Tampa Bay?

The former Heisman Trophy winner for FSU is halfway through what is looking more and more like what will be his final season with the Buccaneers.

It was just six years ago that Jameis Winston was a household name while leading the FSU football team to their latest national title while also being named the top player in college football that season – while a cloud over sexual assault allegations clouded the last month of the regular season into that title game.

It didn’t hamper his chances to get drafted – where he was taken as the top overall pick in 2015 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and thought by many to be the main key to getting the Bucs back to the Super Bowl for the first time since they won the whole thing back in 2002.

Now, as Winston is halfway through his fifth season with the Pewter Pirates, it’s almost as if the former FSU star is just trying to stay healthy so he can get the heck out of town and find somewhere else to start over.

Through the first eight games of the season, the Bucs have limped to a 2-6 record with Winston getting most of the blame for it as the leader of the team – this despite the fact that, over the last four games the team has lost, he threw for over 300 yards on three occasions (one of them being over 400 yards) and seven touchdowns.

Of course, it doesn’t help that he also threw seven interceptions and was sacked 21 times since he’s playing behind an offensive line that makes what we are seeing with the current Seminoles line look like a dream.

In 2019, Winston is on pace to throw for over 4,800 yards – but also to be sacked 60 times. It’s numbers like that why Bucs Nation does not give their full support to the man who at one time was supposed to be the savior of them less than half a decade ago.

Tampa Bay is essentially two more losses away from being completely knocked out of playoff contention – meaning the final days for the man wearing No. 3 right now for the Bucs could be numbered.