Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston had a tumultuous 2018 season, starting the year off with a three game suspension and then getting benched at one point after taking back the job. In an interview during Super Bowl week, via JoeBucsFan.com, Winston suggested that he disregarded coaching following his benching:
“I had to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Hey Jameis, what do you have to do?’ Jameis explained. “And that was simply, ‘Get back to playing Jameis Winston football. Be yourself. Have that swag. Don’t try to be something that a coach is trying to get you to be.’ You know, you gotta go and be you.”
The Buccaneers finished the season with a 5-11 record, the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and a new head coach in Bruce Arians after then head coach Dirk Koetter was fired.
Winston is in the final year of his rookie deal with the Bucs.