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Jameis Winston: Scapegoat Maybe?

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**Opinion Editorial**

Being the QB always comes with the glory when their team is winning and comes with the faults when their team is not winning.

We as sports fans, especially Buccaneer fans have to look deeper and see if the quarterback is truly the problem. Jameis has always had his naysayers, through the media (local or national) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan base. As many turnovers he has given away he still has never had a season where he threw more interceptions than touchdowns.

According to ESPN three out of Jameis four years of being the starting QB in Tampa, they have had a top 10 offense. The only season they were not in the top 10 was Jameis second season where he had “sophomore slump”, yet he still threw for over 4,000-yards. In that same time period, the defense has finished no higher than 23 overall for the exception of his rookie season when they were a top 10 defense.

Jameis has some fault in this, but not a majority. Think how different the narrative would be if he was here in the early 2000s. Especially with those nasty defenses the Buccaneers had.

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