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Buccaneers Make Unexpected 2020 Quarterback Decision

Buccaneers Make Unexpected 2020 Quarterback Decision

Buccaneers Make Unexpected 2020 Quarterback Decision

The Buccaneers made an unexpected 2020 quarterback decision.

It appears Tampa Bay is not fully confident in moving forward with Jameis Winston as its franchise quarterback.

Instead, the team is reportedly turning its attention to former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback, Philip Rivers.

According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, there is mutual interest between Rivers and the Buccaneers.

Rivers officially becomes a free agent in two months, and when that happens, the two parties are expected to talk.

The 38-year-old quarterback has expressed a desire to keep playing 2020, regardless of whether happens with the Chargers or someone else.

Last year Rivers recorded 4,615 yards, 23 scores and 20 picks. The touchdown total was his lowest in more than a decade, and the interceptions total was a career high.

Ironically, of the only two quarterbacks that threw more interceptions than Rivers last season, one was Winston.

Winston finished his 2019 campaign with 30 interceptions.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has repeatedly indicated that he is not married to the idea of Winston returning.

As such, it would not be particularly hard to imagine him making a serious push for the organization to bring in a proven veteran like Rivers instead.

The Chargers, meanwhile, are expected to move on from Rivers by either pursuing Tom Brady in free agency or selecting a top-tier one with their first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Related: Carolina Panthers Make Sudden Coaching Change

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9 Comments

  1. Winston will have a Super Bowl Ring before the Bucs. Like Steve Young, Doug Williams, Trent Dilfer whom all were QB here.

  2. I’m a chiefs fan so I watch rivers 2 times a year. Rivers isn’t washed up in one game 4 of those interceptions but kc defense was gelling and Rivers was back there dancing like MC Hammer in a early 90s music video.His velocity has dropped but the guy is aging and that happens.I actually like Rivers and wish him the best.

  3. Not a good move, pick up Bridgewater and let us draft some good offensive lineman keep our defense and receivers pickup some good pass defensive players in the draft and f sh up

  4. Not a good move, pick up Bridgewater and let us draft some good offensive lineman keep our defense and receivers pickup some good pass defensive players in the draft and f sh up

  5. The Buccaners owner does not want a winning team how long is this going to last. 2003 is the last time Bucs go to playoffs I got rid of my season tickets several years ago the whole system SUCKS. Go Saints

  6. When Palmer came to AZ Cards his first year he had an issue with picks also and improved ed the following year in a Bruce Arians offense. There is no way the Bucs move on from Winston to take on an over the hill QB with the same damn issues than investing in the improvement of Winston. If anything we go after Bridgewater or Tyrod Taylor for an inexpensive amount and get our defense paid for 2020

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