Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was downright atrocious against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Entering this week’s action, Winston had thrown six interceptions and fumbled the ball four times in three games (two starts).
It didn’t get any better Sunday. In fact, Winston might have put up the worst performance of his career. It started with a red-zone interception early in the first quarter and culminated in a pick-six in the third quarter.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 28, 2018
All said, Winston threw four interceptions in less than three full quarters of action. And in the end, he was benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick.
— NFL (@NFL) October 28, 2018
This wasn’t lost on the football world, which reacted in kind.
— Simms & Lefkoe (@SimmsAndLefkoe) October 28, 2018
Jameis Winston benched pic.twitter.com/aVjuKdy3xi
— Peter Jennings (@CSURAM88) October 28, 2018
Jameis Winston has thrown 10 INT’s in 4 games.
— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) October 28, 2018
— Yardbarker (@yardbarker) October 28, 2018
Future Bengals QB, Jameis Winston https://t.co/kNTIGpdlNB
— Pete Smith (@_PeteSmith_) October 28, 2018
What's frustrating with Jameis Winston is he legitimately does a lot of things at a high level, but is the most extreme case of not being able to get out of his own way.
— Derrik Klassen (@QBKlass) October 28, 2018
jameis winston has imploded and he's benched in favor for Fitz magic
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 28, 2018
We keep asking if the Buccaneers should trade Ryan Fitzpatrick. Maybe we should ask if they should trade Jameis Winston.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 28, 2018
Jameis I tried to have your back man-no more. You’ve shown me enough on and off the field-Bucs-move on. Too talented of an offense and assets committed to the QB to perform like this on a consistent basis.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) October 28, 2018
Are we done believing that Jameis Winston will ever be anything more than he currently is?
— Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) October 28, 2018
Jameis Winston has a special relationship with linebackers that goes all the way back to his days in college
— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) October 28, 2018
Jameis Winston has neither improved nor gotten worse since his freshman year at FSU
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) October 28, 2018