The Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office has a big decision coming up on Jameis Winston’s future with the team. Their decision to exclude their starting quarterback from four preseason marketing videos makes it very clear the quarterback’s future with the Buccaneers is tenuous at best.
Instead of using their alleged franchise quarterback, the team elected to use Gerald McCoy, Mike Evans and Kwon Alexander instead. No offense to any of those players, but they don’t have quite the same face recognition that Winston does with fans. Of course, none of that trio is due to miss the first three games of the 2018 season due to violating the NFL’s conduct policy.
Fans who believe in Winston will claim the decision is purely based on the suspension. It’s completely understandable for team officials to keep Winston out of the spotlight for the time being. He’s currently enduring a public relations nightmare that the Buccaneers hope will subside as the season trudges along. Time will tell if that actually occurs.