QB carousel has Winston replacing Fitzpatrick
6:55 PM ET
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Adding another bizarre twist to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ quarterback situation, Ryan Fitzpatrick was replaced by Jameis Winston, who led three scoring drives in a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants, prompting coach Dirk Koetter to consider making yet another quarterback change.
“It’s pretty obvious — he came in and lit it up,” Koetter said of Winston. “I’ve been telling you guys, I’ve been saying all along — Jameis’ day was gonna come back. But that’s water under the bridge right now.”
As for the quarterback situation, Koetter said, “We’ll see. I’ll let you guys know [Monday].”
In a situation that was eerily similar to the Bucs’ 37-34 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8, Fitzpatrick was intercepted three times, including a pick-six by linebacker Alec Ogletree, which came off a deflected pass by cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
“After the third one there in the end zone there, I thought that would probably be the decision,” Fitzpatrick said of getting pulled.
“I was proud of the way Jameis went in there and played. It’s not easy to do. It’s not easy not to have any preparation and working with the scout