The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have yet to announce their starting quarterback against the Bears, but all signs point to it continuing to be Ryan Fitzpatrick.
#Bucs have a 3-day roster exemption for QB Jameis Winston, who is on the Commissioner’s Exempt list. They don’t have to make a roster move until Friday. Don’t expect a QB announcement soon based on competitive reasons. But all signs have pointed to Ryan Fitzpatrick continuing on.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 26, 2018
This is expected after Fitzpatrick’s record-setting start to the new season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the NFL with 1,230 yards passing. His 11 TDs are the most in the NFC. It would be a travesty to pull him for Jameis Winston now. He’s earned atleast one more start. Bucs need to do the right thing. Stay with Fitzmagic. Winston can always come off the bench. pic.twitter.com/rXIWjfVb1O
— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) September 26, 2018
Fitzpatrick did show his turnover tendencies Week 3 against the Steelers, but he also put up 27 points and nearly lead the team back to their third straight victory. It’s feasible that Fitzpatrick keeps the starting job for the remainder of the season.
He’s way more fun to watch than Jameis, and if he keeps getting W’s, just imagine what kind of outfits he’ll drop post-game.
And hopefully this year he’ll break the Ryan Fitzpatrick cycle.
Death, taxes and the Ryan Fitzpatrick career cycle. pic.twitter.com/WTlqp1jnOJ
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) September 25, 2018