Jameis Winston and The Quarterback Whisperer: Does the Buccaneer QB have what it takes to be a successful NFL quarterback?

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One of the things I love about Bruce Arians is that he’s an open book. Literally. I mean, the man wrote a freakin’ book. Typically, you get a new head coach that is all coach-speak and you spend hours watching film or reading between the lines of said coach-speak to really get a feel for their coaching style/philosophy. Not B.A. It’s all right there in black and white.

He’s been around the league and coached some of the best: Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck. He’s spent decades studying quarterbacks. For a short time, he was one. In fact, up until 2016 he held the record for single season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback at Virginia Tech – a record that Michael Vick was unable to overtake. In short: the man knows quarterbacks.

As I read all of about ten pages of The Quarterback Whisperer, and got to the point where B.A. outlines what he looks for in a quarterback, I wondered whether Jameis Winston had those characteristics. We know publicly B.A. has stated, unequivocally, Jameis Winston is our quarterback. But as Jameis enters the final year of his rookie contract, Bucs fans are left to ponder whether he’ll be added to the long list of quarterbacks that either crash and burn with the Bucs or move on to bigger and better things (there has been, in our experience, no in-between).

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