Bruce Arians revealed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' plan for determining their 2020 starting quarterback while speaking Tuesday at the scouting combine.
In an interview with NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano, the Bucs head coach initially said: "We have a plan, we're just not telling anybody." Then, he was pressed further by Siciliano.
"Can I try to translate? Jameis (Winston) is coming back unless there's somebody out there that you might prefer and you think you can get him. And if you can get him, whomever that is, then that is your guy. Am I reading that the right way?"
"Pretty much it," Arians responded. "We can win with Jameis. There's no doubt about that."
After five seasons as the starting quarterback in Tampa, Winston is scheduled to become a free agent in March. The Bucs have plenty of options under center, including franchise tagging Winston, signing him to a multi-year contract, or chasing one of the other quarterbacks set to hit the market.
Without knowing how the landscape will change in the future, Arians said the current plan is to bring Winston back for at least a sixth season.