Jameis Winston’s start against the Bengals ended early.
Buccaneers quarterback Winston didn’t have a strong performance through three quarters, which resulted in coach Dirk Koetter making the call to replace him with backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bucs were down 34-16 at the time of Winston’s benching.
Jameis Winston being benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2018
Winston threw four interceptions and was sacked five times for a loss of 20 yards. He finished with 276 yards and one touchdown, completing 18 of 35 passes for 276 yards.
The Buccaneers, 3-3 entering Week 8, saw success under Fitzpatrick early in the season as he started four games while Winston served a three-game suspension at the beginning of the season.