NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Nov 24, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) talks to a member of the team during the second half of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Jameis Winston said his farewell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday morning, a day after Tom Brady signed on to become the franchise's new quarterback.

"It's been a great 5 seasons as a Buccaneer. All love and respect, I love Tampa and I look forward to seeing y'all again in February," Winston wrote on Twitter.

Tampa will host Super Bowl LV in February, and the Bucs brought in Brady in hopes he'll get them to the big game. Winston's tweet implies he plans to be there as part of another team.

As a free agent, Winston can look for that next team.

The Buccaneers selected him as the No. 1 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, but his arrival failed to turn around a franchise that hasn't been to the playoffs since the 2007 season. Only the Cleveland Browns have a longer NFL playoff drought.

Winston led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards in 2019 and became the first player in league history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns (33) and 30 interceptions.

He threw for 19,737 yards, 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions in 72 career games with the Buccaneers. He has a record of 28-42-0 in 70 games as a starter.

--Field Level Media

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