Winston's debut will be the focus of the game, and he's expected to play about one quarter with the starters before making way for Mike Glennon and the backups -- as is usual in preseason games. The Bucs have been impressed with Winston's work ethic this offseason and his training camp performance has been promising, if turnover-heavy. What will his first passes in the NFL look like? We'll find out soon enough.
There's more to the game than just Jameis Winston, even if he is the main attraction. Will Doug Martin look like his rookie self again? Can Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet hold up against NFL defensive linemen? Will there be a semblance of a pass rush? And mostly: which backups can play well and carve out a roster spot for themselves.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Date and time: Saturday, August 15, 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Broadcast: NFL Network, NBC/8 in Tampa, ABC/9 in Orlando, FOX/4 in Fort Myers, FOX/49 in Tallahassee and NBC/15 in Mobile, Alabama. Check out the Daily Norseman for a list of Vikings broadcast locations.
Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber (Buccaneers broadcast). Paul Allen, Pete Bercich (Vikings broadcast)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
NFL Network re-air: 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 16. 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17. 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20.