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Winston looking forward to playing under Arians

Buccaneers’ franchise quarterback opens up about his new head coach.

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Many have said all Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston needed was different coaching to finally hit his ceiling. Well, after the hiring of head coach Bruce Arians, he will have just that.

Speaking to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Winston says he’s excited about the opportunity to play for Arians.

“I was very excited,” Winston said. “It’s funny how things come around full circle. This is the man that introduced me to the Super Bowl ring, so I definitely want to get one with him.

”It’s just neat that he’s my coach now. It’s really, like, it’s a surreal moment that how things have come back and forth.”

The Bucs will be Winston’s team to lead under Arians. Tampa Bay’s head coach said last week that this would be Winston’s team just like it should be for any quarterback.

And the young franchise quarterback is looking forward to it.

“It means a lot to me, man,” Winston told Stroud about the Arians saying it is his team. “And that’s just how he is, he stands behind his players and I’m happy our team gets to see that side of him. And I just can’t wait to get in the building and work with him.”

The two seem to be a match made in heaven, a typical coach-quarterback combo. We’ll see soon enough how all that translates to the field.