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Fitzmagic returns: Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in place of Jameis Winston for Bucs in Week 9

Posted at 2:46 PM, Oct 29, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter has named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting QB for the team in week 9 against the Panthers.



The move comes after Jameis Winston threw four interceptions and was benched in the Bucs loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon.

'Fitzmagic' took the Tampa Bay area by storm early in the season when the Bucs jumped out to a 2-0 start. However, Jameis Winston eventually won the starting job back.

Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,550 yards, 13 TDs and 5 INTs this year while Winston has thrown for 1,181 yards with 6 TDs and 10 INTs.

The Bucs will take a 3-4 record into Carolina next week when they take on the 5-2 Panthers.