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The cases for and against Jameis Winston staying in Tampa Bay -- and best fits if he doesn't

INDIANAPOLIS -- No free-agent quarterback in the 2020 class has more to offer than Jameis Winston.

More yards. More All-Pro potential and prime years remaining.

More interceptions and fumbles. More polarizing opinions from his own team, which doesn't seem to know what to do with him. More confusion about his true identity despite 70 starts, which is usually more than enough to evaluate a quarterback.

More beliefs that his current team is simultaneously the exact right and wrong place for him.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have spent a half decade trying to win with Winston, whose 2019 season sparked a fascinating case study for NFL quarterbacks: Will historic numbers on the best and worst ends of the quarterback spectrum earn a lucrative contract extension, or a one-year, prove-it deal as a Ryan Tannehill-style backup role?

He doesn't have many natural team fits outside of Tampa, but his talent and pedigree probably will be attractive. The two sides could be stuck with each other or bound for contentious divorce -- and each scenario feels realistic.

The Bucs are dizzying their fanbase with mixed signals about Winston, either out of strategy or raw honesty. Bruce Arians highlights the good and bad with equal fervor any time he addresses a hot mic. And there were whispers out of the combine last week that the Bucs took the same stance in private conversations with people around the league.

This star-filled quarterback free-agent class has its flaws. Tom Brady approaches age 43, Philip Rivers was nearly benched in Los Angeles, Teddy Bridgewater is pegged as a system guy, Andy Dalton and Nick Foles are tradeable, Marcus Mariota ran out of steam in Tennessee.

And Winston stands alone, a 26-year-old who's about to find out what 5,109 yards, 33 touchdowns, 30 interceptions and an 84.3 passer rating are really worth.