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An NFL Team Has Benched Its Starting QB To Start 2nd Half

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet sitting on the sideline.

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 02: A '21' sticker honoring the late Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor is seen on the helmets of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before playing the New Orleans Saints on December 2, 2007 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

It's only Week 4 of the regular season, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already having trouble at the quarterback position.

Ryan Fitzpatrick put the NFL on notice in his first two starts this year, defeating the Saints and Eagles. However, the journeyman quarterback is finally coming back down to earth.

After throwing for just 126 passing yards and an interception in the first half, the Bucs made the decision to play Jameis Winston for the final two quarters.

Unfortunately for Tampa Bay, this change didn't spark their offense at all. On his first drive of the 2018 season, Winston threw an interception. Although his offensive line didn't exactly help, the former No. 1 overall pick is receiving criticism for his production.

The Buccaneers are currently trailing 45-3 to the Bears, as Mitch Trubisky has six passing touchdowns.

Despite starting this season 2-0, it appears the magic is officially gone in Tampa Bay. Luckily for the Bucs, they won't play until Oct. 14, giving them plenty of time to figure this out.