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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Are Benching QB Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston during a game against the Cardinals.

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Buccaneers 38-33. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jameis Winston is having one of the worst games of the NFL's season at quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, throwing four interceptions in a soon-to-be blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Buccaneers have apparently seen enough, too. Winston is being benched.

Tampa Bay has benched the former No. 1 overall pick with a couple of minutes left in the third quarter.

The Buccaneers are benching Winston for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who began the season as the team's starter with Jameis suspended.

"Jameis Winston being benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick," ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted.

It's been a brutal day for Winston, who is having arguably the worst performance of any NFL quarterback so far this season. Winston has been making throws like this all game long. It's been brutal to watch. CBS Sports said the following interception might be the worst throw of the year. It's hard to argue with:

Winston, who starred collegiately at Florida State, has struggled with ball security throughout his career.

"Jameis Winston has already thrown a pair of interceptions today. His 21 games with multiple turnovers since entering the NFL in 2015 are tied with Blake Bortles for the most in that time," ESPN tweeted.

Winston ends his day having thrown for 276 yards, 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions.

The Bucs are losing to the Bengals, 34-16. The game is on FOX.