If he signs for that much or something similar, I think it proves what he's always said about being a team-first guy. I'd think he'd want to stay with this coaching staff and allow the team to keep its stars. He's got to know (I would hope) that asking for the moon is only going to ruin any chance of him being here. And being here is QB heaven with these coaches and weapons. I've gotten as exasperated as anyone with his poor plays, but I would not be a bit surprised if we see a leap next year. Not saying that it will definitely happen, but that would be great. And by leap, I don't mean passing for 6,000 yards. I mean less than, say, 15 interceptions. A backwards leap INT-wise. The Bucs would be on the rest of the league like a rat on a cheeto. If, IF, another year with this coaching staff can correct, or reasonably limit, his sometimes bizarre choices, then, with a rapidly improving defense, these Bucs may be the best version of this team we've seen in a long time, if ever.
Or, I may be full of crap.
BTW, I keep reading from on boards all over the place that Jason Licht is to blame if Winston doesn't pan out, since Licht drafted him. But didn't Lovie Smith have final say on personnel decisions, including the draft, in 2015? It doesn't really matter now but, if this is true, Licht shouldn't have to be responsible for that one, either good or bad.