It had the makings of a marquee matchup, a potential duel between the top picks in the last two NFL drafts.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, the No. 1 pick in 2015, going up against Rams quarterback Jared Goff, this year’s No. 1 pick.
That was the thought in late April anyway.
Five months later, Winston is ready for a rematch with the Rams. Goff is … on hold.
When the Rams visit Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, Winston will have his sights set on exploiting a Rams defense ranked ninth in the NFL against the pass but still searching for an answer at cornerback.
Goff is expected to be on the sideline as the Rams’ backup...