The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Carolina Panthers this week.

"We're gonna start Fitz this week. That's what we feel like we need to do to give ourselves the best chance," said Dirk Koetter, who would not commit to a starter beyond this week.

"This is just for right now. Right now. I mean, the most important thing we got is this week. We'll just have to see how things go. I don't like switching quarterbacks. That's not in my make-up to switch quarterbacks. But I just feel like we've got to make the switch at this time."

Koetter benched Jameis Winston on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals after he threw his fourth interception of the game.