"He's been on fire right now," Jackson told NFL Network's Scott Hanson and Willie McGinest on Monday. "With the way the team is rallying behind him and just playing lights-out football, you have to kind of honor it. You can't take the hot man out. You got the hot fire right now. It's like NBA Jam. We used to play NBA Jam -- whoever's got that hot fire shot, you got to keep shooting, man.
"It's not my decision but I'm sure [coach] Dirk [Koetter] and [offensive coordinator Todd] Monken and the guys that make those calls, they'll make sure they stay on fire until that fire is out."
It's hard to argue with Jackson's sentiment. Fitzpatrick has thrown more than 400 yards in consecutive games and currently leads the league in yards passing (819) and passer rating among starting quarterbacks (151.5), and ranks second in touchdown passes (eight) and third in completion percentage (78.7). Jackson has played a big role in the blazing Bucs offense, recording consecutive 100-yard receiving games.
Until Fitzmagic's boomshakalaka hot streak runs out of razzle dazzle from downtown, the Buccaneers probably should keep going with Fitzpatrick as their starter.