Jameis Winston caps rookie year with Pro Bowl

AP

As expected, Tom Brady won’t be going to the Pro Bowl. In his place will be a rookie who hopes to be nearly as successful as Brady.

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston replaces Brady in Honolulu, making Winston the first Tampa Bay rookie since running back Doug Martin to qualify for the all-star game.

Winston threw for more than 4,000 yards in his first season, leading the Bucs to three times as many wins as they had in 2014. Winston joins Martin, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, linebacker Lavonte David, and guard Logan Mankins in the Pro Bowl.

The release from the Buccaneers announcing Winston’s selection as Brady’s replacement doesn’t mention why Brady isn’t going. Possibly, he’s injured. Or possibly he communicated to the league a three-word message, starting with “go” and ending with “yourself.”

62 responses to “Jameis Winston caps rookie year with Pro Bowl

  1. Alright, now the Pro Bowl is officially the biggest joke in the world. The NFL should just hire Oprah to tell everyone “You get a Pro Bowl! You get a Pro Bowl! Everyone gets a Pro Bowl!”

  2. Hey Roger! Return those draft picks that you STOLE from us to return your image as an “enforcer” and maybe a few NE players will go to your crappy Pro Bowl!!

  3. I’m sure the Winston trolls don’t know what to do with themselves now. While I can agree the pro bowl isn’t all that great it’s still an honor for the players to be selected and this is a big accomplishment for a rookie especially a rookie qb that plays for Tampa

  4. mauricecalhoun0211 says:
    Jan 25, 2016 10:09 PM

    I’m sure the Winston trolls don’t know what to do with themselves now. While I can agree the pro bowl isn’t all that great it’s still an honor for the players to be selected and this is a big accomplishment for a rookie especially a rookie qb that plays for Tampa
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    He didn’t get selected. They just worked their way down the list to him after all of the people that did get selected bailed out.

    It’s like a consolation prize or an AFC Finalist banner.

  5. Wow that is Crazy! He leapfrogged a bunch of 5th alternate replacement options.

    Cousins 4,166YDS 29TD 11INT 101QBR — NFL QB Ranking: 5th — Team Record (9-7)

    Stafford 4,262YDS 32TD 13INT 97QBR —
    NFL QB Ranking: 9th — Team Record (7-9)

    Rivers 4,792YDS 29TD 13INT 93QBR —
    NFL QB Ranking: 12th — Team Record (4-12)

    Ryan 4,591YDS 21TD 16INT 89QBR —
    NFL QB Ranking: 20th — Team Record (8-8)

    Bortles 4,428YDS 35TD 18INT 88QBR —
    NFL QB Ranking: 23rd — Team Record (5-11)

    Fitzpatrick 3,905 31TD 15INT 88QBR —
    NFL QB Ranking: 24th — Team Record (10-6)

    Winston 4,042YDS 22TD 15INT 84QBR —
    NFL QB Ranking: 28th — Team Record (6-10)

  6. No offense to Winston, but when you’re choice number 9 after choices 1-8 declined, is it really an ‘honor’ anymore?

  7. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES
    Jan 25, 2016, 10:15 PM EST
    I wouldn’t go either Tom…..the hell with both the Pro Bowl and the 50th Ceremony……blow the NFL off for the way they treated you the last few years……

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    Not only he probably sore as hell from that beat down the Broncos defense laid on him but probably didn’t want to face other top rated pros after not being able to beat the aging Peyton who came back from a broken neck and still was able to do enough to beat the fading dynasty. Enjoy the next year and half, that’s all tom has left then the rebuilding down time come for you

  8. How many pro bowls did Jamarcus Russell make to?

    Come on, all you “Jamarcus Russell 2.0” guys that were screaming it over and over again 6 months ago….where are you?

  9. In the end, it’s all about low-life attorneys (or attornies if you are one of those special people who require the Dumbtionary for clarification) and their fees.

  10. Tampa had the #5 offense in the league and he threw for over 4,000 yards. That’s pretty darn good. Complain all you want, but the guy had a great rookie season, especially when you consider that his receivers dropped a whopping 1/3 of his passes.

  11. So do I have this right…a guy that completed 67% of his passes, threw for 4,200 yards and 32 TDs with 13 INTs still didn’t get an invite but Bridgewater and this clown did?

  12. They should make the two worst teams in the NFL play and every member of the losing team takes a mandatory 10% pay cut next year no matter what team they play for. even if they are traded
    That would light a fire and would be a game worth seeing.

  13. Did someone really just complain that Winston was selected over Blake Bortles? Okaaaay.

    Btw, Winston is my QB and good for him however lets keep this in perspective. Vince Young also made the Pro Bowl as an “oh by the way” alternate so nothing to get excited about here.

  14. Ok, I agree that the pro bowl is a joke, but I’m also confused…how is Winston replacing Brady if they are from different conferences? I’ve completely lost track of how this is supposed to work..

  15. cheapglazers says:
    Jan 25, 2016 10:37 PM

    Wow that is Crazy! He leapfrogged a bunch of 5th alternate replacement options.

    Cousins 4,166YDS 29TD 11INT 101QBR — NFL QB Ranking: 5th — Team Record (9-7)
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    Hence the phrase “popularity contest”. To say Winston’s pro bowl nod is a joke is not a knock on him, he had a great season and has a lot of promise, but his pro bowl nod is a joke.

  16. Didn’t I just hear that someone who accused him of raping her was paid almost $1 million to go away? And wasn’t there another video of him punching a woman in a nightclub?

    Way to show ‘zero tolerance’ for domestic violence NFL.

  17. I love how the Bucs win total is a positive when they talk about their rookie QB, but if you’re the coach you get fired. Lovie deserved more time to rebuild that dumpster fire if a team he inherited.

  18. Ryan Tannehill must be thinking “If Winston plus another 6-7 QBs declined, I could’ve had a Pro Bowl year”.

  19. riverhorsey says:
    Jan 25, 2016 11:40 PM

    Plus Florida St. just paid the woman who accused him of sexual assault 950,000 to settle. Good day for Winston.
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    That was just Florida State settling with her. Has nothing to do with Winston.

  20. Jameis Winston? Seriously? Just in the NFC alone, how many QBs had better years than he did? Eli Manning, Kirk Cousins, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Russel Wilson, Carson Palmer (and I’d throw in Cam Newton, but he’s got another game to play)?

    If you can’t get enough QBs to the pro bowl from that list, maybe you shouldn’t be playing the game.

  21. mikewhorio says:
    Jan 25, 2016 11:19 PM

    So do I have this right…a guy that completed 67% of his passes, threw for 4,200 yards and 32 TDs with 13 INTs still didn’t get an invite but Bridgewater and this clown did?
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    Stafford does not belong in the Pro Bowl. The Lions’ season was over at the halfway point after they had played actual NFL teams, and beating non-playoff teams in the second half doesn’t change the fact that he failed to do anything of worth for the 7th time. Stat Padford looks good on paper, but that’s it. But I’ll bet you’re holding onto hope that his 8th season will bring the Lions a Super Bowl victory, am I right?

  22. The NFL must do this on purpose just to piss off the fans. Jameis is more deserving of a jail cell than a Pro Bowl bid, or at the very least, he has done more to earn the jail cell.

  23. Weirdest Pro Bowl ever… you have QBs like Tyrod Taylor, Jameis Winston, and Derek Carr in there, and you have 2 Titans. And the no-name players keep rolling in.

  24. 1st he stars on TV as a date rapist, and now the Pro Bowl. Strange how this world works !!!

  25. This game continues to devalue itself. Raiders fan 4 life, but Latavius Murray did not have an all-pro season. His 1,006 yard season equates to an average of 67 yards per game. Really should change the name because that game is not being played by the elite players anymore.

  26. Stafford does not belong in the Pro Bowl. The Lions’ season was over at the halfway point after they had played actual NFL teams, and beating non-playoff teams in the second half doesn’t change the fact that he failed to do anything of worth for the 7th time. Stat Padford looks good on paper, but that’s it.
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    But Winston does? I don’t disagree at all about Pad Statford (I like that). But Winston over him? Who did Winston beat this year? He certainly didn’t beat any playoff teams. At least Stafford beat one playoff team and won 1 more game.

    And for the record, I’m not a Stafford fan. But still think he deserves the Pro Bowl over some of these other clowns. But no, he’s not a Pro Bowl quarterback. None of these guys are.

  27. “FSU pays 950k to Winstons victim and he goes to the Pro Bowl.”

    They settled because doing so was cheaper than the legal fees to fight it. Sure, they could have stood up to the chick…but it would have cost them 3 times as much to beat her.

    What would you have done?

  28. No one knows if Jameis Winston is guilty except the him and the girl. So…no one here should be assuming quilt.

    If anyone here paid attention, Jameis has been an amazing leader this year. He’s been encouraging and getting the best from his teammates (except for the first game).

    Off the field, he’s been doing tons of charity work.

    I don’t know if he is guilty or not, and no one will ever know. But he’s certainly going out of his way to be a good person now.

  29. Oh and by the way Drew Brees doesn’t need an explanation even though he threw for almost 5,000 (Yes 5,000!) yards again this season and 30 plus TDs.

  30. Who cares what kind of a person he is, he can play football at or near a professional level. Winston is overhyped.

  31. More proof the pro bowl has become more about those who have nothing better to do rather than the best of that season… 2 TEAM THAT MIGHT AS WELL BE SCRUBS!

  32. This might not be why, but I believe Winston replaced Brady, because I’m sure Brady doesn’t want to risk injury after being hit a whopping 20 times by the Broncos defense in the AFC Championship game.

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