Jameis Winston makes history

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Yes, the Buccaneers have failed to make the playoffs. Yes, quarterback Jameis Winston continues to be an interception machine. Still, Winston is playing very well — arguably well enough to remain in Tampa, and definitely well enough to make history.

Winston is the first player to throw for 450 or more yards in consecutive regular-season games. Not this season or this decade or since the merger or in the Super Bowl era but ever.

For the first time in 100 seasons of NFL football, a quarterback has back-to-back regular-season games with 450 yards or more. Winston is that quarterback.

(Drew Brees has done it in the playoffs; in 2011, he accomplished it against the Lions and 49ers.)

Winston had 456 yards last week in a win over the Colts and 458 on Sunday in a win over the Lions. He currently leads the league with 4,573 passing yards, which puts him on pace for 5,226 passing yards. That would be the fourth-most in league history, and he would become only the eighth quarterback in league history to accomplish that feat.

49 responses to “Jameis Winston makes history

  1. He has a lot of talent but some of his decisions kill the team. Arians is a good coach and can turn some of that around.

  2. If Management bases anything on the performance he had in Detroit, they’re mistaken. Lions make every QB look like a Pro Bowl HOF’er. It was nothing special, just an every Sunday occurrence against the Lions.

  3. Give the man an offensive line is all he needs! All his miscues are due to an overwhelming pass rush by the defenses he faces. When he has time he is a top quarterback which the majority of teams would take in a heartbeat!

  4. Emphasis on the word “regular” as in regular season.
    Granted, it’s an amazing stat, but it’s even more amazing Drew Brees accomplished it in the playoffs, not against two mediocre teams, but playoff caliber teams.
    Salute to Drew Brees!

  5. “Arians is a good coach and can turn some of that around.”
    _______________

    This year under Arians is the worst interception % of Winston’s career. (Also, his best TD % of his career, but the interceptions have not went down thus far under Arians.)

  6. He’s won many championships, will win more this season and next.
    Fantasy football championships that is. Top 5 Fantasy QB.

    Too many mistakes in the real game.

    IF he can fix those issues? Might be pretty good .

  7. I will laugh hysterically if the Bucs give him a big new contract based on this late season surge. Never good to let a 5-6 game blip overshadow multiple years of turnovers and mostly subpar play. But these are the Bucs so….

  8. I think Winston will always be interception-prone, but if they could just get him to a point where he isn’t leading the league by a wide margin in that stat, he would be a good QB for the Arians/Leftwich system because he can clearly drive the offense. It will be really interesting to see what Tampa does with him.

  9. doctorrustbelt says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:35 am
    Ryan Fitzpatrick NEVER had a Mike Evans.

    NEVER.

    Winston doesn’t have Mike Evans either. What’s your point?

  10. doctorrustbelt says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:21 am
    WOW!!!

    The sports media loves jameis winston.

    Kirk Cousins would be murdered for winston’s stats.
    ——
    This comment makes no sense. First of all, the articles does nothing but quote 100% facts. It doesn’t say he’s great. It also says it may earn him another chance in Tampa, which you would have to be an idiot not to believe.

    The media has been brutal to Jameis Winston. His every misstep has been covered to death since before he got to the NFL.

    Kirk Cousins has never been “murdered” for his stats. His stats got him an $80 guaranteed contract. He has been fairly criticized for coming up small in big games, but no one has ever questioned his ability.

  11. doctorrustbelt says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:35 am
    Ryan Fitzpatrick NEVER had a Mike Evans.

    NEVER.
    ——-

    Except when he played in Tampa for two years with THE Mike Evans.

    Good lord dude.

  12. Hey DrRustbelt….
    Last year Winston was suspended 4 games to start the season. Fitzgerald had Evans, Godwin, Deshaun Jackson and OJ Howard was balling too…Typical ignorant comment from someone following national talking heads that don’t actually watch Bucs football.
    Jameis is actually developing in BA’s offense. BA said in an interview it takes 3 years to master his offense. Palmer struggled his first year as well. You can actually see Winston progress as the season has moved along. His accuracy is light years better than at anytime in his career. He’s only 25…now’s definitely not the time to toss this guy aside, and if so, for who? Dalton?! That’s funny

  13. unclebluck says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:55 am
    Just more Winston garbage time stats…
    —-

    The vast majority of his stats yesterday came in the first half of a win.

    Next!

  14. When you run the same story this time next year, maybe then we’ll finally admit Winston’s at his ceiling and Arians’ head coaching reputation is overblown.

  15. He’s a tool and has a below average personality. When I hear his name I think about him trying to motivate his team by eating his fingers.

    Weird…

  16. realitypolice says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:48 am
    doctorrustbelt says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:21 am
    WOW!!!

    The sports media loves jameis winston.

    Kirk Cousins would be murdered for winston’s stats.
    ——
    This comment makes no sense. First of all, the articles does nothing but quote 100% facts. It doesn’t say he’s great. It also says it may earn him another chance in Tampa, which you would have to be an idiot not to believe.

    The media has been brutal to Jameis Winston. His every misstep has been covered to death since before he got to the NFL.

    Kirk Cousins has never been “murdered” for his stats. His stats got him an $80 guaranteed contract. He has been fairly criticized for coming up small in big games, but no one has ever questioned his ability.

    ——-

    Not to mention a crazed fan made a book about the media ripping Winston

  17. Oops.
    I forget that Ryan Fitzpatrick’s helped Mike Evans to his best season in 2018.

    THE POINT: jameis gets all the excuses (while having Evans his whole career)
    and Fitzpatrick has been surrounded by garbage at all his stops
    and is constantly hammered.

  18. Well it’s a lot easier to throw for yards when you don’t worry about having a bucket of them picked off.
    Jameis is a sub mediocre QB. He’s like Vick without the rushing dimension.

  19. Don’t confuse stats with success. Look who wins the games consistently — rarely those with inflated passing yardage. That yardage comes because the team is losing.

  20. @doctorrustbelt says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:21 am
    WOW!!!
    The sports media loves jameis winston.
    Kirk Cousins would be murdered for winston’s stats.
    ==========================================
    Stop it…Cousins has $84 million guaranteed while Winston didn’t get his 5th year option yet. Cousins has made in hundreds of millions with no playoff success.

  21. This is what you get with Jamis Winston. He’s a better than average QB who does throw interceptions. Winston, by his nature is a risk taker who believes he can make throws that he simply can’t. The odd are clearly against him, but he throws the football anyway. That’s what the offensive coaches are trying to get him to understand. Sometimes it better to just throw the ball away. The one thing coaches don’t want for Winston is too become timid. It’s a balancing act. As a fan, and I think I can speak for the coaches, I rather put up with some interceptions, than have a too timid Winston who is afraid to pass unless that receiver is wide open. Winston can put up big passing numbers.

    Let me point out, that the offensive coaching staff has really improved Jaimis Winston in throwing the deep ball. Winston has learned to loop the ball and let his receivers run under it, as opposed to throwing the ball on a line. That’s what allowing Winston to put up the big numbers. To me that means the coaching staff is teaching Jamis to be better version of himself.

    There is still some work to be done with Jamis, like his interceptions. But overall the process is working that the coaching staff has laid out. Winston is getting better whether haters like it, or not. The only question is whether Winston is a true franchise QB?

  22. The INTs are unacceptable and putting up meaningless numbers for a team out of playoff contention means nothing. That said, if he got better coaching there is a lot of room for improvement.

  23. He has a lot of interceptions onthe first drive or even the first pass. With the first 15-20 plays scripted how many of those fall on the coaches? After the first drive he seems to play really well but that’s just my casual bucs fan eye test.

  24. This guy is like checking your gas tank with a match. When he’s good he’s really good and when he’s bad he’s horrible. I really don’t see him leading any team to the promised land of a Super Bowl Championship.

  25. I’ll never understand why stats are ignored if they occur in the playoffs. Are the playoffs not NFL games? Are playoff games less difficult than regular season games? Winston isn’t the first, he’s the second. End of story.

  26. He’s this generation’s Jay Cutler. Makes a maddening amount of incomprehensibly bad throws, turns the ball over at the worst possible times, yet is capable of putting up amazing numbers. Ultimately winds up at the helm of more games lost than won yet is just good enough to keep a starting gig.

    As a fan of a team (Bears) with very much the same QB in Mitch Trubisky, I feel the Bucs’ fan’s pain. What do you do with a guy like that?

  27. doctorrustbelt says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:35 am
    Ryan Fitzpatrick NEVER had a Mike Evans.

    NEVER.
    ……………………………………………………………………
    Oh man this made me laugh

  28. And last year in Tampa Ryan Fitzpatrick set an NFL record in being the first NFL quarterback in NFL history to pass for 400+ yards in 3 consecutive games.

  29. Not a Winston fan, AT All. However, realistically, what are the odds a better QB will be avail around pick 15ish? Heck, it’s an unknown if ANY QB drafted will ever succeed. No free agent QB’s will be avail. Sign him to a 3-4 year deal, try and build around him. Shore up the defense so we can overcome more of his mistakes. Just keeping it real.

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