Is Jameis Winston a franchise quarterback? That’s the query head coach Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should reply in 2019.
The league’s high total decide in 2015, Winston had a promising rookie season. He threw for 4,042 yards, third most by a rookie in NFL historical past. However Winston has did not make a lot important progress since his spectacular debut season.
Let’s study his positives and negatives:
Over the course of his profession, Winston has averaged 12.Four yards per completion, the best mark amongst energetic quarterbacks with at the least 1,500 passing makes an attempt.
A major motive for Winston’s large yardage manufacturing is his excessive stage of aggressiveness. In 2018, Winston’s common move traveled 1.5 yards previous the first-down marker, giving him the best AYTS (air yards to the sticks, by way of NFL Subsequent Gen Stats) common within the NFL.
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Winston ranked third amongst qualifiers in AYTS in 2017, and second in 2016.
Aggressiveness is a staple of Winston’s sport. Typically that gunslinger mentality hurts him, however it has additionally led to some eye-popping moments.
Within the clip beneath, Ravens exterior linebacker Terrell Suggs (#55) runs a stunt with Za’Darius Smith (#90), who’s lined up as a 3-technique over the surface shoulder of Buccaneers proper guard Alex Cappa (#65). Suggs loops inside and is ready to get residence, however Winston evades the strain and is ready to dance his means exterior of the pocket. Rolling to his left, Winston heaves up a bomb to Mike Evans, dropping it proper within the bucket for a 64-yard achieve.