Rookie quarterbacks go through a growth period. The game is faster than they expect, but as they take more reps of game action the game goes on. We are going to take a look at the progress of Jameis Winston in his rookie season, on each of his drop backs, starting with week one.
It’s exciting to watch the number one pick of the draft begin his journey in the NFL. It becomes even more exciting when it is a quarterback, as he is front and center on every play, obviously. For the Buccaneers, we have a first row seat for just that development with Jameis Winston. First picks are expected to play, and play immediately. Winston did play, and played well. Here is a look:
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||535||312||58.3||33.4||4,042||7.6||252.6||22||4.1||15||2.8||68||57||9||27||190||84.2|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||54||3.4||213||3.9||13.3||6||21||18||33.3||2||0||3|
But behind the numbers comes the interesting part. We talk all the time about the “eye test”. What did the player look like on the field? How did they develop throughout the season? That is what we are going to take a look at in the coming days and weeks.
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We are going to analyze each one of Winston’s drop backs, and see how he did. What were his reads like? Did he stare a receiver down, or look the defender off? We will look at all of that.
We start with week one, when Winston and the Buccaneers faced off against Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans. Each page will represent a quarter worth of drop backs. Here we go with quarter number one…
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