Jameis Winston Will Excel in 2016
Winston lived up to the billing of the number one pick in 2015. He posted a 58.3% completion percentage, 4,042 passing yards and 22 touchdowns. Believe it or not, his rookie numbers actually compare favorably with Peyton Manning‘s rookie numbers, as Manning completed 56.7% of his passes, threw for 3,739 passing yards, and 26 touchdowns. Winston also threw only 15 interceptions, compared with Manning’s 28.
The Bucs will have a healthy Vincent Jackson, Austin Seferian-Jenkins healthy as well (we hope), and another full off-season to perfect the offense he is already used to. All of the pieces are in place to keep a sophomore slump away from our young franchise quarterback.
There were already great signs for Winston last year. Against NFC South opponents, he completed 121 out of 199 passes for a 60.8% completion rate. That’s a great deal of poise for a rookie to have, especially in divisional games, the ones that matter the most. It’s all set up for Jameis, and he will take it and run with it.
Fire the cannons, ladies and gentlemen. The Bucs will compete for a playoff berth this year.