Looking at prior quarterbacks under head coach Bruce Arians, what can be expected out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston in 2019?
Under new head coach Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Jameis Winston is entering into a make-or-break year. Heading into 2019, Winston is on the last year of his rookie contract and if he produces like the first overall pick he was selected to be, he will be looking at a healthy pay day.
In order to get a better understanding of what to expect out of the 25-year-old signal caller, we took a look at Andrew Luck’s numbers his rookie season when Arians was the offensive coordinator and interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and Carson Palmer’s numbers while Arians was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
In 2012, the one year that Luck benefitted from the play calling ability of Arians, Luck threw for nearly 4,400 yards with 23 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Luck completed 58 percent of his passes that year while being heavily pressured behind a bad Colts offensive line.
After leading the Colts to the playoffs as interim head coach in 2012, he was hired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, who brought in Carson Palmer to be their quarterback. Palmer immediately saw every number rise from 2012 with the Oakland Raiders to 2013 under Arians, seeing his passing yards increase over 200 yards, two more touchdown passes, but also a handful of additional interceptions.
Throughout his five seasons with Arians in Arizona, Palmer averaged around 4,300 yards, 25 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in a simulated 16 game seasons as he was injured in multiple seasons, completing over 62 percent of his passes.