Jameis Winston in now in year five with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. How does his start to the 2019 season compare to the first six games in years past?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected quarterback Jameis Winston with the number one overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Winston was expected to come in and be the franchise savior at quarterback as the team went 2-14 the previous season under journeyman Josh McCown.
Since the 2015 season, Winston has gone on to be a streaky passer in his time in Tampa. How do his first six games of the 2019 season compare to the previous six seasons in that same span?
In 2015, the Buccaneers began the season with a 2-4 record, just as they have currently this year. Winston threw for 1,471 yards, nine touchdowns, and seven interceptions in that span. The seven picks included a pick-six in his first ever NFL pass to cornerback Coty Sensabaugh of the Tennessee Titans at that time.
In his sophomore season of 2016, the Buccaneers began the season with a 3-3 record. Six games into that season, Jameis threw for 1,596 yards, 12 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. In one of his more impressive games in his career, Winston threw for 281 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, and a 125.1 rating against the Atlanta Falcons.