Jameis Winston Plays Like a No. 1 Overall Pick Before Early Exit vs. Bengals

August 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jameis Winston's final set of downs against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night was not what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to see, as their prized investment had an apparent limp after stumbling and taking a sack. Until then, though, Winston displayed the tools and pocket-passing ability that convinced the Buccaneers to select him with the No. 1 overall pick.
He completed eight of 13 pass attempts for 90 yards and made more good throws than bad in a game the Buccaneers won, 25-11. It was a significant step forward for the rookie quarterback from his first preseason game, against the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 15, in which he completed just nine of 19 attempts for 131 yards and threw an interception.
The following chart, compiled from watching each of Winston's attempts in Monday's game, breaks down his rates of success when throwing to each region of the field, including tosses while under pressure and off play action:
In Winston's debut pair of preseason outings, no...

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