Brett Favre speaks out on Jameis Winston’s interception issues
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came up short once again thanks to another multi-interception game from quarterback Jameis Winston. It appears his struggles have not gone unnoticed by Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.
Winston’s affinity for throwing touchdowns is outweighed by how often he is picked off by opposing defenses. Favre feels that he must learn to settle down on offense instead of going for the big play every time, via Greg Auman of The Athletic:
“You want to teach him patience. Sometimes it’s OK to not get a first down. That took me a long time to digest. There’s ways to get around it without handcuffing your guy too much.”
There is no question that Favre’s comments certainly carry plenty of weight in this respect. He had been the definition of a gunslinger throughout his illustrious career and it resulted in quite the highlight reel, however, it was also plagued by an absurd amount of interceptions early on.
Favre clearly feels that Winston boasts many similar qualities but is having a difficult time with learning how to pick and choose his opportunities to strike. The fact that he is on track to becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a single season is evidence of this.
Regardless, there is no denying that he boasts plenty of arm talent. The onus will ultimately fall on head coach Bruce Arians to find a way to reel Winston in without having him feel limited in any capacity.