Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has career-low grade from PFF this season
It has been anything short of a strong season for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston that featured many ups and downs along the way.
Much of that has come in the way of him having plenty of issues consistent success throughout the season. According to Pro Football Focus, Winston is putting together the least productive campaign in first four years in the league with Tampa Bay.
Grades for Jameis Winston over the past four seasons. pic.twitter.com/d8T07a4D8R
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 8, 2018
Since returning the field after serving a three-game suspension to begin the season, Winston has had plenty of forgettable outings that had thrust him to lose the starting job on multiple occasions to backup Ryan Fitzpatrick. He has thrown for 1,941 yards with 12 touchdowns to 11 interceptions along with five fumbles in seven games played. This includes him throwing an interception in each of his first five games while tossing multiple picks four times topped by committing four interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Winston has been able to turn it around over the last two weeks helping lead the Buccaneers to back-to-back wins over the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers that have helped keep his team’s playoffs chance alive heading into the final month of the regular season. This has seen him throw four touchdowns to zero interceptions along with 561 passing yards on 72 percent completion rate. It is a bit of a hill to climb for Tampa Bay to crawl back into the playoff picture, but the team still has a potential opportunity grab one of the spots.
Although this has been an encouraging stretch of games from Winston, his consistent struggles could creep back into the picture especially with the pressure back on the team with another loss likely ending chance of securing a playoff spot. Beyond that, these grades from Pro Football Focus show that he hasn’t yet to live up to the lofty expectations that were set before him as the top overall selection back in the 2015 NFL Draft.