Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has officially reached 100 career turnovers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reached a milestone on Sunday, and not in a good way.
As a result of throwing a couple of interceptions during his team’s Week 12 win over the Atlanta Falcons, Winston reached 100 career turnovers, having thrown 78 picks and lost 22 fumbles since entering the NFL in 2015, as Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk points out.
Winston leads the league in giveaways during that span, a distinction that no NFL player wants to have.
Ironically enough, Winston actually put forth one of his better performances of the season this past weekend, completing 18 of his 28 throws for 313 yards and three touchdowns in addition to his interceptions. He ended the day with a 108.2 passer rating, his best mark since Week 4.
On the season overall, Winston has thrown for 3,391 yards, 22 touchdowns and a league-worst 20 picks while completing just 59.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 82.3.
As a result of Winston’s lackluster showing throughout most of 2019, the general consensus is that the Buccaneers will be moving on from him this coming offseason.
Tampa Bay selected Winston with the No. 1 overall pick back in 2015, but he has been a huge disappointment.
While Winston displayed some promise over his first couple of seasons, the last three years have been a roller coaster for the 25-year-old, as he has been unable to rein in his turnovers and has also had some difficulty staying healthy.
To make matters worse, the Bucs have been one of the least successful teams in the NFC over the last decade-plus, as the Buccaneers have not made the playoffs since the 2007-08 campaign.
Tampa Bay is 4-7 thus far this season.