Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has one of the least productive games of his career vs. Ravens
Jameis Winston’s performance against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon did nothing to dissuade those who feel like he is on his way out of Tampa Bay this offseason.
Winston put forth a dreadful performance in his team’s loss to the Ravens, completing just 13 of his 25 passes for 157 yards and an interception, good for a passer rating of 54.9.
According to Greg Auman of The Athletic, the 157 yards was the lowest mark of Winston’s career for a game he played start to finish.
In eight games this season, Winston has thrown for 2,311 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while posting a passer rating of 88.1. While his numbers don’t look terrible, they are a far cry from what one would expect from a No. 1 overall pick.
The Buccaneers drafted Winston out of Florida State University back in 2015, and in his first season, the Bessemer, Al. native was actually fairly impressive, finishing with 4,042 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 15 picks while completing 58.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 84.2 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The following year, Winston registered 4,090 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions, completing 60.8 percent of his passes and tallying a passer rating of 86.1.
Last season, however, injuries and off-the-field controversy derailed Winston, and even though his numbers weren’t bad, people in Tampa Bay were beginning to lose patience with the signal-caller.
Now, there is talk that the Bucs could simply cut ties with Winston this offseason in order to start fresh.
The Buccaneers, who are now just 5-9 on the season, have not made the playoffs since the 2007-08 campaign.