“Jameis Winston”, THE GREATEST PURE PASSER SINCE HIS ARRIVAL IN THE PRESENT DAY NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, PERIOD………………IF HIS RECEIVERS WOULD HAVE COMPLETED THEIR ROUTES, RAN THEIR ROUTES CORRECTLY, AND KEPT RUNNING TO DAYLIGHT, HIS TOUCHDOWN TOTALS WOULD HAVE INCREASED BY 40%, AND HIS INTERCEPTIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN DOWN BY AT LEAST, 40%.

AND GUESS WHAT? HE ACCOMPLISHED HIS NUMBERS WITH RECEIVERS THAT WOULD HAVE BE SECOND, THIRD AND 4TH OPTIONS ON MOST SQUADS, PERIOD………….

IF SEAN PAYTON IS HONEST WITH HIMSELF, AND TRULY WANTS TO WIN, HE WILL PUT THIS YOUNG MAN IN THE BEST POSITION TO WIN, AND WITH THAT SAID, IF GIVEN THE TOOLS, JAMEIS WINSTON WILL TAKE THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TO THE SUPER BOWL, AND WIN IT.

GET THE MAN A FRONT LINE, OPEN THE OFFENSE UP WITH SOME DECENT RECEIVERS, AND THE SAINTS ARE WINNERS OF THE 2022 NFL SUPER BOWL, THAT’S A FACT.

Jameis Winston
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Winston with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015
No. 2 – New Orleans Saints
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: January 6, 1994 (age 27)
Bessemer, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Hueytown (Hueytown, Alabama)
College: Florida State (2012–2014)
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
TDINT: 121–88
Passing yards: 19,812
Completion percentage: 61.3
Passer rating: 86.9
Rushing yards: 1,038
Rushing touchdowns: 10
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR
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USF Coach Willie Taggart with Jameis Winston – 2016 USF Football Spring Game

Jameis Lanaed Winston is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Born and raised in Alabama, he was a highly regarded quarterback in high school and led his team to the state championship as a junior. Winston played college football for the Florida State Seminoles and as a redshirt freshman became the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy and helped lead the Seminoles to a victory in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game. In his sophomore and final year, the Seminoles advanced to the Rose Bowl, part of the College Football Playoff. Winston also played on Florida State’s baseball team. Winston was drafted as the first overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft.

After throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown on his first career pass, Winston set franchise rookie records in several categories, including passing touchdowns, and became just the third rookie in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards. Over the next four seasons he continued to set career highs and franchise records, and in 2019 led the league in passing yards, completions, and attempts.

Records and achievements

NFL records

  • Most passing touchdowns in a single game by a rookie quarterback: 5 (tied with Ray Buivid, Matthew Stafford, Deshaun Watson, and Daniel Jones)
  • Most passing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in one half: 4 (tied with Marcus Mariota and Deshaun Watson) (November 22, 2015 vs. Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Youngest player to pass for 3,000 yards: (21 years, 342 days) December 13, 2015
  • Youngest player to pass for 4,000 yards: (21 years, 363 days) January 3, 2016
  • Second youngest player to pass for 10,000 yards: (23 years, 303 days; 4 days older than Drew Bledsoe) November 5, 2017
  • Youngest player to pass for 40 touchdowns: (22 years, 312 days) November 13, 2016
  • Most seasons of passing for 4,000 yards to begin a career – 2 (2015–2016)
  • Most touchdown passes before 24th birthday: 69 (23 years, 360 days) December 31, 2017
  • Most consecutive 450+ yards passing games: 2 (2019)
  • Most interceptions returned for touchdowns in a season – 7 (2019)
  • First player in NFL history to throw 30-or-more touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a season (2019)

Buccaneers franchise records

Rookie records

  • Most passing touchdowns by a rookie – 22
  • Most passing yards by a rookie – 4,042
  • Most pass attempts by a rookie – 535
  • Most pass completions by a rookie – 312
  • Most games started by a rookie – 16
  • Most interceptions for a touchdown by a rookie – 2
  • Highest passer rating by a rookie – 84.2
  • Most yards gained per pass attempt by a rookie – 7.56
  • Most passing yards per game – 252.6
  • Most wins by a rookie – 6
  • Most losses by a rookie – 10
  • Most 4th quarter comebacks by a rookie – 2 (tied with Bruce Gradkowski, Mike Glennon, & Josh Freeman)
  • Most game-winning drives by a rookie – 3 (tied with Bruce Gradkowski)
  • Most rushing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback – 6
  • Most rushing attempts by a rookie quarterback – 54

Game records

  • Most consecutive games of 300 yards passing – 6 (Week 6–12, 2019)
  • Most passing touchdowns in a game – 5 (tied) (November 22, 2015 vs. Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Most passing attempts in a game – 58 (September 25, 2016 vs. Los Angeles Rams)
  • Most pass completions in a game – 36 (tied with Brian Griese) (September 25, 2016 vs Los Angeles Rams)

Season records

  • Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a season – 6 (2015)
  • Most passing yards in a season – 5,109 (2019)
  • Most passing yards per game in a season – 319.3 (2019)
  • Most passing attempts in a season – 626 (2019)
  • Most consecutive seasons, 3,000 yards passing – 3 (2015–2017) (tied with Brad Johnson and Josh Freeman)
  • Most seasons with 3,000+ passing yards – 4 (2015–2019)
  • Most consecutive seasons of 4,000 yards passing – 2 (2015–2016)
  • Most seasons of 4,000 yards passing – 3 (2015–2019)
  • Most games of 300 yards passing in a single season – 11 (2019)

Career records

  • Most games of 300 passing yards – 27 (2015–2019)
  • Most passing touchdowns – 121 (2015–2019)
  • Most pass completions – 1,563 (2015–2019)
  • Most passing yards – 19,737 (2015–2019)
  • Most passing attempts – 2,548 (2015–2019)
  • Most passing yards per game in a career – 274.1 (2015–2019)
  • Most rushing yards by a quarterback – 1,044 (2015–2019)
  • Most rushing attempts by a quarterback – 248 (2015–2019)
  • Most fumbles – 50 (2015–2019)

College statistics

Jameis Winston Passing Rushing
Season Team Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Florida State 257 384 66.9 4,057 40 10 77 193 2.5 4
2014 Florida State 305 467 65.4 3,907 25 18 57 65 1.2 3
Total 562 851 66.0 7,964 65 28 134 258 1.9 7

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Awards and honors

Baseball

Winston at Russ Chandler Stadium, 2014

Winston chose Florida State in part because he was allowed to play for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team in addition to football. A switch-hitting batter and a right-handed thrower, he played as an outfielder and a pitcher as a freshman in 2013. He batted .235 with a .723 on-base plus slugging in 119 at-bats and had a 3.00 earned run average in 27 innings pitched. Prior to the 2014 season, Winston was named a preseason All-American by Baseball America as a 3rd-team utility player.

College statistics

Season Team IP W L SV ERA SO BB BA H R HR RBI BB SLG/OBP
2013 Florida State 27.0 1 2 2 3.00 21 12 .235 28 21 0 9 22 .345/.377
2014 Florida State 33.1 1 0 7 1.08 31 7 .128 5 6 0 4 8 .179/.292
Total 60.1 2 2 9 1.95 62 19 .208 33 27 0 13 30

Early life

Winston was born in Bessemer, Alabama on January 6, 1994.  He attended Hueytown High School, where he played both football and baseball.  Winston was considered the best dual-threat quarterback recruit in the nation by Rivals.com, and the best overall quarterback recruit by ESPN.  Winston was also named the MVP of the ESPN RISE Elite 11 quarterback camp.  Additionally, Winston earned the Gatorade Player of the Year recognition for the state of Alabama. He led Hueytown to a state championship during his junior year.

Winston committed to attend Florida State University on February 3, 2012. The Texas Rangers selected Winston in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school. Though the Rangers proposed allowing him to play for the Florida State Seminoles football team while working out with their baseball organization, Winston decided not to sign.