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Winstometer Week 15: Jameis Winston remains among top rookie QBs

Lamarcus Joyner (20) of the St. Louis Rams puts pressure on Jameis Winston (3) of the Bucs as he throws a pass in the second quarter. [Getty Images]

Lamarcus Joyner (20) of the St. Louis Rams puts pressure on Jameis Winston (3) of the Bucs as he throws a pass in the second quarter. [Getty Images]

Jameis Winston had a prime time opportunity to put his talents on display Thursday as the Bucs took on the Rams.

Winston continued to perform among the top rookie quarterbacks of recent decades.

When the Bucs picked Winston first in the NFL draft and the Titans took Marcus Mariota No. 2, the Tampa Bay Times created a database of all first round quarterbacks since 1980. Each week, we plug in the statistics and compare Winston and Mariota against the others at the same points in their careers.

Winston ranks sixth on the list with a quarterback rating of 85.5, just between Matt Ryan at 90 and Jim Kelly at 83.6.

Mariota, who ranks fourth at 91.9, just ahead of Ryan, plays Sunday as the Titans visit New England.

The Tampa Bay Times created a database of all quarterbacks picked in the first round of the NFL draft since 1980. Each week, we compare Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota's cumulative performance against the others at the same point in their rookie seasons. As of midseason, we incorporated a screen to assure that a quarterback has attempted a minimum of 50 passes to be included. You can compare quarterbacks by clicking on their names, which will highlight their performance in the graph. Also, if you hover over a line in the graph, it will identify the quarterback.

Winstometer Week 15: Jameis Winston remains among top rookie QBs 12/17/15 [Last modified: Friday, December 18, 2015 10:29am]
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