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Winstometer Week 17: Jameis Winston drops behind Cam Newton

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) dives to the end zone for a touchdown as Carolina Panthers defensive back Robert McClain (27) and defensive end Charles Johnson (95) defend in the second half. [AP photo]

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) dives to the end zone for a touchdown as Carolina Panthers defensive back Robert McClain (27) and defensive end Charles Johnson (95) defend in the second half. [AP photo]

Jameis Winston slipped two spots to finish his rookie season eighth on the list of first-year quarterbacks drafted in the first round since 1980.

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 plugged in the statistics and compared Winston and Mariota against the others at the same points in their rookie seasons.

Winston finished with a quarterback rating of 84.2, dropping behind Teddy Bridgewater (84.9) and Cam Newton (84.5).

Mariota didn't play because of an injury. He ranked fourth on the list with a rating of 91.5.

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 17: Jameis Winston drops behind Cam Newton 01/03/16 [Last modified: Sunday, January 3, 2016 7:36pm]
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