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Winstometer Week 7: Jameis Winston closes in on Marcus Mariota

Jameis Winston warms up prior to Sunday's game against the Redskins. [Getty Images]

Jameis Winston warms up prior to Sunday's game against the Redskins. [Getty Images]

The Bucs and Jameis Winston lost Sunday, but the quarterback closed the gap with rival Marcus Mariota among first-year quarterbacks.

Winston and Mariota were picked 1-2 in the NFL draft, so the Tampa Bay Times created a database of all first round quarterbacks since 1980. Each week we input the stats and compare Winston and Mariota with the others at the same point in their rookie seasons.

Winston threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns against Washington. His quarterback rating (85.67) ranks seventh on the list, just behind Michael Vick at 87.67.

Mariota didn't play this week because of a knee injury. He ranks fifth at 93.62.

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. 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 7: Jameis Winston closes in on Marcus Mariota 10/25/15 [Last modified: Sunday, October 25, 2015 4:36pm]
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