Jameis Winston was one of the luckiest quarterbacks in the NFL last season, a Football Outsiders analysis shows.
Winston threw 11 interceptions in 13 games, but the analysis found the Buccaneers quarterback's total should have been closer to 19. Eight potential interceptions were either dropped by a defender or knocked out of a defender's hands by a receiver. Only Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford benefited more often from dropped or broken up interceptions. Each had nine.
Despite missing three games because of a shoulder injury, Winston finished near the top of the league in adjusted interceptions. DeShone Kizer had 23, and Trevor Siemian and Cousins each had 20.
Winston's actual rate of interceptions last season was a career-low 2.5 percent. His rate of adjusted interceptions, however, was 4.0 percent, the fifth-highest rate in the league.
The unluckiest quarterback? Matt Ryan. He threw five interceptions that were tipped to defenders by receivers.
Winston did not have any tipped interceptions.
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