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(Almost) every Jameis Winston pass in 2016, charted

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston became the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston became the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
Published Jan. 25, 2017

Jameis Winston's 2016 stats: 345-of-567 (60.8 completion percentage), 4,090 yards, 28 touchdowns, 18 interceptions, 86.1 rating, 64.7 QBR, 3.7 percent DVOA

2015 stats: 312-of-535 (58.3 completion percentage), 4,042 yards, 22 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 84.2 rating, 60.9 QBR, minus-13.2 percent DVOA

Key takeaway: Leading up to the 2015 draft, NFL evaluators questioned whether Winston could take care of the football. After his first two seasons, those doubts persist. As he did while at Florida State, he takes chances, and sometimes he makes plays that other quarterbacks wouldn't and sometimes he makes costly mistakes. Winston increased his touchdown percentage this season (from 4.1 to 4.9) but also increased his interception percentage (from 2.8 to 3.2). So far, the Eli Manning comps appear valid.

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Contact Thomas Bassinger at tbassinger@tampabay.com. Follow @tometrics.

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