Winston closes in on Manning record


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Indianapolis Colts Sunday 38-35. When you as a team turn the ball over 5 times and still win it’s a major accomplishment. Speaking of accomplishments, Jameis Winston had a few of note Sunday.

Winston threw for a career-high 465 yards against the Colts. He also became the all-time passing yardage leader by age 26. Unfortunately, he also inched towards a not so astute record.

Winston throws interceptions, a lot of them. It’s an unfortunate byproduct of his game. More often than not the defense tends to bail him out. The problem here is the defense can only do so much and can do nothing to stop a pick-six. So when Winston threw his fifth pick-six of the season, the team, the fans, and even the announcers were speechless. That fifth pick-six puts Winston one behind the all-time record for pick-sixes in a season. The record is held by none other than Peyton Manning. Not exactly the Manning record you want to be chasing.

Now before you start screaming that Winston is in his fifth year and shouldn’t be throwing pick-sixes, keep in mind Manning was in his fourth season when he set the record.

In the interest of fairness, I feel we should post all of Winston’s records.

NFL Records

-Most passing touchdowns in a single game by a rookie quarterback: 5 (tied with Ray Buivid, Matthew Stafford, and Deshaun Watson)

-Most passing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in one half: 4 (tied with Marcus Mariota and Deshaun Watson) (November 22, 2015, vs. Philadelphia Eagles)

-Youngest player to pass for 3,000 yards: (21 years, 342 days) December 13, 2015

-Youngest player to pass for 4,000 yards: (21 years, 363 days) January 3, 2016

-Second youngest player to pass for 10,000 yards: (23 years, 303 days; 4 days older than Drew Bledsoe) November 5, 2017

-Youngest player to pass for 40 touchdowns: (22 years, 312 days) November 13, 2016

-Most seasons of passing for 4,000 yards to begin a career – 2 (2015–2016)

-Most touchdown passes before 24th birthday: 69 (23 years, 360 days) December 31, 2017

Franchise Records

-Most passing touchdowns in a game – 5 (tied) (November 22, 2015, vs. Philadelphia Eagles)

-Most passing touchdowns by a rookie – 22

-Most passing yards by a rookie – 4,042

-Most rushing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in a season – 6

-Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a season – 6 (2015)

-Highest single-season completion percentage by a rookie (minimum 16 games) – 58.3

-Most passing touchdowns in a season – 28 (2016)

-Most passing yards in a season – 4,115 (2019)

-Most games of 300 yards passing in a single season – 9 (2019)

-Most games of 300 yards passing in a career – 25 (2015–present)

-Most consecutive games of 300 yards passing – 6 (Week 6–12, 2019)

-Most consecutive seasons, 3,000 yards passing – 3 (2015–2017) (tied with Brad Johnson and Josh Freeman)

-Most seasons with 3,000+ passing yards – 4 (2015–present)

-Most consecutive seasons of 4,000 yards passing – 2 (2015–2016)

-Most seasons of 4,000 yards passing – 3 (2015–present)

-Most passing touchdowns in a career – 114 (2015–present)

-Most pass completions in a career – 1,497 (2015–present)

-Most passing yards in a career – 18,743 (2015–present)

-Most passing attempts in a career – 2,434 (2015–present)

The Buccaneers have a huge decision ahead of them with Jameis Winston. Do they franchise tag him? Sign him to a long-term deal or just cut ties with him altogether? One thing is for sure, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to Jameis Winston, regardless of what jersey he wears or throws too.