NFL 2017: Famous Jameis Winston
Famous Jameis Winston

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston passed for a career-high 4,090 yards last year and became the first player in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons. This season Jameis looks to improve upon the Bucs record and lead them to the playoffs.

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston passed for a career-high 4,090 yards last year and became the first player in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons (4,042 yards in 2015). Winston (8,132) and Andrew Luck (8,196) are the only NFL quarterbacks to record at least 8,000 passing yards in their first two NFL seasons.

Winston aims to extend his NFL-record streak of consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons to begin a career and can join Luck (12,957) and Peyton Manning (12,287) as the only players to pass for at least 12,000 yards in their first three NFL seasons.

 

12,000+ Pass Yards in 1st 3 NFL Seasons

Quarterback Seasons Team Yards
*Entering third season (Source: NFL)
Andrew Luck2012-14Indianapolis12,957
Peyton Manning1998-2000Indianapolis12,287
Jameis Winston*2015-16Tampa Bay8,132

 

Winston threw a career-best 28 touchdown passes last year and became just the fifth quarterback to pass for at least 50 touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons.

 

50+ TD Passes in 1st 2 NFL Seasons

Quarterback Seasons Team TDs
(Source: NFL)
Dan Marino1983-84Miami68
Derek Carr2014-15Oakland53
Peyton Manning1998-99Indianapolis52
Russell Wilson2012-13Seattle52
Jameis Winston2015-16Tampa Bay50

 

NFL 2017: Famous Jameis Winston

Entering 2017, Winston (50 touchdown passes through his first two seasons) will aim to join Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (98), Luck (86) and Manning (85) as the only players in NFL history to pass for at least 85 touchdowns in his first three seasons.

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