Jameis Winston has won his second Rookie of the Week award for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He completed 13 of 19 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown, two sacks and no turnovers.
Winston winning is a little curious. His statistics are reasonably impressive and his performance was solid, but this wasn't his best game nor was it a real standout improvement. A good step in the right direction, I'd argue, and a quality display of ball security -- but worth a Rookie of the Week award? Well, that may be a bit much.
It's especially jarring given his competition which included Quinten Rollins and his two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), Thomas Rawls and his 169 rushing yards and a touchdown on just 23 carries and Todd Gurley's 159 yards on 30 carries. Any of their performance are outstanding not just for rookies, but for any player at their position. I like when Bucs win awards, but they do have to be at least minimally deserved.
Still, it's good to see Winston awarded again. It's minor reinforcement of the fact that he appears to be on the right track.