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Jameis Winston setting NFL records

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Jameis Winston is setting records, and Elias Sports Bureau has unearthed a new one, via Greg Auman.

That's a pretty impressive statistic, especially given the fact that Winston has topped 35 throws only twice. Thirteen rookies in NFL history have attempted more throws in the first six games of their rookie seasons -- and there are far more quarterbacks whose first six games in the NFL didn't come exactly in games one through six of their rookie seasons.

What this speaks to is not just Winston's volume, but his efficiency. Looking at all rookie quarterbacks with at least 100 pass attempts in NFL history, Winston ranks seventh in yards per attempt with 8.1, and ninth in adjusted yards per attempt, which takes into account touchdowns and interceptions. Granted, Winston's only played six games so far -- but this is a very promising start to any quarterback's career. I think we can safely say that his performance in week one was an aberration, not a sign of things to come.