Jameis Winston has been nominated for the week three Fed Ex Air Player of the Week award, after completing 36 of 58 for 405 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a loss against the Los Angeles Rams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback was nominated for the same award in week one, and won it.
While Jameis Winston’s performance was pretty decent, especially if you take into account the amount of times he dropped back and the fact that his one interception wasn’t his fault, I doubt he’ll win this week’s award. Nor should he, necessarily: Aaron Rodgers was far more efficient on fewer throws.
Winston’s nomination and performance are once again confirmation of something we’ve known for quite some time now: the Bucs’ quarterback is really good at football. He still has down games and inconsistencies, as we saw in week two, but he’s also more consistently productive than he was last year.
In fact, Winston is on pace to throw for 4,955 yards, 43 touchdowns and ehm...32 interceptions. The latter may have to go down a little (a lot) for this to be a good season, but the former two are pretty good — albeit inflated by a very high number of attempts so far.
Overall, Winston certainly seems to be a better quarterback than he was last year. Which is exactly what you want: steady, year over year improvement.