Sometimes when you’re a quarterback, your receivers will cause interceptions. For instance, when they run terrible routes that allow cornerbacks to get their hands on the ball when they had no business being there.
Sometimes when you’re a quarterback, your receivers will save you from interceptions. For instance, by ripping the ball from a cornerback’s hands and turning a turnover into a catch.
And sometimes, one receiver will do both at the same time. Which is what DeSean Jackson did for Jameis Winston.
Nice job correcting for your terrible route there, DeSean.
Although Winston still can’t connect with him on deep balls, Jackson’s having a pretty good game. The Bucs have switched to just targeting him on shorter passes and letting him run after the catch, and that works pretty well.