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Will Jameis Winston be a top 10 NFL player?

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The Bucs’ quarterback is slowly improving every season.

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The NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 list finished last night, with a top ten that featured three quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Matt Ryan—with Derek Carr listed, somewhat amazingly, at number 11.

That player-voted list isn’t the greatest measure of which player is actually the best, but it’s a neat indicator of overall respect among players. Which brings me to my question: will Jameis Winston ever make it to that top 10?

So far, Winston’s more or less on the right track to get there. He’s had two promising seasons, performing slightly better in his second year, and is now more or less an average NFL quarterback. A few more years of steady growth and he’ll be actually up there—or a sudden jump in year three, which is not uncommon.

Hopes for Winston are sky-high, and justifiably so. With his current group of receivers, he could really take that third-year jump into the stratosphere—or at least a little higher up in the atmosphere.

Will that lead to him being a top 10 NFL player, though? Say, a top three quarterback? And will he overtake Derek Carr at some point? I don’t know—it’s so early in his career, still.

So I’m asking you: will Jameis Winston be a top 10 NFL player at some point? And if so, when?

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Will Jameis Winston be a top 10 NFL player?

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  • 25%
    Yes, this year
    (165 votes)
  • 61%
    Yes, in 2-4 years
    (392 votes)
  • 4%
    Yes, in 6-9 years
    (28 votes)
  • 0%
    Yes, in 10+ years
    (5 votes)
  • 7%
    No
    (47 votes)
637 votes total Vote Now