Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston Approaching NFL Record

With a strong performance against the Panthers in Week 17, Winston could finish his first two seasons with more passing yards than other QB in NFL history.

Jameis Winston has an opportunity to place himself among some of the NFL's all-time greats as the 2016 regular season is set to come to an end. With 267 yards against the Panthers on Sunday, Winston will have 8,197 passing yards in his first two seasons, the most of any quarterback in NFL history.

Indianapolis' Andrew Luck currently holds the record with 8,196 yards through his first two years. Cam Newton (7,920), Peyton Manning (7,874), Blake Bortles (7,336) and Dan Marino (7,294) follow closely behind. Winston threw for 4,042 yards during his rookie campaign, becoming one of just three rookies to throw for more than 4,000 yards. He has 3,888 this season with one game left on the schedule.

Not only is Winston is climbing into the record books for passing yards, but he's doing so in touchdowns as well. Winston's thrown 49 touchdowns in his first two years, which puts him at No. 5 on the NFL's all-time list. Winston is averaging 1.8 touchdown passes a game this season. With three touchdowns, he will move into a three-way tie for the No. 4 spot on the list.

Dan Marino currently holds the NFL record for passing touchdowns in his first two seasons with 68. Derek Carr (53), Peyton Manning (52) and Russell Wilson (52) follow.


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