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Jameis Winston Feels Combo with Mike Evans is Among NFL's Best

Are Jameis Winston and Mike Evans one of the best quarterback/ wide receiver duos in the league? Winston thinks so.

There are plenty of strong wide receiver/quarterback combinations around the league. Some that come to mind include Eli Manning and Odell Beckham in New York, Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown in Pittsburgh and Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in Atlanta. Jameis Winston believes he and Mike Evans belong in that category.

"I felt that we already were (one of the best tandems in the league)," Winston said. "But, we have to continue to get better. If we haven't achieved something, obviously we want to achieve more together and that will open up other opportunities for other guys."

"One thing about Mike is he is a very selfless individual. So, if he gets five touches and gets his touchdowns, he's ok if [wide receiver] Adam Humphries has eight touches for 115 yards and we won the game because that's what it's all about. Teamwork makes the dream work."

The two have connected for 15 touchdowns over the past two seasons, including 12 a year ago. That's even more impressive when considering that both players are just 23 years old.

When training camp kicked off, Winston and Evans picked up right where they left off a year ago. Both players put together strong performances on Friday and Evans was targeted more than any other first-team wide receiver.

Winston has been outspoken about his confidence in his No. 1 receiver and wasn't shy about letting reporters know his true feelings.

"Mike is a perfectionist," Winston added. "He wants to be the best receiver. I believe he is the best receiver in the league. I'm biased, but it is what it is. But, he wants to get better every year like we all do. Everyone wants to get better. No one wants to just feel like they arrived."

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