Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston on Record-Breaking Pace

Jameis Winston is on pace for the second-most passing yards in a single season in Buccaneer history. He is also on pace to shatter the team's rookie passing record by more than 1,000 yards.

Jameis Winston could find himself in some pretty elite company at the end of the season if he continues to perform at the level he has been.

Through nine games, Winston has thrown for 2,159 yards, an average of 240 yards per game. At that rate, he will finish the season with 3,840 passing yards, which would be the second-most in a single season in Buccaneer history.

The single-season record, set by Josh Freeman in 2012, is within Winston's reach, too. Winston needs 4,066  yards to secure the top spot, or an additional 32 yards per game on top of his season average.

The single-season passing record isn't the only one that Winston is approaching. He is set to shatter the team's rookie passing record, which was set by Mike Glennon in 2013. Glennon threw for 2,608 yards during his rookie campaign. Winston could surpass the mark by more than 1,000 yards at the pace he's headed.

The numbers, of course, are contingent on Winston sustaining his performance throughout the Bucs' final seven games. He has been consistent, though, in his ability to move the ball in the air. He's recorded 175 passing yards or more in each of his nine NFL starts.

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