In total, Winston played in 11 games in 2018. After missing the first three games of the season due to suspension, he played in Week Four against Chicago, coming in relief of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second half. He went 16-for-20 in that outing, throwing one touchdown and completing 80 percent of his passes, but had come in with the Bucs down a significant margin. He went on to start the next three consecutive games, struggling a bit in that span with the back and forth of quarterbacks.
Down the stretch, Winston seemed to figure things out. In his last seven games, he had a 64.3 percent completion percentage, connecting on 148 of 230 passing attempts. He amassed 1,811 total yards and here's the kicker: threw 13 touchdowns while only committing four interceptions, where all but one was essentially a result of his misstep. He had a quarterback rating of 100.1 in that span and passed for an average of 258.7 yards per game.
He helped lead the best offense the Bucs have ever seen in 2018 as a whole. Last season's offense broke countless franchise records and finished as the number one passing offense in the league with a total of 5,358 yards in the regular season. That was an average of 334.9 yards per game. The year stacks up against some of the best offenses in NFL history, too. Those 5,358 passing yards are the fourth-highest total in the history of the league, behind only the 2000 "Greatest Show on Turf" St. Louis Rams, the 2011 New Orleans Saints and the 2013 Denver Broncos.
Off the Field:
Winston is extremely active in the Tampa Bay community through his Jameis Winston's Dream Forever Foundation that helps children realize their dreams and accomplish their goals. This year, he hosted the Fourth Annual Famous Jameis Jamboree at the indoor training facility here at AdventHealth Training Center. He also wore cleats in support of his foundation for the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats initiative and did a couple school visits along the way.
He was also on-hand for a visit to a juvenile detention facility as a part of the Bucs' Social Justice Initiative, where he addressed a group of young men living in the facility with words of encouragement. Whether it's through the Bucs or through his foundation, he is always doing what he can to support the Bay area.