Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston Compared to Other No. 1 Picks

A look at Jameis Winston's numbers compared to other quarterbacks selected No. 1.

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This April, Jameis Winston became the 13th quarterback selected No. 1 overall since 1998, joining Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford, JaMarcus Russell, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer, David Carr, Michael Vick, Tim Couch and Peyton Manning.

The season is just one-fourth of the way over, but if Jameis Winston continues to put up the same numbers he has been, he'll finish the year with 3,860 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. Here's a look at how Winston's projections measure up against the past 12 quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall during their rookie seasons.

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TOTAL PASSING YARDS* Andrew Luck: 4,374
Cam Newton: 4,051 *
Jameis Winston: 3,860*
Peyton Manning: 3,739
Sam Bradford: 3,512
Carson Palmer: 2,897
David Carr: 2,592
Tim Couch: 2,447
Eli Manning: 1,043
Alex Smith: 875
Michael Vick: 785
JaMarcus Russell: 373

TOUCHDOWNS Peyton Manning – 26
Jameis Winston - 24*
Andrew Luck - 23
Cam Newton – 21
Sam Bradford – 18
Carson Palmer – 18
Tim Couch – 15
David Carr – 9
Eli Manning– 6
Michael Vick – 2
JaMarcus Russell – 2
Alex Smith – 1

INTERCEPTIONS *Peyton Manning – 28 *Jameis Winston - 28*
Andrew Luck- 18
Carson Palmer – 18
Cam Newton – 17
Sam Bradford – 15
David Carr – 9
Tim Couch – 13
Alex Smith – 11
Eli Manning – 9
JaMarcus Russell – 4
Michael Vick – 3

  • Stats via Pro Football Reference.
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