Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston Named Clutch Performer of the Week

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has added another award to his already impressive rookie resume.


After a thrilling performance in the Buccaneers' Week 13 win over the Falcons, quarterback Jameis Winston has been selected as the NFL's Clutch Performer of the Week. Winston threw the game-winning touchdown in the final minutes of the game to help the Buccaneers win, 23-19.

His pass was set up by a 20-yard scramble on third and 19 that kept the drive alive. Winston initially appeared to be down, but moved the chains with a second effort. He finished the day completing 18 of 27 passes for 227 yards.

Winston has won a slew of awards this season, with the Clutch Player of the Week being the most recent. Winston has been named the NFL's Rookie of the Week three times thus far, the most of any rookie in the league, and has also been named the Air Player of the Week and Offensive Rookie of the Month.

Also nominated for the Clutch Player of the Week award were San Francisco's Blaine Gabbert, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Carolina's Cam Newton and New York's Ryan Fitzpatrick. Winston was selected as the winner over Rodgers, who threw a game-winning Hail Mary in the Packers' victory over the Lions.

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