Jameis Winston didn’t appear on the NFL Network’s top 100 list this year, but apparently he was pretty close. During their show on Wednesday night, the NFL Network revealed that Winston has finished as the No. 126 player in the league, as voted by his peers.
Winston put together one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history in 2015. He became the third rookie to ever throw for more than 4,000 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards by a Buccaneers quarterback in a single season.
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“I understand he’s a rookie, but he has to be on the top 100,” said Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois. “I don’t know where he will be ranked. I don’t know his number or anything but I know that he is one player that has to be up there. A lot of people said that because he was a rookie, he was going to do rookie things. That man is past his time.”
Winston wouldn’t have put himself in the top 100 this year, but hopes to make the list in the near future.
“Not this year,” Winston said when asked if he should be in the top 100. “I don’t know when. But I’m going to try.”
To watch the full segment, click the video above.