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Winston NFL's Best at Crossing Routes

Pro Football Focus believes Jameis Winston is the best quarterback in the NFL throwing crossing routes.

Photos from QB Jameis Winston's 2016 campaign.

Since being selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston has shown flashes of brilliance. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to begin his career with back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons, has led a top-five offense and has played in the Pro Bowl.

While Winston continues to develop and improve, Pro Football Focus believes he's already the best in the business in one passing category: crossing routes. PFF broke down the top quarterbacks in the league by route type, listing Winston as the best when throwing crossing routes.

"Winston dominated defenses when targeting crossing routes," PFF's Eliot Crist wrote. "He completed 36 of 50 passes for 529 yards, with 6 touchdowns and a 145.8 QB Rating.

"Winston's impressive 72-percent completion percentage came while having the fourth-highest aDOT in the league of 10.92 yards. On passes over 25 yards, he completed all 4 to different receivers for 137 yards; 2 went for touchdowns."

Winston is in good company on PFF's list. Other players listed include New England's Tom Brady, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Indianapolis' Andrew Luck and Cincinnati's Andy Dalton. For PFF's full list, click HERE.  

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