Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston on Pace for Historic First Two Years

Jameis Winston is on pace for more passing yards than any other QB in NFL history in their first two seasons.

Jameis Winston has enjoyed success during his short career, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl as a rookie and becoming just the third first-year quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 4,000 yards. Now in his second season, Winston has proved that 2015 was no fluke.

At the pace he's on, Winston will finish his first two years having thrown for 8,282 yards, which would be the most ever by a quarterback in their first two seasons. Shortly behind would be Andrew Luck (8,196), Cam Newton (7,920) and Peyton Manning (7,874). Winston could find himself in a similar situation in terms of touchdowns as well. He's on pace for 53, which would be tied for the second-most touchdowns from any quarterback in their first two seasons.

Here's a look at how Winston's projected* numbers stand compared to other quarterbacks in their first two years.

PASSING YARDS

1Jameis Winston8,2822Andrew Luck81963Cam Newton79204Peyton Manning78745Blake Bortles73366Dan Marino72947Derek Carr72578Ryan Tannehill72079Andy Dalton706710Drew Bledsoe704911Jeff Garcia682212Carson Palmer673313Joe Flacco658414Russell Wilson647515Robert Griffin640316Jim Kelly639117Matt Ryan635618Teddy Bridgewater615019Warren Moon604720Jake Plummer5940


PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

1Dan Marino682Jameis Winston*532Derek Carr534Peyton Manning525Russell Wilson526Carson Palmer507Andy Dalton478Blake Bortles469Andrew Luck4610Marcus Mariota^4411Jeff Garcia4212Otto Graham4213Jim Kelly4114Kurt Warner4115Drew Bledsoe4016Cam Newton4017Mark Rypien4018Fran Tarkenton4019Charlie Conerly3920George Ratterman38

Note: numbers for Tennessee's Marcus Mariota^ are not projections.

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