Acquired By Bucs:
Selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.
Acquired By Bucs:
Selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.
Awards and Accolades:
2015 Pro Bowl Selection
2015 Pepsi Rookie of the Year
NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 1, 2016)
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month (November 2015)
3x Pepsi Rookie of the Week (Weeks 2 ,5 & 11).
FedEx Air Player of the Week (Week 11, 2015; Week 1, 2016)
Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week (Week 13, 2016).
Has started all 45 games he has played in, completing 939-of-1,544 passes (60.8 pct.) for 11,636 yards, with 69 touchdowns and 44 interceptions, for a passer rating of 87.2. Has also rushed 140 times for 513 yards and eight touchdowns.
His 69 career touchdown passes are the fifth-most in franchise history and 11,636 career passing yards are the fifth-most in franchise history.
His 11 career games of 300+ passing yards are the second-most in team history, while his eight career games with at least three passing touchdowns are tied for the most in team history.
His 69 touchdown passes in his first two seasons are tied for the seventh-most ever by a quarterback in their first three seasons, while his 11,636 passing yards are the third-most ever by a quarterback in their first three seasons, trailing only Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning.
Reached 10,000 passing yards in just 40 games, becoming only the eighth player in NFL history to do so, joining Marc Bulger, Kirk Cousins, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Matthew Stafford and Kurt Warner. He is the second-youngest player to ever reach 10,000 passing yards, trailing only Drew Bledsoe.
Has eight career game-winning drives (three in 2015, three in 2016, two in 2017).
His eight career rushing touchdowns are the second-most by a quarterback in team history and are tied for the sixth-most in the NFL by quarterbacks since 2015.
Owns three of the top 10 passing yardage seasons in franchise history: first in 2016 (4,090), third in 2016 (4,042) and eighth in 2017 (3,504).
Had six career games with at least 300 passing yards in 2017, establishing a new franchise single-season record.
Set career bests in completion percentage (63.8 pct.) and passer rating (92.2) in 2017.
Established a franchise record with 28 passing touchdowns in 2016.
Threw for at least 175 yards in the first 36 games of his career, the longest streak in team history.
His six rushing touchdowns in 2015 mark the most ever in a single season by a Buccaneers quarterback and are tied for second-most in a quarterback’s career in team history.
In Week 17 of 2015, surpassed Peyton Manning for the third-most passing yards by a rookie in NFL history and, with his totals from the game, became only the third rookie in NFL history to reach 4,000 passing yards.
With 22 passing touchdowns in 2015, set record for most passing touchdowns by a Buccaneers rookie in team history, then tied for fourth-most in a single season in team history.
With 4,042 passing yards in 2015, held the third-highest mark by a rookie quarterback since the 1970 merger, while his 22 touchdown passes were also fourth-most by a rookie quarterback since the merger.
Started his NFL and Buccaneers debut vs. Tennessee (9/13/15) and proceeded to start every game in his rookie season.
Started all 13 games he played in, completing 282-of-442 passes (63.8 pct.) for 3,504 yards, with 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, for a passer rating of 92.2. His 3,504 passing yards are the eighth-most in a single season in team history, while his 92.2 passer rating is the fifth-highest in a single season and his 63.8 completion percentage ranks fourth-best.
Against Chicago (9/17), completed 18-of-30 passes (60.0 pct.) for 204 yards, with one touchdown, for a passer rating of 91.5.
Completed 28-for-40 passes (70.0) for 328 yards and two touchdowns at Minnesota (9/24), only the 11th time in franchise history a player has thrown for 300 or more yards with at least two touchdowns and a completion percentage of 70.0 or higher. The last time was 2011 (Josh Freeman, against Green Bay, 11/20/11).
In a win against N.Y. Giants (10/1), completed 22-of-38 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns, for a passer rating of 113.0, his sixth career game with at least three touchdown passes.
Completed 26-of-46 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 86.7 on Thursday Night Football (10/5). 225 of his passing yards came in the fourth quarter, the second-most in any quarter in franchise history, trailing his own record of 238 set in 2015 (fourth quarter at St. Louis, 12/17/15). Winston’s 225 fourth quarter passing yards are the most by any NFL quarterback since Winston’s own mark in 2015.
Winston threw for over 300 yards in three straight games, a career best and tied for the longest such streak in franchise history (also Vinny Testaverde, three games: 19/22/89 at Washington-11/5/89 vs. Cleveland).
At Arizona (10/15), completed 5-of-10 passes for 61 yards before exiting with a shoulder injury.
Completed 32-of-44 passes (72.7 pct.) for 384 yards and three touchdowns, for a passer rating of 112.3. This was Winston’s ninth career game with 300 or more passing yards, the third-most in team history. It is also his seventh career game with at least three touchdown passes, the second-most in team history.
With his totals against Buffalo, Winston passes Steve DeBerg for the sixth-most passing yards in franchise history.
Started against Carolina (10/29), throwing for 210 yards.
At New Orleans (11/5), went-7-of-13 for 67 yards in the first half, but did not play in the second half due to a shoulder injury.
Despite not playing in the second half, Winston’s totals brought his career passing yards over 10,000, in just his 40th game. He is only the eighth player in NFL history to do so, joining Marc Bulger, Kirk Cousins, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Matthew Stafford and Kurt Warner. He is the second-youngest player to ever reach 10,000 passing yards, trailing only Drew Bledsoe.
Missed his first career game after being made inactive against the N.Y. Jets (11/12).
Inactive at Miami (11/19) and at Atlanta (11/26).
Returned to action at Green Bay (12/3), completing 21-of-32 passes (65.6 pct.) for 270 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, for a 112.8 passer rating.
Started against Detroit (12/10), completing 26-of-38 passes (68.4 pct.) for 285 yards, with two touchdowns.
Winston’s totals against Detroit had him pass Drew Bledsoe for the ninth-most passing yards by a player through their first three seasons in NFL history.
On Monday Night Football against Atlanta (12/18), completed 27-of-35 passes (77.1 pct.) for 299 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, for a 130.5 passer rating.
Winston’s 77.1 completion percentage is the highest by a Buccaneers quarterback since 2013 (Mike Glennon. 87.0 vs. Atlanta, 11/17/13).
With his totals against Atlanta, Winston passed Brad Johnson for the fifth-most passing touchdowns in franchise history.
At Carolina (12/24), Winston completed 21-of-27 passes (77.8 pct.) for 367 yards and a touchdown, for a 131.1 passer rating.
Winston’s 77.8 completion percentage is the highest single-game mark in his career and his 131.1 passer rating is the second-highest of his career (131.6 at Philadelphia, 11/22/15).
Winston is the first quarterback to complete at least 75 percent of his passes in consecutive games since the 2010 season (Josh Freeman, 12/26/10 vs. SEA-1/2/11 at NO).
With his totals at Carolina, Winston passed Brad Johnson for the fifth-most passing yards in franchise history.
In a Week 17 win against New Orleans (12/31), threw for 363 yards, including a game-winning 39-yard touchdown to WR Chris Godwin with under 10 seconds remaining. He also had a career-high 32 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
With his totals in Weeks 16-17, Winston becomes the only player in franchise history to post consecutive games with at least 350 passing yards.
Winston finished the year with six games of 300 or more passing yards, the most such games in a single season in franchise history.
Winston now has 69 career passing touchdowns, tying Blake Bortles for the seventh-most passing touchdowns by a player through their first three seasons in NFL history.
Winston’s totals at New Orleans had him pass Cam Newton, Andy Dalton and Dan Marino for the third-most passing yards by a player through their first three seasons in NFL history, trailing only Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning.
Finished the year ranked tied for seventh in the NFL with 28 touchdown passes and 12th in passing yards, with 4,090.
His 28 touchdown passes and 4,090 passing yards are each the most in a single season in team history
On the season, started all 16 games, completing 345-of-567 passes for 4,090 yards, with 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, for a passer rating of 86.1.
Started at Atlanta (9/11), completing 23-of-32 passes (71.9 pct.) for 281 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception, for a 125.1 passer rating. He earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
Winston now has two games with at least four touchdown passes, tied for the second-most in franchise history, trailing only Brad Johnson (four such games).
Winston’s 125.1 passer rating is the third-highest of his career and the third-highest passer rating in a season opener in team history.
At Arizona (9/18), went 27-of-52 (51.0 pct.) for 243 yards, with one touchdown and four interceptions.
Against Los Angeles (9/25), completed 36-of-58 pass attempts (62.1 pct.) for 405 yards and three touchdowns, with a passer rating of 93.0. He set career-highs in passing yards, pass attempts and pass completions.
Winston’s 405 passing yards against Los Angeles are the fifth-most in a single game in team history, while his 58 attempts are the third-most in a game and the 36 completions are tied for the fourth-most.
Rushed for a seven-yard touchdown against Denver (10/2), the seventh rushing score of his career, the second-most by a quarterback in team history.
At Carolina (10/10), in his first career Monday Night Football game, completed 18-of-30 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 93.6.
Recorded his first game-winning drive of the season at Carolina, leading an 11-play, 66-yard drive that ended with a 38-yard game-winning field goal from Roberto Aguayo, giving Tampa Bay a 17-14 primetime victory.
At San Francisco (10/23), Winston went 21-of-30 for 269 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, for a passer rating of 117.2, his sixth career game with a passer rating of at least 100.
Threw two touchdown passes with no interceptions against Oakland (10/30).
On Thursday Night Football against Atlanta (11/3), completed 23-of-37 passes (62.2 pct.) for 261 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions, for a passer rating of 110.3. It marked his seventh career game with a passer rating of 100 or more.
Against Chicago (11/13), completed 23-of-33 passes (69.7 pct.) for 2,349 yards, with two touchdowns, for a 107.1 passer rating.
Winston’s first touchdown pass against Chicago brought his career total to 40. At 22 years and 312 days old, he is the youngest player in NFL history to throw for 40 touchdowns.
Completed 24-of-39 passes (61.5 pct.) for 331 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 97.3 in a win at Kansas City (11/20).
Winston’s consecutive games with 300 or more passing yards are the first time in career. He is the first Buccaneers quarterback to do so since 2012 (Josh Freeman, 10/14/12 vs. KC-10/21/12 vs. NO).
In a win vs. Seattle (11/27), completed 21-of-28 passes (career-high 75.0 pct.) for 220 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, for a passer rating of 106.2.
Helped lead the team to its fifth road victory of the season at San Diego (12/4), completing 20-of-30 passes (66.7 pct.) for 280 yards with one touchdown and one interception, for a 93.8 passer rating.
Credited with his fifth career game-winning drive in the win over San Diego, helping lead the team to 11 fourth-quarter points, overcoming a 21-17 deficit entering the final period.
Winston recorded a passer rating over 90 in five consecutive games (Weeks 9-13), the longest streak by a Buccaneers player since 2012 (Josh Freeman, five games, 10/14/12 vs. KC-11/11/12 vs. SD).
Winston threw for at least one touchdown in eight straight games (Weeks 5-13), the longest streak of his career.
In a win over New Orleans (12/11), completed 16-of-26 passes (61.5 pct.) for 184 yards and a passer rating of 82.9.
Threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday Night Football at Dallas (12/18).
At New Orleans (12/24), threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns.
Led a game-winning drive against Carolina (1/1/17), driving the team 74 yards, connecting with WR Mike Evans with 3:13 left in the fourth quarter. Finished the game going 20-of-35 for 202 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.
Started all 16 games, finishing the season with an 84.2 QBR, going 312-of-535 for 4,042 yards with 22 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Also rushed 54 times for 213 yards and six touchdowns.
Made NFL and Buccaneers debut vs. Tennessee (9/13).
Finished the day against Tennessee (9/13) completing 16-of-33 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Connected with tight end Austin-Seferian Jenkins on both touchdown passes, his first-career scoring toss being for five yards and the second for 41 yards.
At New Orleans (9/20), finished the game going 14-of-21 for 207 yards and one touchdown, for a 114.6 passer rating – the fifth-highest regular-season mark by a rookie in team history.
Rushed for a touchdown at New Orleans (9/20), the first of his pro career in the regular season.
At Houston, finished going 17-of-36 for 261 yards for one touchdown and one interception.
Against Carolina (10/4), finished with then-career high in attempts (43), completions (26) and passing yards (287), while tying his then-career high in passing touchdowns (2).
Against Jacksonville (10/11), completed 13 of 19 passes for 209 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, earning a 122.5 passer rating, the fourth-highest single-game mark by a rookie in team history.
At Washington (10/25), finished the game going 21-of-29 for 297 yards and two touchdowns, including a 40-yard scoring pass to WR Mike Evans on the third offensive play of the game.
Set then-career highs for single-game passing yards (279), completion percentage (72.4) and passer rating (128.1) at Washington, while his passing yards tied for fourth-most ever by a Buccaneers rookie and his passer rating set the third-best mark by a rookie in team history.
At Atlanta (11/1), finished the day going 16-of-29 for 177 yards with one touchdown, as well as rushing three times for 24 yards and one touchdown, including a career-long 21-yard scramble in third quarter that set up his four-yard rushing touchdown three plays later.
Led first career game-winning drive at Atlanta (11/1), beating the Falcons in overtime after leading the team on a 15-play, 68-yard drive that ended with a 31-yard field goal for the 23-20 lead, becoming only the third rookie quarterback in team history to lead the team to an overtime victory (also: Josh Freeman, at New Orleans, 12/27/09; Steve Young, vs. Detroit, 11/24/85).
With second career rushing touchdown at Atlanta (11/1), leads Buccaneers rookie quarterbacks for the most rushing touchdowns in franchise history.
Against New York Giants (11/8), went 19-of-36 for 247 yards while throwing no interceptions and recording three rushes for 24 yards, including a 10-yard scramble into the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the season.
Against Dallas (11/15), completed 22-of-39 passes for 264 yards with two interceptions, as well as recording three rushes for three yards, including a one-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to win the game.
His game-winning drive against Dallas (11/15) marked his first career fourth-quarter comeback and the team’s first this season.
Ended the day at Philadelphia (11/22) going 19-of-29 for 246 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions, including four touchdown passes in the first half, marking the most in a first half in team history and tied for the most in a first half in the NFL this season.
His five passing touchdowns at Philadelphia (11/22) are tied for the most in a single game by a rookie since the 1970 NFL merger and also tie the franchise single-game record.
His performance at Philadelphia (11/22) aided the Buccaneers in recording 521 yards of total offense (283 rushing, 238 passing), the second-most in team history, and his five touchdown passes contributed to Tampa Bay’s 45 points, the third-most scored in a single game in franchise history.
Winston’s performance, along with RB Doug Martin’s 235 rushing yards, marked the first time in NFL history that a road team has had a player throw for 5+ touchdowns and another player rush for 200+ yards.
At Indianapolis (11/29), finished going 20-of-36 for 245 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and established a new franchise record for passing yards by a rookie, with 2,650 on the season.
Against Atlanta (12/6), completed 18-of-27 passes for 227 yards with one touchdown and one interception, as well as recording five rushes, which included a five-yard rushing touchdown and a 20-yard rush to convert on third-and-19 on what would be the game-winning drive.
Led the team on a 12-play, 80-yard drive to win the game against Atlanta (12/6), marking the third game-winning drive of his career and his second career fourth-quarter comeback drive. He is also one of only nine quarterbacks this season to direct at least three game-winning drives, and is the only rookie to do so, per data compiled by Pro Football Reference.
Against New Orleans (12/13), went 18-of-32 for 182 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
At St. Louis (12/17), finished going 29-of-50 for a career-high 363 yards with two touchdowns – his 363 passing yards are the second-most by a rookie in team history.
Led the team on a 98-yard touchdown drive at St. Louis (12/17), tied for the longest drive in team history.
Threw for 238 yards in the fourth quarter at St. Louis (12/17), the most in any quarter in franchise history and the most by a quarterback in the fourth quarter since 2012 Eli Manning, 243 passing yards vs. Tampa Bay, 9/16/12). His fourth-quarter passing yardage is the most in any quarter since Aaron Rodgers in 2014 (242 yards, second quarter vs. Chicago).
Against Chicago (12/27), went 15-of-29 for 295 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
At Carolina (1/3), finishing 29-of-47 for 325 yards, while adding 14 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown - marking his second 300-yard game of the year and the third-most passing yardage in a single game by a Buccaneers rookie.
Started 13 games, completing 305-of-467 passes (65.3 pct.) for 3,907 yards with 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Also rushed 57 times for 65 yards and three touchdowns.
Helped lead Florida State to their second-consecutive undefeated regular season and ACC Championship, while earning a berth in the first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl.
Led the ACC in passing yards (3,907) passing yards per game (300.5), attempts (467), completions (305) and completion percentage (65.3).
Set a Florida state record with 305 completions, while his 3,907 passing yards are the third-most in a single season in school history.
Ranked sixth in the NCAA in passing yards (3,907) and eighth in yards per game (300.5).
Named first-team All-ACC by the league’s coaches and media.
A finalist for the Manning Award and a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien, Maxwell and Walter Camp Player of the Year Awards.
Led the NCAA with four game-winning fourth-quarter drives in 2014, including the biggest comeback in school history at Louisville, where he passed for a season-high 401 yards and threw three second-half touchdowns to overcome a 21-0 deficit.
Started 14 games, completing 257-of-384 passes (66.9 pct.) for 4,057 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Also rushed 88 times for 219 yards and four touchdowns.
Winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy Award.
At 19 years, 342 days old, was the youngest player to ever win the Heisman, and was only the second freshman to do so.
Won the Davey O’Brien and Manning Awards, while placing as a finalist for the Maxwell Award.
Named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive Rookie of the year.
The first freshman in the history of the conference to earn ACC Player of the Year.
Set the ACC record, the Florida State record and the NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes (40), while breaking the NCAA freshman record for passing yards (4,057).
A first-team All-ACC selection and a consensus All-American.
Led Florida State to a 14-0 record, an ACC Championship and the 2013 BCS National Championship.
Named offensive MVP of the national championship game, throwing for 237 yards and two touchdowns, including leading a seven-play, 80-yard drive that culminated in a two-yard touchdown pass to give Florida State the lead with only 13 seconds remaining.
Earned ACC Championship Game MVP honors.
Helped lead an offense that set the NCAA record for total points (723 – avg. 51.6 per game), while also establishing school and conference records for total yards (7,267).
Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
Top quarterback prospect in the class of 2012, rated a five-star quarterback by Scout and a four-star quarterback by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.
No. 14 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 quarterback nationally, No. 5 player regionally and No. 1 player in Alabama.
Named to the 2012 USA Football National Team (U19) for the 2012 International Bowl.
USA Today 2011 All-USA first-team All-American, 2012 Parade All-American, SI.com second-team All-American, ESPNHS first-team All-American and Under Armour All-American.
Co-MVP of the Elite 11 national quarterback challenge in Malibu, California.
MVP in the Under Armour All-American Game.
2011 Gatorade Alabama Football Player of the Year and Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A Back of the Year as a senior.
A four-year starter at Hueytown High School (Hueytown, Alabama) who totaled 6,871 passing yards and 67 touchdowns, with 25 interceptions, while adding 2,912 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns.
As a senior, completed 69 percent of his passes for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,065 yards and 15 touchdowns, leading Hueytown to a 13-1 record and the Class 5A state semifinals.
Also played baseball in both high school and college and was selected in the 15th round with the 486th overall pick by the Texas Rangers in the 2012 MLB first-year player draft.
Born in Bessemer, Alabama, on January 6, 1994.
One of the team’s most active community members, regularly donating his offseason time to supporting causes in Tampa Bay, Tallahassee, and the Birmingham communities.
Serves as the spokesperson and “Quarterback” for the team’s Buccaneers Academy initiative, which impacts over 14,000 youth and 2,100 teachers at 24 public schools in Tampa Bay.
In June 2016 and 2017, hosted the Jameis Winston ProCamp in Tampa and the Dream Forever Football Camp in Fairfield, Alabama for hundreds of youth football participants. In June 2017, also hosted the Elite Championship Camp for youth in Tallahassee.
Makes annual visits to Birmingham-area libraries, summer programs, hospitals and schools to share positive messages and lift the spirits of children throughout his hometown community.
Leads the Buccaneers’ efforts in the annual “Special Olympics Day” at Training Camp, engaging with athletes through football drills and activities every year.
Hosted the “Dream Big Day” graduation celebration for fifth graders at Egypt Lake Elementary School, a Buccaneers Academy, in May 2017.
Has participated in the Buccaneers 2015, 2016 and 2017 Cut for a Cure, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to raise funds and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Along with Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, hosted the Buccaneers Academy Educational Huddle in downtown Tampa in December 2016.
In June 2016, visited victims of the Pulse night club shooting at Orlando Regional Medical Center
In June 2016, participated in a surprise visit to the West Tampa Boys & Girls Club with WWE star Titus O’Neill and teammate Donovan Smith to share positive messages with the members and surprise kids with tickets to WWE Monday Night RAW.
In April 2016 and 2017, served as the celebrity starter for the “One Walk to Cure Diabetes” in downtown Tampa to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2017, finished in First Place out of thousands of participants.
Every December, hosts the Famous Jameis Holiday Jamboree, surprising underprivileged children with gifts and engaging with fans during a community fun day and toy drive at One Buc Place.
In December 2015, visited patients battling injury and illness at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.
In November 2015, congratulated students at Pinellas Park Middle School for winning the Fuel Up To Play 60 “Defend Your Turf Challenge” through a special assembly and P.E. class.
In October 2015, participated in games, arts and crafts, and activities with children at Metropolitan Ministries annual Fall Festival.
In September 2015, served lunch to more than 250 hungry and homeless men and women at Trinity Café.
In September 2015 and 2016, participated in the Back to Football luncheon to speak to local business leaders about the excitement for the season.
In July 2015, went bowling with rookie or first-year firefighters and paramedics.
In June 2015, traveled to Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami, FL to visit Dwayne Mitchell, a high school student battling a rare heart disease, to spend time with Mitchell and show support for the Mitchell family.
In May 2015, served as a celebrity guest at the Dick Vitale Gala in Sarasota FL to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.
In May 2015, visited wounded warriors recovering from injury and illness at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.