It is not too often that a quarterback is not the first player on this list. However no matter where he is placed on the list, quarterback Jameis Winston will always be somewhat of a threat due to his playmaking potential. The Carolina Panthers hope that they do not have to encounter that on Sunday. Nevertheless, they need to be ready for him.
Last week against to the San Francisco 49ers, he had a great game. He went 28-of-35, throwing for 312 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. A 42-yard strike was his longest on the afternoon. Looking more in-depth statistically, he also had one of his best days of the season in many other areas. He recorded an 81.3 offensive rating, a 77.5 passing rating, and a 72.3 running rating. He looked like the Winston of old. That is certainly an encouraging sign for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
When he is on his game, he can do it all. He possesses tremendous touch on his throws, and can make quick, accurate reads. His mobility also adds a layer to his game and when he is firing on all cylinders, he is truly a multi-tool quarterback. Then, there are other times when he does not look so good. Erratic throws, poor decision-making, and mistiming receivers I just some of the things that happen when he is not on his game. The Panthers have to make sure they bring pressure and keep him uncomfortable in the pocket. If they can do that, it could be a long day for Winston.