Jameis Winston is consistently inconsistent, that’s kind of his thing. He’s a guy that will look elite one drive, then looks like a guy that has forgotten what the game of football actually is the next. It makes for some entertaining football every time he’s out there, so you can’t knock him on that front.
During Tampa Bay’s matchup with the Texans on Saturday, Winston did Winston things and threw a pick-six with his first pass and threw another interception on the very next drive giving him two INT’s 1:41 into the game. That would be alarming for most quarterbacks around the NFL, but not for Mr. Winston.
Winston managed to throw another pair of interceptions later on in the game as the Texans clinched the AFC South with a 23-20 win. He finished the game with one touchdown, 335 yards through the air and the four interceptions.
It may sound like another typical game from the Buccaneers’ signal-caller and while you may not think those stats matter, especially in a loss, think again.
Thanks to those four interceptions, Winston got one step closer to creating an NFL record of his own.
The 25-year-old already has 30 touchdowns on the year and now has 28 interceptions to his name as well. Winston needs to throw just two interceptions in Tampa Bay’s season finale against the Falcons to become the first player ever to throw for 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season.
He’s thrown two or more picks in eight games this season, so the odds are pretty good for this to happen.
Green Bay quarterback Lynn Dickey nearly pulled off the accomplishment back in 1983 but finished the year with 32 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.
While creating the 30-30 club is a remarkable feat, Winston is just 92 passing yards shy of throwing for 5,000 yards on the year as well. It’s been one hell of a (weird) season for Winston.
Also, good – or maybe bad – news for Bucs fans broke prior to the game against Houston with Ian Rapoport reporting that Tampa Bay is set to bring Winston back for the 2020 season as his contract expires at the end of the year.