Jameis Winston will be heading to the Pro Bowl following an outstanding rookie year.
Jameis Winston was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and with that came a lot of huge expectations. Following one of the more successful college careers in recent memory, there was a lot on the shoulders of the former Florida State star. However, he proved to be more than worth the chance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and for his efforts, he will be heading to the first Pro Bowl of his career.
On Monday night the team announced that Winston will be added to the Pro Bowl roster, replacing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady who has elected not to take part in the annual all-star game.
The Buccaneers earned the No. 1 pick in the draft thanks to a two-win season in 2014, and with the addition of Winston into the offense, the team finished his rookie season with six wins and they were even flirting with a playoff berth at one point. When you draft a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick you expect immediate results and that’s what Winston gave the Buccaneers.
In his rookie season with the team, the Heisman Trophy winner threw for 4,042 yards with 22 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also showed off a little talent with the legs that we rarely got to see in Tallahassee, running in six scores of his own.