9. Jameis Winston
Another first year player on a list that is not solely about last season may seem odd but a list of top-10 players in the division would not be complete without Winston. He has shown that he is going to be a top quarterback in the league for years to come. He quickly learned that he is a quarterback who can run, not a running quarterback.
Unless you are a freakish athlete like a Cam Newton that is the most important thing for a quarterback to learn, especially one who has Doug Martin in the backfield. As a rookie, Winston passed for 4,042 yards with a combined 28 touchdowns. The one knock on his game last season was that he threw 15 interceptions. For the most part they were simply the mistakes of a young quarterback who is still learning he is no longer going against a college level secondary.
Overall the good certainly outweighed the bad though as he didn’t look to have missed a beat moving from college to the NFL. He should continue to help transform the Bucs into contenders once again.
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