Winston, 27, entered Sunday’s outing against the Washington Football Team having thrown eight touchdowns against two interceptions. Winston opened the season with five touchdowns in a blowout win over the Green Bay Packers, only to throw two interceptions against zero touchdowns in a Week 2 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
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In the first quarter of Sunday’s road outing against Washington, we were all privy to the Jameis Winston experience. That’s not hyperbole.
In New Orleans’ first possession of the game, Winston threw an ugly interceptions into the hands of Washington linebacker Cole Holcomb.
What in the world was Winston doing there? He didn’t see two defenders undercut Taysom Hill? That’s just about as ugly as it gets. It also resulted in a Washington field goal and a 3-0 Saints deficit.
Attempting to atone for this mistake, Winston ultimately connected with wide receiver Deonte Harris on a 72-yard touchdown in New Orleans’ next possession.
How do you go from that one disastrous pass to one of the best deep balls we’ve seen around the NFL this season? Well, it’s the Jameis Winston experience.
Not to be outdone, the veteran quarterback then saw himself strip-sacked by fellow former No. 1 pick Chase Young on the Saints’ next possession. We’re not kidding.
Three plays that have pretty much defined what we’ve seen from Winston since he entered the league back in 2005. Others noticed this, too.