Youngest To 3,000

December 17th, 2015
Sets NFL mark.

Sets NFL mark.

The first NFL season is not yet in the books for America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, and already the wunderkind has set an NFL record.

From the fingers of multimedia maven Scott Smith, who seems to enjoy dabbling with numbers, it appears Jameis is the youngest quarterback to break the 3,000-yard-passing plateau.

While he would need to average 314 passing yards per game to join Andrew Luck and Cam Newton as the only 4,000-yard passers in NFL history – and Winston’s single-game high this year is 297 – he is on pace to surpass everybody else on the list. Winston’s current pace of 235.2 passing yards per game, if maintained for three more weeks, would lead to just over 3,762 yards by season’s end. That would pass Peyton Manning for third best by a rookie in league history.

Winston won’t break the Buccaneers’ single-season record for passing yards if he doesn’t up his pace to the 4,000-yard level, but he needs just a slight uptick in his per-game average to get second best. Below are the top five passing-yardage seasons in franchise history.

Some pretty cool stuff there, folks.

Also, for those who believe in such things (Joe does not), leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman had a higher quarterback rating as a rookie than Jameis. Honestly, which guy would you trust to enter battle?

Jameis only needs 495 yards passing to surpass Steve DeBerg for the fifth-best season in Bucs history for passing yards thrown.

24 Responses to “Youngest To 3,000”

  1. Pawl Says:

    Man I remember Josh Freeman would throw more jump balls to Mike Williams than we do now. I want to see more jump balls!

  2. Couch Fan Says:

    Jameis will break the rookie record and then next year break the franchise record. Freewee will be an after thought. Just imagine what he could of had this year with all 3 targets for most of his games and without most of the drops. Future is bright with Jameis despite Imcompetent Lovie.

  3. jvato24 Says:

    Freeman as a rookie had like 10 tds and 18 pick offs, how is it humanly possible he had a higher rating??

  4. tdtb2015 Says:

    Glennon and Jameis had similar 40 yrd. dash speed in the combine.

    Which one would you trust to run on 3rd and 19, 3rd and 10 or 3rd and 1?

    Go Jameis!!!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jameis needs a big game tonight against the Rams and we need to shut down Gurley….that will go a long way toward helping Jameis to win Offensive ROY.

  6. Tnew Says:

    Freeman looked really good early. I remember how wrong i felt when we drafted him. Then kabooooom. Don’t see that happen with Winston. The other thing with freeman is that we had Winslow who was a stud. He saved him. Everything near Winslow was sucked in.

  7. ChessMaster Says:

    If not for the drops Winston would have had a 4000 yard season.

  8. Dreambig Says:

    Tnew – You realize we had Winslow Jr right? You know, the spoiled, less talented version of his HOF father. Pot smoking, playing with himself in target parking lot, twitter fighting Winslow Jr. Yeah, what a stud. Averaged 49.5 yds per game while here in Tampa, had bad knees and got ran out of town for being a duche bag.

  9. Tampa Tony Says:

    Would have even more if they had better receivers

  10. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Shoulda known one of the Lovie hater squad would put their garbage up here when this is all about Fameis. Lovie is the reason he hasn’t turned the ball over more than he has sofafan

  11. LargoSamIM Says:

    ChessMaster Says:
    December 17th, 2015 at 8:44 am

    If not for the drops Winston would have had a 4000 yard season.

    If not for his innaccuracy, Winston would have had a close to 5000 yard season ! Does he know what a back-shoulder throw is ? I think not…(unless by mistake)

  12. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Actually Largo he has thrown quite a few………tho a number of them were supposed to go to the inside shoulder and he throws them on slants and crossing routes from time to time. Sometimes even to the back shoulder of the defender. So please don’t say he doesn’t know how to make them ir about them! ;-o

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    No lie Jameis has made me forget about Freeman. I literally forgot he was even our QB up until Joe just mentioned his name in the article. I consider forgetting about Freeman a good thing. So there’s another bonus for Jameis in my book.

    Jameis is going to be………… freaking GOOD!

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    LargoSamIM…give up already. Be a Bucs fan and stop whining about OUR QB so much.

  15. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    You know what couchfan? You and a number of your klan who keep calling Lovie incompetent need to read the dictionary understand it again. It means being unable to or incapable of doing a job correctly lacking the mental abilities to complete a given task. If Lovie was so incompetent then how was he able to work his way up the college coaching ranks then the NFL coaching ranks to become a Defensive Coordinator then a head coach of not one but TWO NFL teams??? Can you answer that or are you going to say he was gifted those positions or received a hand out or a beneficiary of the NFLs quota system??? If he was so incompetent then how did he form a Chicago team that went 13-3 AND went to the SUPERBOWL??? For you to continuously call him incompetent means you are calling the owners of TWO NFL franchises who are BILLIONARES incompetent because they hired him! I might be wrong but you don’t get the accomplishments all these people have made by being incompetent! On the
    other hand you show your incompetence because of your continued misuse of this word no matter what proof proves you wrong. Go read a book!

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    David …I’m positive you’re going to get an answer. I could answer it for some of them using their own words, but I’ll refrain knowing that they’ll answer. Tmax and DallasBuc will certainly take a stab at it for you.

  17. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    You know 87 I understand the lack of in game adjustments or pressing receivers at the line or taking out our best rb for the lack of a good reason and last season was a sore spot but the things that these guys claim make Lovie incompetent just don’t add up. He has improved this team across the board from top to bottom just not there yet. An incompetent man could not do that. One credit I will give BucRealist is he doesn’t stoop to calling him names because I do believe he’s a pretty intelligent guy and knows Lovie is as well but just as he as stated doesn’t think he’s the right guy for the job.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    David…Realist is one of my favorite posters and he knows that too.

  19. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    He does have a little class to him unlike the others.

  20. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    You know back on subject of this thread Fameis is lucky Marioota sat 3 games or he would have set that record and probably get ROY. Accuracy has been one thing to hope for in the games this season. Like it was said if he was more accurate and receivers cayght more passes he would have a 5000 yard season

  21. Brandon Says:

    Joe is confusing Freeaman’s awesome 2nd season with Jameis’ rookie season. Free had a 25-6 TD-INT ratio that year. He was awesome. everybody thought he was going to be something special.

  22. Brandon Says:

    DavidbigBucsFan Says:
    December 17th, 2015 at 2:13 pm
    You know back on subject of this thread Fameis is lucky Marioota sat 3 games or he would have set that record and probably get ROY. Accuracy has been one thing to hope for in the games this season. Like it was said if he was more accurate and receivers cayght more passes he would have a 5000 yard season

    One problem with your theory, Winston is younger than Mariota.

  23. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Brandon, nice catch!

  24. Bill Terry Says:

    Josh Freeman was a rookie in 2009 when he posted a 59.8 passer rating. As was stated a few comments ago he had an exceptional second season but honestly there is no comparison between the two. The way that Joe goes on and on about Winston I am shocked that he doesn’t know that .