Peer Referendum Coming For Jameis

May 1st, 2018

One year ago, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, received an impressive honor from fellow players across the NFL.

Soon we’ll know if those same players feel the same way.

Annually, for the NFL Network series Top 100 Players of [insert the year], several hundred active players across the NFL vote to establish who makes the list and where they rank. It’s a players-only vote and one that means something to guys in the league.

NFL Network builds programming through each spring and summer to slowly unveil the list.

In 2017, Jameis made his first career appearance with a ranking of No. 57. That was 13th best among quarterbacks. Three QBs made the list after Jameis: Kirk Cousins (70), Phillip Rivers (73) and Alex Smith (81).

Last night, the show kicked off for 2018, and Nos. 81 through 100 were revealed. Two quarterbacks were in that mix, Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo (90) and Cousins, who fell to No. 94.

Joe is very curious to see where Jameis ranks among his peers this season.

Jameis has long been beloved among players leaguewide for his fierce competitiveness and leadership, but Jameis certainly endured a lot of mocking for his eating Ws speech, and Joe knows it didn’t go over well when Jameis entered the field of play to poke Pro Bowl Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Losing nine starts in a row likely hurt Jameis, too.

Joe sure hopes Jameis doesn’t fall off the list.

If he does, perhaps it will serve as a wake-up call and a fresh shot of motivation.

42 Responses to “Peer Referendum Coming For Jameis”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Probably not on it. Was injured most the year and we had a bad season.

    Doesn’t matter if his YPA / Completion % / TD:INT ratio all improved as they did

  2. Robert Says:

    he should be no where near the list. the W/L record speaks for itself.

  3. passthebuc Says:

    What people say, what people write, is of no consequence.

    The proof is in the tape and to date, the tape is below average.

  4. Chris in WA Says:

    If Kirk Cousins fell that hard then Jamies won’t be on the list.

    Hopefully that is even more motivation for the 2018 season.

  5. AKick'nTheBucNuts Says:


  6. Licht’s Out Says:

    Jameis won’t make the Top 100 this time around…off year for the team and injured. I think his future is still bright…but his ascension won’t be a linear line straight up. Expect some turbulence….

  7. chipbuc Says:

    Jimmy Garoppolo at 90 kind of makes this list suspect. I know he has played well but he’s better than Cousins, after less than a full season starting under his belt?

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    A DB was a guest on NFL Network and was asked what he felt about his placement on the list. I think his literal response was, “I don’t care, I’m All-Pro!”
    Jameis just needs to do his thing and not pay attention. There’s work to be done.

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    McCoy might be the only Buc on the list. 5-11 teams don’t have to many players on it.

  10. Trench War Says:

    IDK …to go from 53 to off the list would be pretty dramatic. I think he’ll probably be somewhere around the 60’s

  11. Waterboy Says:

    Win/Loss ratio is not really a good measurement when you look at the fact that the defense loss several games where they had a lead in the final minutes of the game. Bucs averaged 21 points a game last season.

  12. Waterboy Says:

    Garapolo has 7 career starts.

  13. doolnutts Says:

    Lord Cornelius I agree.. I am a huge Winston supporter but he simply just didn’t look good at times. A lot is due to the injury. I have really high hopes for him this season as long as he is healthy.

  14. Lamarcus Says:

    Don’t see him on the top 100. But if does I would be shocked. He is perhaps, a top 10 QB in the league.

  15. Destinjohnny Says:

    If 3 can ever clean up his consistency..
    He could be a top 8 qb

  16. Horse Liver Says:

    Jameis doesn’t need any more motivation, Joes. He has plenty of that. Channeled motivation, focused improvement on decision making and ball security in the pocket — that’s it.

  17. zzbuc Says:

    who cares??? The only thing that really matters is if he is going to be suspended or not….the rest…100% irrlevant!!!

  18. Joe Says:

    who cares???

    You cared enough to take the time to read and comment. 🙂

  19. 813bucboi Says:


    I agree….


  20. Says:

    We have a top 10 QB on our roster.
    First Name: Ryan
    Last Name: Fitzpatrick

  21. AlteredEgo Says:

    No excuses going forward….fresh offensive weapons….defense ready to dominate…if Jameis can play like Brad Johnson …this team will go far in 2018

  22. idiaznet Says:

    Honestly it doesn’t really matter if he is or isn’t on the list. If that is important to him we have bigger problems. He just needs to not have to worry about scoring every play and make some better decisions.

    Just Win baby and all the other crap will work itself out.

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    It’s a long summer and so we have to do something I guess…ranking the players…meh…there is only ONE thing I’m focused on right now.

    I want to win the NFC South Division Championship. Once we win I’ll set the next set of goals.

  24. R.O. Says:

    Who cares if he falls off the list…

  25. Lamarcus Says:

    I don’t care if he is on the list.

    That list is for entertainment purposes only. That year JJ Watt made it in top 15 and he only played 3 games told me everything I needed to know about the top 100

  26. Drew aka q Says:

    The top 100 is irrelevant…. getting to the playoffs is what matters not a popularity contest

  27. Drew aka q Says:

    Besides thats based on last year

  28. Oneilbucs Says:

    99 you are stupid . Ray Fitzpatrick is sorry !!!!!!!

  29. Seattle Buc Says:

    He nor any other Buc really deserve to be on it. Stop getting nut stomped.

  30. Brandon Says:

    Well, Jimmy G. won more games in his five or six starts than Jameis did for the entire season. It’s safe to say that he’s not on the list this year nor does he deserve to be.

  31. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    He will not make the list esp after that eating W’s thing and then the bush league thing he did to the NO DB, everyone saw that on highlights, that is not how a franchise QB or top 100 player who should be a leader should act

  32. Steve From Oregon Says:

    I am all in on Jameis, I truly hope that this is the year where he comes close to meeting the potential he has. That being said, if he struggles again this year I wonder at what point do the Bucs consider drafting another QB, not a flyer but a quarterback to take over the franchise.

    If he has an average year….3000 yards…25 touchdowns…15-20 picks is that the QB that you sign to a long term deal…just dont know???

    I really hope its a mute point and Jameis comes out and lights it up…truly hoping!

  33. M0J0 Says:

    Famous Jameis turned a corner late last season. He started taking what the defense was giving him, displaying better accuracy and just playing better all around football. I think things are finally clicking for him and we will see a much more consistently good, even great, QB this season. I don’t think it matters whether he makes the list or not, only whether he puts it all together this season and starts to realize his immense potential.

  34. Walter Seidel Says:

    You KNOW he’s off the list!!!

  35. DB55 Says:

    Dusthty Rhothdes Says:
    May 1st, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    He will not make the list esp after that eating W’s thing and then the bush league thing he did to the NO DB, everyone saw that on highlights, that is not how a franchise QB or top 100 player who should be a leader should act
    Why is it that when lightning players get into a fight it’s celebrated but when football players fight its bushleague? When hockey players get into fights they’re put in timeout for 5 mins but in the nfl and nba is a multiple game suspension without pay.

    Why the double standard?

  36. Bucsfanman Says:

    DB55- It’s hard to punish someone for more than 5 minutes when they’re fighting in ice-skates!!!

  37. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Zero chance he’s on it after an injury plagued year.

    However – something the Jameis haters should realize – few QBs were better over the last 5 games of the season after Jameis was healthy.

    His yards, completion percentage, TDs were all at the tops in the league. Even with the turnovers, his QBR and QB rating were top 7.

    That should give hope for a big uptick this year with the line strengthened and a better playmaker in the backfield.

    Al that offense needs is one more swing tackle, RT depth. One more lineman to complete the mission…


  38. GhostofSchiano Says:

    But he didn’t make the list of top 100 uber customers.

  39. Tval Says:

    stop worrying about popularity contests and FOCUS on the task at hand. the less distractions the better for a young hungry group. build momentum and use it as motivation

  40. Tval Says:

    neither did 100+ uber DRIVERS, schiwado.. lol

  41. bucsfan1988 Says:

    Ok here’s the question then….If no one thinks Jameis is deserving of the top 100, then what about Marcus Mariota??? So help me, if Mariota makes it with his pure garbage overall play last year, and Jameis doesn’t, there will be a mutiny!! Jameis played MUCH better last year than Mariota, but the Titans had a better overall team. So, what’s everyone’s thoughts here on that?

  42. gilhealy Says:

    Of course he’ll be on it. If the players truly do the voting, he’s a shoe in. They know the deal. They live it. Day in and day out. Jameis is highly thought of by his brethren. The sheep, who cares. Jameis doesn’t.