Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Winston completed 13-of-19 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 122.5 in the team’s 38-31 win. His 11.0 yards per attempt rank as the second-best mark by any quarterback in Week 5, while his 122.5 passer rating was the fourth-highest in the NFL last week. Winston’s 122.5 passer rating also stands as the fourth-best mark by a rookie in Buccaneers history.
This is Winston’s second Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award (also Week 2 at New Orleans). He joins former Buccaneers running back Carnell Williams as the only players in franchise history to win the award more than once (Williams won Weeks 1-3, 2005). This is Tampa Bay’s third Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award this season (LB Kwon Alexander, Week 3 at Houston). The Buccaneers also won three in 2005 (Carnell Williams).
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