In an interview with Bleacher Report, Jameis Winston proclaimed he was “one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game.” It is a great thing that the haters as well as the move hasn’t killed Jameis Winston’s confidence. Jameis proceeded to explain how his youth and determination will propel him past what the public thinks is his slump. People have scoffed at the former National Champion’s proclamation, but is he really wrong?
“My entire life, I’ve been a winner. Little League football. Middle school. High school. College. Obviously, the NFL is a little more difficult. But I’ve been a winner. I don’t want to be viewed as a loser. It’s going to come.” — Jameis Winston
I get it guys, I have heard the interception argument and how he is tied for 7th overall in a single season (as stated in my previous article) but have you done your homework? If you had, you would know that legends such as Brett Favre and Peyton Manning are also on that list. Jameis had 30 interceptions last season right? Well what if I told you the cheesehead himself had 29 in a season and then right behind him is Mr. Peyton Manning with 28. Legally blind, Jameis is still neck and neck with two of the best quarterbacks to ever hold a pigskin.
Then Let’s go even further back for our more mature followers. Joe Namath had two seasons with 28 interceptions and then leading the bunch is none other than George Blanda with 42! This didn’t stop either of these gentlemen from winning championships or from making it to Canton.
Let’s cut the newly signed Saint some slack. To add some water to his argument, the man is number 8 in passing yards in a single season with 5,109 yards. One less dropped pass and the man would have passed up Farve who is sitting at 7. Who else is in the top 10? We have Tom Brady, Drew Brees (4x), Patty Mahomes at 9, and then Dan Marino at 10.
Could Jameis become one of the best?
Y’all, can you imagine having an already top 10 passer sit behind Drew Brees for a year? Drew Brees, the man who holds 4 of the top 10 spots and then if you go back further, 6 of the top 20! If Jameis didn’t have those damn interceptions, we wouldn’t be laughing at his statement so damn much. This man busts his ass day in and day out. I love that he has the confidence that he does and yet he is still willing to sit and learn. He knows he isn’t there yet and that is powerful because to have that level of understanding and maintaining that edge, Jameis can become one of the best quarterbacks one day. I am so excited to see what being an understudy to the G.O.A.T, Drew Brees, can do for his career.