Winston serves as the organization's face and its voice. The Buccaneers entered Sunday ranked 19th overall in points per game (21.1) and third-down percentage (38 percent).
The league's second-best passing offense doesn't amount to much if it can't convert in crucial situations.
First, Winston's gunslinger attitude often leads to poor decisions and forced passes.
To date, he has thrown 60 touchdowns compared to 39 interceptions.
Overall, Winston's stats slightly improved this season, but he hasn't yet taken the quantum young signal-callers often do.The sky seemed to be the limit after last season's 9-7 finish along with the offseason additions of veteran wide receiver and elite vertical threat De Sean Jackson, stout defensive lineman Chris Baker and top tight end prospect O. Fitzpatrick entered Sunday's contest after Winston took a couple shots to his injured right shoulder.The third-year signal-caller played through a sprained AC joint during the previous two contests, but doctors pulled Winston from the Saints contest, according to Pewter Report's Trevor Sikkema.Winston became the second-youngest quarterback in NFL history to surpass 10,000 passing yards on Sunday, per Elias Sports (via ESPN Stats & Info), but he's injured, turnover-prone and still shows signs of immaturity.He also enters the first window to renegotiate his rookie contract this offseason.