Winston was efficient for the Bucs vs. Jacksonville, and most importantly, he had no turnovers a week after having five. Mariota, meanwhile, had no touchdowns and threw an interception as the Titans started their final drive to try to overcome the Bills.
We're tallying up the statistics and evaluating the performances of the 2015 NFL draft's top two picks. Here are the results from Week 5:
Winston: 13-of-19 passing, 209 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions, in Tampa Bay's 38-31 win over Jacksonville.
From Andrew Astleford: [Doug Martin's] production bodes well for a Bucs offense still evolving with quarterback Jameis Winston. An effective running game allows Winston to play more controlled, as was the case Sunday. Read the rest of the story here.
Mariota: 21-of-32 passing, 187 yards, no touchdowns, one interception in Tennessee's 14-13 loss to Buffalo.
From Paul Kuharsky: The Titans haven't controlled a game for as long as they needed to since opening day in Tampa Bay. While they’ve taken over for stretches, they’ve not been able to maintain a grasp on the game, or to regain it when absolutely necessary. Read the rest of the story here.
Rex Ryan calls Marcus Mariota the future of the QB position in the NFL.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) October 11, 2015