The National Football League has announced late Monday evening that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been added to the 2016 Pro Bowl roster. Winston will replace New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He is the first Buccaneers rookie to earn a selection since Doug Martin in 2012.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston had his best day in the NFL with 2 TDs and 0 INTs – Photo by: Getty ImagesWinston started all 16 games for Tampa Bay, throwing for 4,042 yards and 22 touchdown passes, with six rushing touchdowns. His 4,042 passing yards are the third-most by a rookie in NFL history and tied for the fourth-most in a single season by a Buccaneers quarterback. His combined 28 touchdowns (22 passing, six rushing) are the most by a quarterback in Buccaneers history and tie for the third-most by a rookie in NFL history.

Winston joins linebacker Lavonte David, guard Logan Mankins, running back Doug Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on the 2016 Pro Bowl roster. Tampa Bay’s five selections this season are the most for the team since 2002, when they had seven players selected. Winston is the first Buccaneers quarterback to earn a spot on the roster since 2007 (Jeff Garcia) and he is the first rookie quarterback to do so in team history, while becoming the first rookie quarterback named to the contest since 2012 (Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck & Russell Wilson).

– Report courtesy of Bucs’ Communications Department

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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cgmaster27
cgmaster27
5 years ago

Good for Jameis! I know the pro-bowl isn’t what it used to be with players not going and such, but this is one of many pro-bowls he will go to.
Now if only he had that electric foot speed that Mariota has.

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

He scored more touchdowns running then Mariota so he doesn’t need the electric foot speed. All speed does for a QB is shorten their career.

jshumaker
jshumaker
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

Great way to phrase that. I agree completely

chefboho
chefboho
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

Cgmaster was just calling out a certain poster on here who thinks mariota is better because he has quicker feet. It’s a well earned award for Jameis. Plus his case got settled out of court. Now our franchise quarterback can focus strictly on football. We almost had more pro bowlers than wins. Good riddance lovie

gatrbuc17
gatrbuc17
Reply to  chefboho
5 years ago

Here here, chef

Bucco63
Bucco63
Reply to  chefboho
5 years ago

His case didn’t settle, the case against FSU settled. His is still pending including his counter-suit. I hope he doesn’t settle and wins his counter to shut up a lot of uninformed people out there.

Bucco63
Bucco63
Reply to  Bucco63
5 years ago

oops, just noticed others already clarified. Sorry.

chefboho
chefboho
Reply to  Bucco63
5 years ago

Thank you for the clarification. I misread.

chefboho
chefboho
Reply to  Bucco63
5 years ago

Thank you for the clarification. I misread.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

I’m just kidding there fella. I was merely poking fun at another poster on here.

e
e
5 years ago

Wahoooo!! That must have been a deflating loss for Brady. Now, if Jameis can only get ROY…

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  e
5 years ago

After that beating he took, he is probably still sitting in the tub right now. Although having Giselle there to ease the “pain” would probably make him feel a little better.

e
e
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

I’ve gotta give him that… Back to Jameis; I’m not sure why there is so much talk about Gurley being the front runner for the ROY? Jameis had a rookie season for the ages at the hardest position in sports, and a running back is in the lead?

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

Let’s see……6 wins and 5 Pro Bowl players. The 1997 roster had 9 wins and 8 Pro Bowl players. What does that mean stat geeks?

surferdudes
surferdudes
5 years ago

Chef, FSU settled out of court, Winstons case is still pending.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  surferdudes
5 years ago

Yeah I thought it was hysterical that she only got 250,000 out of the 900,000.

pinkstob
pinkstob
5 years ago

I’m always happy to see a Buc go to the Pro Bowl so congrats to Winston. The only time I watch the Pro Bowl is when there’s a Buc in it. I don’t post as much about Mariota vs. Winston because I already know how this will end up. So far, both of their first years have gone the way I expected (except Mariota getting injured) so I expect their careers to continue the way I expected. Most on both sides of the debate have quit listening to reason (e.g. there’s a debate going now about foot speed) so I’ve… Read more »

stlbucsfan
stlbucsfan
Reply to  pinkstob
5 years ago

I must admit that Mariota is better than I originally thought. His durability was a big concern for me and he’s done nothing to silence that piece of criticism. I think he has a bright future as long they protect him a lot better and give him a few options. Still happy with the choice we made but definitely man enough to say overall you were right on his readiness to play.

jme0151
jme0151
Reply to  pinkstob
5 years ago

Very well thought out Pink. I hope both players have excellent careers. Can’t go wrong with either one on your team.

stlbucsfan
stlbucsfan
5 years ago

weapons not options

georgehicks
georgehicks
5 years ago

Fans what does this tell about the bucs NOW.Espically James Winston are joining 4 other Bucs.Maybe Just Maybe next year Tampa will Explod on the scene. and kill some of the bigger teams. I really like 29 players that played in the game on sat in St Pete/Tampa area. GO BUCS and the NEW Staff.

drdneast
drdneast
5 years ago

I believe by law attorney’s can’t take more than 40 percent of the settlement. That $250K figure was pure speculation.
I to hope Winston doesn’t settle but I am sure he will if given a chance just to see it all go away.
Five pro bowl players ought to amount to more than six wins. Something just wasn’t right on this team and further proof a change had to be made.

Dbuc63
Dbuc63
Reply to  drdneast
5 years ago

drdneast, the salesman who knows it all. You’re consistent narrow narratives are laughable. You have surpassed Johnny G as the most comedic poster…thanks!!

ColoradoBuc
ColoradoBuc
5 years ago

Apparently the 40% figure is just speculation, too.

WiltheBrewer
WiltheBrewer
5 years ago

What is McCoy’s status, BTW? Did he need surgery, or does he just need time for that shoulder to heal?

drdneast
drdneast
5 years ago

Good question WilltheBrewer. What do you hear PR.

arizonajoe
arizonajoe
5 years ago

I hope Jameis doesn’t take this as validation that he is an elite QB. I want him to be pissed off and motivated to improve.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  arizonajoe
5 years ago

Can’t speak for him as I don’t know him personally, but after watching him for the last 4 years , I guarantee you he wants nothing more than to win and get better. This is nice for him but he’d rather be playing meaningful games right now. To be the best you have to win it all.