If Tampa Bay’s defense was better, maybe his similar stats would be enough for another winning season. But regardless of the team’s performance in 2017, the bigger question is whether or not Winston will live up to the expectations that came with being the No. 1 overall selection in 2015.
So far in his NFL career, Winston’s been a middle-of-the-road quarterback. He was No. 21 in passer rating among starters a year ago and mostly tethered by turnovers.
That’s still an issue in 2017 and as long as Winston continues to be erratic, it will continue to be hard for the Buccaneers to be too confident in their future at the quarterback position.
“I think his foot was in the ground. He didn’t quite get out of the ground and get into the air before he got hit,” Petersen said.
The Huskies are likely to rely more on Will Dissly and Drew Sample as their tight ends with Bryant out.
Petersen also said that cornerback Byron Murphy is getting closer to returning following a foot injury that has kept him out since late September, but would not say when he expects Murphy to be back on the field.
Ingram insisted a couple times Sunday that, “I’m gonna bounce back. I’m a fighter.”
He credited his teammates for the way they responded to his mistakes to still seal the victory.
“It’s kind of been the story of our year,” Ingram said. “No matter what has Cheap Jerseys World been Cheap Jerseys Wholesale going on, nobody’s been panicking.”