The Atlanta Falcons season ended with a walk off win over the Tampa Bay Bucs. The win was facilitated by a Jameis Winston interception that Deion Jones took into the end zone to end the game.
Jameis Winston’s days taking on the Atlanta Falcons twice a season might be coming to an end after Atlanta ended his season with an interception. To put it into perspective Winston finished the season with over 5,000-yards and 33-touchdowns.
The problem for Winston, however, is along with those 33 touchdown tosses he threw 30-interceptions the last of which ended his season. You didn’t read that incorrectly Winston finished this season throwing 30-interceptions.
He is a walking statistic both positively and negatively. It seems likely Tampa may decide move on from Winston rather than commit the type of money Winston would demand. That would be both bad and good news for the Falcons. Bad because they won’t be facing Winston twice a year, and good because it likely means Tampa would be in for a rebuild.
Winston is the second quarterback in the division to begin facing questions with Cam Newton’s future in Carolina becoming increasingly murky. The questions facing both of these teams are advantages to Atlanta next season though they will still have to find a way to go through the New Orleans Saints.
Something they are capable of doing if they play to the level they have the second half of the season. Atlanta ended the season at 7-9 ending the year in fitting fashion, on a confusing win streak that will grant the coaching staff another shot to recapture the magic they had in 2016.
Jameis meanwhile, will likely be looking for work elsewhere, after his season ending interception. Hardly the way you want to fans to remember you as a player for the next 8-months. More to come as the Falcon’s off-season starts to get underway.