Jameis Winston's first NFL preseason outing started slow, like so many of his college outings. Unlike in college, he won't get the opportunity to make a comeback.
One night after Marcus Mariota's uneven debut, Winston had his struggles. Playing the entire first half, Winston completed 9 of 19 passes for 131 yards with an interception and a fumble. Like Mariota, he finished strong with a touchdown drive against backups. Winston's 8-yard touchdown run gave him something to build off for next week.
The No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft came as advertised by continually being aggressive and testing the Vikings' defense. But there were two mistakes on the center-quarterback exchange, including a botched shotgun snap.
This first outing gives Winston plenty to work on. That's also true for a shaky Bucs offensive line.