Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston made history on Sunday, when he tied the NFL record for passing touchdowns in a game by a rookie.
He threw for five TDs, helping the Bucs earn a 45-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The other rookie quarterbacks to hit the mark were the Lions’ Matthew Stafford (2009) and the Bears’ Ray Buivid (1937). He also tied Steve DeBerg, Brad Johnson and Josh Freeman for the Bucs’ record for touchdown passes in a game.
“Every day I step on the field, I think it’s going to be a special day,” Winston said after the game. “… We took control of the line of scrimmage. It’s hard to beat a team that controls the line of scrimmage.
“It’s just another day that I was blessed with,” Winston said. “I have a baseball mentality. Today, I went 5-for-5. You never know what the next day holds. You’ve got to get better every single day.”
Winston finished the game 19-of-29 for 246 yards.