It's the NFL, so patience immediately goes out the window. Rookies in general get little to no time to develop, and it feels as if rookie quarterbacks get even less time to prove their worth.
After the Bucs loss to the Titans, there were many fans and media members in the Tampa Bay area questioning whether the Bucs took the right quarterback with the 1st overall pick in April's draft. Marcus Mariota clearly outplayed Jameis Winston on that day. The key phrase there is "on that day."
“Well when somebody plays as great as he [Marcus Mariota] did, of course you are going to say that," Winston said after losing to the Titans and grumblings that the Bucs took the wrong quarterback. "But, it’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. That’s one thing we do here in Tampa Bay, is about how we finish. Obviously improving over the years, during the season it’s going to be a big thing for us. We’ve got our first divisional game next week so we’re definitely looking forward to that and that’s what really matters to get to the playoffs to give us an opportunity to get what we want.”
That next division game has now come and gone, and not only did the Bucs win, but Jameis Winston played very well.
Forget, for a second, Jameis winston's final stat line of 14-21 for 207 yard and a touchdown through the air and on the ground. Go back and watch his performance. The first 3rd down conversion was a laser to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Winston's mobility was on display again as well, but rather than just run every time, he does a nice job of keeping his eyes down the field, which allowed him to find Louis Murphy for a big play.
Jameis Winston made a big leap from week one to week two in how he managed the offense. If given time, and a little bit of patience, Winston will likely give Bucs fans what they've wanted for 30 years...a big time quarterback.