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From 30/30 to 20/20: Bucs' Winston has eye surgery

Field Level Media
13 Feb 2020, 10:55 GMT+10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston recently underwent LASIK eye surgery, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

In 2019, Winston became the first player in NFL history to throw at least 30 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions in a season.

"He didn't want to count out any options that he had that could possibly help him with the game he loves so much. He doesn't want to miss out on an opportunity that presents itself," his publicist, Denise White, told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "This is the game he loves and he wants to be the best at it and if there are any options that can improve his game he is willing to do it."

Winston led the NFL in passing yards (5,109), attempts (626) and interceptions (30) and set a career high with 33 touchdown passes in 16 games in 2019.

He was intercepted at least once in 12 games for the 7-9 Buccaneers, including five times by the Carolina Panthers in Week 6 and four times by the New Orleans Saints in Week 11 and Houston Texans in Week 16.

Since Winston entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, his 88 interceptions are by far the most in the NFL. Philip Rivers ranked second during that span with 76, followed by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ben Roethlisberger with 60 each.

--Field Level Media

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