James Winston had a historic touchdown pass in the first half of Sunday night’s playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The New Orleans Saints’ third-string quarterback came into the game and threw a touchdown pass on a trick play against the Tampa Bay defense.
Winston threw a perfect 56-yard touchdown pass to give his Saints the lead over his old team on Sunday evening.
🚨 JAMEIS WINSTON TD 🚨
— ESPN (@espn) January 18, 2021
Winston’s touchdown pass was a historic one.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback became the first former No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick to throw his first-ever postseason touchdown against the team that drafted him.
Fun fact: Jameis Winston is the 1st former #1 overall pick to throw his 1st career playoff TD against the team that drafted him
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 18, 2021
Winston also became the first player in NFL history to not throw a single touchdown pass during the regular season, only to throw a 50-plus yard touchdown pass on his first attempt in the playoffs.
“Jameis Winston of the Saints is the first QB in NFL history to throw no TD passes during the regular season and then throw a 50+ yard TD pass on his first pass attempt in the postseason that year,” Stats by STATS wrote.
Jameis Winston of the @Saints is the first QB in NFL history to throw no TD passes during the regular season and then throw a 50+ yard TD pass on his first pass attempt in the postseason that year.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) January 18, 2021
The Saints are currently leading the Buccaneers, 20-13, late in the third quarter. The game is airing on FOX.