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Winston doing things Brady needed years to accomplish

Jameis Winston is the next Tom Brady.

The 21-year-old rookie threw five touchdown passes in Tampa Bay's 45-17 victory over Philadelphia. Brady didn't have a performance like that until his eighth season in the NFL.

Winston had four TDs in the first half and connected with five different receivers in the end zone. He made all the right reads and threw precise passes.

He also did it against a team that's reeling and a secondary that's been picked apart quite often in three seasons under defensive coordinator Bill Davis.

So before you compare Winston to Tommy Terrific, consider the opponent. Winston certainly looks like a franchise quarterback, but he has a long...