Tampa Bay safety Antoine Winfield Jr. already garnering NFL accolades
Tampa Bay safety and former Minnesota star Antoine Winfied Jr. has received some serious accolades following the first three games of his NFL career.
The NFL has announced that Winfield has been named the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Month. Through the first three games of the season, Winfield has totaled 23 tackles, two sacks, three quarterback hits, one tackle for loss, two passes defensed and a forced fumble.
Just the beginning 👏
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Winfield carved out a starting role with the Buccaneers before the team’s season opener against New Orleans. Tampa is off to a 2-1 start this season, thanks in large part because of the rookie safety’s contributions on the field.
Winfield was a second-round selection for the Bucs during the 2020 NFL Draft, selected No. 45 overall. His draft stock seriously climbed after a magnificent season with Minnesota in 2019, totaling 88 tackles, seven interceptions, three sacks and two forced fumbles.
Tampa is back in action this Sunday when it takes on the Los Angeles Chargers.