How much does Jameis’ back injury affect him on the field

The quarterback position relies on more than just arm strength to make throws. To make consistent throws you need good footwork, a strong shoulder, and a strong back. Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is currently dealing with a back injury. To be specific four fractured vertebrae in his back. To be even more specific, four fractured transverse process.

After taking constant hits in week one the quarterback was evaluated in the medical tent but would then go on to lead a 17 point comeback against the Falcons. In a post game interview when asked about the injury, Winston responded with “It was pain everywhere”. The quarterback wasn’t lying.

Week two was a different story for Jameis. With three interceptions and poor play from the quarterback it left some fans questioning how much did the back injury affect him?

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