For all of the odd sights of the Pro Bowl, this one might be seen again.
Jameis Winston in the pocket.
Winston, the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucs, threw for two touchdowns to help pad a big lead by Team Irvin in a 49-27 victory. Winston hit six of 12 passes for 133 yards. It was a nice first-ever game, hitting Tennessee’s Delanie Walker for 53 yards and a seven-yarder to Texas’ DeAndre Hopkins.
As Winston played, however, the game devolved around him to Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett playing offense and Hopkins and Devonta Freeman playing defense.
For Winston, it was a learning experience. He spent much of the week tagging after quarterback Eli Manning, the most experienced quarterback here, and trying to pick up tips.
Other Bucs who participated included:
Running back Doug Martin led Team Rice with 20 yards rushing. He also had 20 yards receiving.
Linebacker Lavonte David was the second-leading tackler for Team Irvin with five.
Guard Logan Mankins started.
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had two tackles.