Jameis Winston RUMORS & NEWS

Jameis Winston

Position Quarterback
Height 6'4"
Weight 227 lbs
Birthplace Hueytown, Alabama
Current Team Florida State
  • Lovie Smith makes it clear Bucs are good with Jameis Winston

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith isn’t ready to say who he’s using the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on. But the more he talks about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the more it sounds obvious they’ve found their guy. Winston was the bulk of the conversation around Smith Wednesday..." March 25

  • Bucs' Glazer: Winston, Mariota OK as No. 1

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer says he has approved the team's drafting of Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft. Glazer, speaking Tuesday to the Tampa Bay Times at the NFL's owners meetings in Phoenix, said he still has confidence despite..." March 25

  • Goodell says NFL will respect Winston's decision on draft invitation

    The Score "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston isn't planning to attend next month's NFL draft, likely opting to instead spend the time at home with his family. While not having this year's most noteworthy name in attendance will change the way the first round kicks off, league commissioner Roger..." March 23

  • Jimbo Fisher supports Jameis Winston's decision to skip NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "This will come as a shock to any of you that have followed Florida State in recent year, but it turns out that Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher is supporting a decision made by Jameis Winston. Crazy, right? This time it's Winston's decision to skip the NFL Draft next month. Instead of making the..." March 19

  • Jameis Winston reportedly pressured by NFL to not attend draft

    Sportress of Blogitude "A surprising development unfolded earlier in the week when Peter King reported in his “MMQB” column that Jameis Winston doesn’t plan on attending the 2015 NFL Draft. According to reports, the league may have pressured the possible No. 1 overall selection — to skip the event entirely. The..." March 18

  • Jameis Winston planning on skipping NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe one chance to shake Roger Goodell’s hand was enough. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston isn’t planning on attending the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, preferring to stay home with his family. It’s a bit unusual for a guy expected to go..." March 17

  • Report: Winston met with Goodell

    Covers.com "Potential No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston reportedly met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week. Peter King of TheMMQB.com reported that Winston requested to see Goodell, flying to New York for the meeting, which lasted five to six hours. According to the report, Winston also met..." March 11

  • Winston, Mariota to attend Gruden QB camp

    Tampa Tribune "Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota of Oregon will spend time on and off the field with former Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden later this month in Orlando as part of his annual Quarterback Camp. Baylor’s Bryce Petty, UCLA’s Brett Hundley and Garrett Grayson of Colorado State are also..." March 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Jameis Winston in Tampa today as part of a 3-day visit w/ Buccaneers, per sources. Visit centers around owners, said to be "Glazer-centric."

  • 'Famous Jameis' trademark filed

    ESPN.com "If Jameis Winston does become famous in the NFL, he is at least putting himself in position to capitalize on it. Winston, the potential No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, has filed to trademark "Famous Jameis," a nickname he was given during his impressive, two-year stint at Florida State, where he..." March 03

  • NFL Draft 2015: Most coaches and executives prefer Marcus Mariota

    Bucs Nation "Former NFL personnel executive and current NFL consultant Chris Landry has been going on Tampa radio to talk about Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston in recent weeks. And yesterday, he revealed a long, long list of names of personnel executives and coaches who prefer one or the other quarterback,..." March 01

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    NFL Network @nflnetwork

    From @Rapsheet: "I have not talked to one person who does not think the Bucs won't draft Jameis Winston." #PathToTheDraft

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    ESPN Draft guru Todd McShay said FSU's Jameis Winston will be his 2nd-highest rated QB prospect over last 10 years, behind only Andrew Luck.

  • Bucs GM: I'd be lying if I said I don't think about Winston's off-field issues

    CBSSports.com "Jameis Winston said and did all the right things at the combine last week. His interviews were reportedly off the charts, his football IQ was too, and his throwing session reaffirmed what scouts, coaches and personnel types saw during Winston's 2014 season at Florida State. Taken together,..." February 23

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Condition Winston has in his shoulder is common, shows up in baseball players who've pitched for more than a decade. Basic wear-and-tear.

  • Zach Mettenberger confident he could hold off Winston, Mariota

    ESPN.com "Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows the noise about a new teammate at his position is only starting. He’s not worried about it, and while he tries to ignore it he gets texts and questions from friends and family about it. The 2014 sixth-round pick is likely "the guy" for the 2015..." February 22

  • Jameis Winston's shoulder tested

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has undergone specific testing to determine why he is showing weakness in his throwing shoulder that was discovered during the NFL combine medical exams, according to team and league sources. Sources said Winston had electromyography to study a weakness..." February 20

  • Rape allegations won’t stop Bucs from drafting Jameis Winston

    New York Post "The Buccaneers sound unfazed by the issues surrounding Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston when it comes to taking him with the No. 1 overall pick. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told ESPN he would be comfortable making Winston the face of the franchise when the team selects first in the NFL..." February 19

  • Bucs' Smith comfortable with Jameis Winston being face of franchise

    CBSSports.com "With the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Buccaneers continue to weigh their options, despite heavy anticipation they will choose a quarterback. The two players atop the list appear to be former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Both are..." February 18

  • Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota to throw at NFL combine

    NFL.com "Don't count Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota among the first-round NFL draft prospects who take a pass on passing at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Both will throw, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. It's a refreshing move for two..." February 18

  • Marcus Mariota? Jameis Winston? Geno Smith? Mike Mayock says Jets' quarterback decision not so simple

    Newark Star-Ledger "Draft night. The Jets have the No. 6 pick. They need a quarterback. Jameis Winston of Florida State, the only surefire first-round prospect on the board besides Oregon's Marcus Mariota, likely goes No. 1 to the Bucs. But after the next four teams—Titans, Jaguars, Raiders, Washington—make their..." February 17

  • The Buccaneers cutting Josh McCown bodes well for Jameis Winston

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are either supremely confident in QB Mike Glennon or they will be drafting a quarterback with the the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Glennon lost his job to Josh McCown last November, so it’s safe to assume the latter after Tampa Bay released McCown on..." February 12

  • Bucs' Lovie Smith reportedly favors Jameis Winston for No. 1 pick

    Sporting News "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith favors Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston over Oregon's Marcus Mariota for the No. 1 overall draft pick, according to ESPN's Pat Yasinskas. The idea is Winston would be more familiar with Smith's system because the QB ran a pro-style offense in college, as..." February 11

  • Derrick Brooks endorses Winston for the Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has convinced the best player in Bucs history he should be Tampa Bay's No. 1 overall draft pick. The endorsement by Bucs Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks should carry some weight with the organization, even if he admittedly is biased as a former..." February 02

  • Jameis Winston accuser goes public

    ESPN.com "The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in December 2012 has spoken publicly for the first time about the case. In a new documentary film, Erica Kinsman came forward publicly with her specifics about the alleged sexual attack by Winston and..." January 26

  • Buccaneers reportedly prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota

    Bucs Nation "According to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota. Sources say it is early in the process, and things could change in the months to come. Coaches getting involved in draft evaluations can make a big difference in a..." January 17

  • Jaguars may see big benefit from Jameis Winston's decision to enter NFL Draft

    Jacksonville Times-Union "The Jaguars' draft position was strengthened Wednesday when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declared for April's NFL Draft. The Jaguars have the third-overall pick and shouldn't spend more than two minutes studying Winston. Anything more is a waste of time. Quarterback is the last..." January 09

  • ESPN's Todd McShay favors Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota

    Tennessean "ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said Tuesday he thinks Florida State's Jameis Winston is a better pro quarterback prospect than Oregon's Marcus Mariota. But he acknowledged that off-field concerns could scare teams away from taking Winston as well. The Titans hold the second overall pick in..." January 07

  • FSU's Jameis Winston Going Pro

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston won't be back in a Florida State uniform next season, his father said Wednesday, opting instead to enter the NFL draft. Initially, Antonor Winston said his son planned to wait until after the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T to announce a decision,..." January 07

  • Winston may not be an option for the Bucs

    Scout.com "As the debate rages on about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting either Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, the most important thing about it all is that neither has officially declared for the draft. However, reality may be that the Bucs could have one..." January 05

  • Will Jameis Winston's Rose Bowl spat with Jimbo Fisher hurt draft stock?

    USA Today "Jameis Winston raised one more red flag Thursday for NFL personnel executives to consider after his third-quarter meltdown and heated sideline exchange with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher while the Seminoles were being routed 59-20 by Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Might Winston be the 2015 NFL..." January 02

  • Mariota-Winston Rose Bowl matchup an audition for Bucs'

    Tampa Tribune "Who’s your granddaddy? There will be more than 90,000 people at the Rose Bowl today, two in particular. Stiff Arm Alert. It’s time for Jameis and Marcus. Settle in and enjoy, Bucs fans. There has never been a showcase exactly like this: two Heisman winners on one football field, the..." January 01

  • Vick: Florida St.'s Winston 'future of the NFL'

    ESPN New York "Once considered one of the NFL's biggest stars, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he thinks Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said of the Seminoles' Heisman Trophy winner, according to..." December 20

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. just said on ESPN conference call he doesn't think there's a franchise QB in the 2015 NFL Draft

  • Buccaneers fans pick Marcus Mariota over Jameis Winston

    Bucs Nation "If it were up to Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, Marcus Mariota would be the Bucs' starting quarterback next season. In yesterday's poll on Mariota and Jameis Winston, the Oregon quarterback came out ahead 78% vs. 22%. With nearly 2,750 votes, that's not a small sample of fans either. That outcome..." December 09

  • Jameis Winston -- Scaring Off NFL Agents

    TMZ.com "Jameis Winston is rubbing top NFL agents the wrong way -- with several top flight dealmakers telling TMZ Sports there's no way in hell they would ever consider signing the Heisman winner. Winston has been involved in all sorts of off-the-field drama during his short career at Florida State ......" November 16

  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU

    CBSSports.com "Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs,..." October 19

  • Scouts say Winston needs another year

    SI.com "When the news broke last week that Jameis Winston had been caught standing on a table and yelling a lewd obscene phrase in the Florida State student union, former Seminoles star Myron Rolle got a text message from Samari Rolle, his cousin and another former Florida State standout. “He needs to..." September 23

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston projected as No. 1 overall pick

    CBSSports.com "Like the swallows of Capistrano or spawning salmon returning to the rivers of their birth, hardcore football fans are instinctively drawn to mock drafts - even ones written before the season has even begun. Obviously there are going to be changes over the next nine months but after a few..." August 18

  • Jameis Winston expected as witness

    ESPN.com "Florida State star Jameis Winston, football teammates Chris Casher and Ronald Darby, and the woman who accused Winston of rape are expected to attend a disciplinary hearing for Casher and Darby on Tuesday, an attorney for the accuser confirmed to ESPN.com. "My client will be present," Baine P...." May 20

  • FSU Investigates Jameis Winston, Charges 2 Teammates In Rape Case

    Deadspin.com "Weeks after leading the Florida State Seminoles to a national championship, quarterback Jameis Winston was quietly interrogated by university administrators, and two of his teammates were brought up on school conduct charges related to allegations that Winston raped a fellow student, according to..." April 03

  • Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston involved in benches-clearing brawl

    Hardball Talk "Jameis Winston, Florida’s State’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and reliever on the baseball team, was involved in a benches-clearing brawl in Tuesday night’s game against Florida. The fight started after Florida’s State’s D.J. Stewart tried to barrel over Florida pitcher Danny Young while..." March 26

  • Jameis Winston: I can be star in football and baseball

    New York Post "To a college freshman quarterback with both a Heisman Trophy and national title on his résumé, an exhibition baseball game would rank as cool but not spectacular, you might think. Yet to watch and listen to Jameis Winston Tuesday at Steinbrenner Field, you could feel just how much this meant to..." February 26

  • Jameis Winston named preseason All-American by Baseball America

    Sporting News "Jameis Winston's prowess on the football field is well documented, what with the Heisman Trophy and national championship and all. But he's a pretty good baseball player, too. How good? Well, Baseball America, perhaps the most respected national voice on college baseball, ranks the Florida..." February 04

  • Heisman winner's option of MLB vs. NFL ... or maybe both

    Fox Sports "The trickiest part of the conversation when trying to decide Jameis Winston’s best path between baseball and football is projection. This element is what makes scouting so difficult and, frankly, so inexact. In football, is he JaMarcus Russell, Vince Young, Tim Couch or Andrew Luck? In..." January 15

  • Jameis Winston's accuser to file civil suit against him, possibly FSU

    CBSSports.com "The woman who accused Florida State's Jameis Winston of raping her plans to file civil suits against Winston, the Tallahassee Police Department and possibly Florida State. "I want heads to roll," the woman's attorney, Pat Carroll, told ABC News. "Absolutely you're going to see a civil suit. You..." January 08

  • Jameis Winston jokes that he’d follow Jimbo Fisher to Texas

    SI.com "Candidates for the Texas job are dropping like flies, with Art Briles staying at Baylor and Jim Mora signing an extension with UCLA. But if Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher takes the Longhorns job after Monday’s BCS championship game, he could have a prized transfer coming with him — Heisman..." January 03

  • Florida State QB Jameis Winston named AP Player of the Year

    CBSSports.com "Jameis Winston has added yet another award to his growing collection. On Tuesday, the Associated Press named the Florida State quarterback as the college football player of the year. Winston already won the Heisman Trophy and was named the Walter Camp national player of the year, the Davey..." December 24

  • Jameis Winston wants to play in NFL and MLB

    USA Today "Long before Jameis Winston enrolled at Florida State, his dream was to play baseball and football at the college and professional levels. Winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy hasn't done anything to change those goals. Speaking to reporters late Saturday night after he won the Heisman in a..." December 16

  • Jameis Winston wins Heisman

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is close to a month away from playing for the national title, but he already has a prestigious trophy. At 19 years and 342 days old, Winston became the youngest Heisman Trophy winner when he was named college football's most outstanding player Saturday..." December 15

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Buccaneers Jameis Winston Florida State
2 Titans Leonard Williams Southern California
3 Jaguars Randy Gregory Nebraska
4 Raiders Amari Cooper Alabama
5 Redskins Brandon Scherff Iowa
6 Jets Landon Collins Alabama
7 Bears Marcus Mariota Oregon
8 Falcons Andrus Peat Stanford
9 Giants Dante Fowler, Jr. Florida
10 Rams Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon


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