Jameis Winston RUMORS & NEWS

Jameis Winston

Position Quarterback
Height 6'4"
Weight 227 lbs
Birthplace Hueytown, Alabama
Current Team Florida State
  • Bucs Smith 'disappointed' in Bowden for calling Winston an embarrassment

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs coach Lovie Smith is known for stopping high-powered attacks and he went on the defensive for rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. Saying he was 'disappointed,' in legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden for calling Winston 'an embarrassment,'' to Florida State fans and boosters, Smith..." May 13

  • Bucs WR Kenny Bell: Jameis Winston is obsessed with playbook

    CBSSports.com "Take it as a promising sign and a positive indicator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But also take it as what it really is -- offseason news that certainly doesn't guarantee success for Jameis Winston when success ultimately matters. Still, considering the controversy surrounding Winston -- the..." May 13

  • Winston attorneys file for civil suit to be moved from state to federal court

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Attorneys for Jameis Winston filed a request to have a civil lawsuit against Winston to be moved from a state court to federal court. Winston was accused of rape in December of 2012, but was not charged. He was also cleared of any wrongdoing following a Florida State hearing in December to see..." May 08

  • Bucs GM: Jameis Winston will have 'every opportunity' to be starter

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "With the Buccaneers taking quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, general manager Jason Licht said Winston will be given a chance to win the starting role in Week 1, reports NBCSports.com. "It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going..." May 05

  • Buccaneers never talked to Jameis Winston accuser because "they knew what she would say"

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to draft Jameis Winston after what they called a thorough investigation. One in which they interviewed over 75 people to try to get to the bottom of Winston's character: was he simply immature? And then there's that other incident: a rape accusation for which he..." May 04

  • Bucs clause prohibits Jameis Winston from playing pro baseball

    ESPN.com "At least for the foreseeable future, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't have to worry about Jameis Winston chasing his other dream of playing professional baseball. That's because the Bucs had a clause written into the first overall draft pick's rookie contract that states Winston is prohibited..." May 04

  • Winston tapped brakes on ESPN interview

    Pro Football Talk "With Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, it’s always something. For multiple reasons. At times, it’s always something because there’s always something he’s doing that attracts scrutiny. At other times, it’s always something because the media scrutinizes him more closely than other young..." May 04

  • Jameis Winston signs 4-year deal

    ESPN.com "In the moments after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made Jameis Winston the first pick in the draft Thursday night, the team agreed to terms on a contract with the quarterback. Then, on Friday, the team officially signed Winston. The four-year deal is worth $25.35 million, which includes a $16.69..." May 02

  • Jameis Winston is NFL draft No.1 overall pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    New York Daily News "Jameis Winston won't have to carry his baggage very far. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept the former Florida State quarterback instate when they selected Winston with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night. He was not in attendance at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, but his shadow..." May 01

  • Jameis Winston celebrates with crab legs after going No. 1

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston celebrated in style on draft night -- and poked some fun at his past. Hours after being selected by the Buccaneers with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, Winston posted an Instagram photo of himself posing in front of a serving of crab legs. The photo likely was a..." May 01

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Jameis Winston goes No.1 to Buccaneers, and draft is officially underway.

  • Risks aside, Bucs expected to take Winston with the top pick tonight

    Tampa Tribune "The Buccaneers are lost at sea, yet again. Since they fired coach Jon Gruden in 2008, the Bucs have been mired in the second-longest playoff drought in franchise history. Their seven straight seasons without a postseason appearance begs for yet another change of course. General manager Jason..." April 30

  • Sports book’s odds imply Winston has 93.8 percent chance of being top pick

    Pro Football Talk "In the lead-up to the 2015 NFL Draft, we’ve set a handful of for-entertainment-only proposition bets on a variety of things that could happen in Round One. However, one subject we’ve stayed away from is the No. 1 overall pick, what with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston a clear favorite..." April 29

  • Titans GM Webster: We like Winston and Mariota equally, Bucs' pick will have no impact

    The Score "Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't expect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' selection at the top of the draft to have an impact on what the Titans do at second overall. Webster went on to say the Titans like both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota,..." April 28

  • Tampa restaurant offers Jameis Winston free crab legs if he’s drafted by Bucs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Even though he has no choice in the matter nor any control regarding which team selects him in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston will be in crab legs heaven should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take him with the first overall pick. Skipper’s Smokehouse, a Tampa eatery, has said Winston will never..." April 28

  • Michael Irvin says Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are big-timing the NFL by not attending draft

    USA Today "Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin can’t wait for his chance to sit down and have a private, unfiltered talk on Wednesday with the 28 NFL prospects who accepted an invitation to attend the draft in Chicago. But even as Irvin and fellow Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter are talking to the..." April 28

  • Buccaneers vetted Winston, off the field

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht thinks he and coach Lovie Smith are on the brink of the most important decision in franchise history, one that could chart the team’s course for decades. It also could be its most controversial. The Bucs have the first pick in the 2015..." April 26

  • Mike Francesa says Eagles could land Marcus Mariota and Johnny Manziel

    Newark Star-Ledger "Imagine a quarterback room with Marcus Mariota as the starter and Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow as his backups. It would almost be like one of those old movie scenes where the guy has a devil over one shoulder and an angel over the other shoulder telling him what to do and what not to..." April 26

  • Jameis Winston seen as having same faults as '07 bust JaMarcus Russell

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The striking similarities between Jameis Winston and JaMarcus Russell must be frightening to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they weigh making the Florida State quarterback the first pick of the NFL draft. "With Jameis Winston I see JaMarcus Russell," a longtime executive in personnel said. "Isn't..." April 24

  • Store's investigation found no evidence employees gave Jameis Winston crab legs

    Fox Sports "An internal investigation conducted after Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was caught stealing crab legs from a Tallahassee grocery store a year ago found no evidence that Publix employees were in on a scheme to give free food to the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner. Winston – thought by many..." April 24

  • QB guru: Jameis Winston will play in Super Bowl within five years

    CBSSports.com "George Whitfield knows a legit NFL quarterback when he sees one. He's worked with Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton among others, and he's currently doing the same for Jameis Winston, the likely first-overall pick in next week's NFL Draft. CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd profiles the..." April 22

  • Jameis Winston admits to getting free crab legs in ESPN's 'Draft Academy'

    Tallahassee Democrat "Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston may have admitted to committing a minor NCAA violation during an appearance in an ESPN documentary, which aired on Tuesday night. Winston, one of six players being profiled before the 2015 NFL draft in "Draft Academy," told Michigan coach Jim..." April 22

  • Jameis Winston: Store employee 'hooked us up' with crab legs

    ESPN.com "Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who is projected to be the first overall selection in the NFL draft, said during an appearance on ESPN's Draft Academy that he never stole crab legs last year and that they instead were given to him by a grocery store employee. The former Heisman..." April 22

  • Jameis Winston 'in play' for Titans if available at No. 2

    ESPN.com "Should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass on Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, the Florida State quarterback will be "in play" for the Tennessee Titans at No. 2, a source tells ESPN.com. The Titans have done their homework on Winston, and the team feels he "checks out,"..." April 21

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    As I said on @NFL_AM, the Bucs have come to a comfort level with who they'll take 1st overall. Next 10 days = about making sure it's right.

  • Bucs may be willing to deal away the No. 1 pick

    Newsday "The overwhelming consensus around the NFL is clear and the expected announcement is almost a fait accompli. When commissioner Roger Goodell first steps to the podium on April 30, he is almost certain to say these words: "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select ...." April 19

  • Buccaneers spoke to district attorney as part of Winston research

    Pro Football Talk "During Friday’s Outside the Lines on ESPN, Bob Ley said that William Meggs, the local district attorney in Tallahassee, claimed that he has not been contacted by the NFL or any team. According to a Buccaneers source, however, that information isn’t accurate. Per the source, the Buccaneers have..." April 19

  • Nike reaches deals with Mariota, Winston, three other top prospects

    ESPN.com "Nike has likely assured itself of the top overall pick in the NFL draft. The world's largest shoe and apparel company confirmed to ESPN.com that it signed Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Sources say the company has also signed this year's Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Mariota, and the..." April 18

  • Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for baseball

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of reasons to potentially be concerned about quarterback Jameis Winston. But they continue not to be, in large part because they’ve done their homework on him. One potential area of concern comes from the possibility that, if discouraged by the difficulty..." April 18

  • Jameis Winston’s attorney on lawsuit: “This stunt was expected”

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said that yesterday’s civil suit filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would have no bearing on their decision at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft. So it stands to reason that Winston’s side has reason to be confident, if they weren’t already...." April 17

  • Erica Kinsman sues NFL prospect Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston has been sued over a December 2012 sexual assault allegation. Zephyrhills' Erica Kinsman filed a lawsuit Thursday in Orange County over claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and "intentional infliction of emotional..." April 17

  • “Draft Expert” Says Bucs Need to Be Convinced Jameis is Not Another Hernandez

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is filled with a lot of bad people, but let’s use some common sense here, the chances of any player being “another Hernandez” are very slim. Most people aren’t going around shooting people just because. Even less people are shooting people who have jobs that trigger a 6 or 7 figure income...." April 16

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    @gregcosell on @Midday180: I would pick Mettenberger over Winston for my team. Know I am in minority, doesn't mean I'm right. #Titans

  • Marcus Mariota reportedly scored 33 on Wonderlic; Jameis Winston had 27

    ESPN.com "The Wonderlic scores for Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston won't be among the knocks against them when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose what to do with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft -- if they haven't already. Mariota scored a 33 out of 50 on the test and Winston a 27, Yahoo! Sports has..." April 15

  • Leonard Williams isn't perfect, but he's close enough

    SB Nation "Bruuuuuuhhhhhhhh ... Listen, I've been wanting to do this Leonard Williams post for over a month now, so fuck all the normal pleasantries. I watched Williams play against Fresno State, Arizona State, Cal and Nebraska. Those represented the first, fifth, 10th and 13th games, respectively. All..." April 14

  • Decoding the Jameis Winston-Bears speculation

    CBSSports.com "Jameis Winston is scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter first reported the FSU quarterback would fly to Chicago for the meeting Wednesday, 15 days before he is expected to be the first player drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. Chicago..." April 14

  • Jameis Winston to make pre-draft visit to New York Jets, sources say

    New York Daily News "Jameis Winston isn't expected to be available when the Jets are on the clock with the No. 6 pick, but he will be making a pre-draft visit to Gang Green headquarters, according to sources. The Daily News has learned that the Jets cancelled a private workout with the former Florida State..." April 12

  • Rams will work out both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams aren’t expected to spend their first-round draft pick on a quarterback, but they’re going to take a look at the top two passers in the draft anyway. A contingent from St. Louis will travel to Florida State’s campus to work out Jameis Winston and then to Oregon’s campus to work out..." April 12

  • Jameis Winston's attorney says client isn't ready for NFL off the field

    The Score "Jameis Winston's attorney David Cornwell told an audience at Villanova Law School that his client isn't ready for the NFL. Cornwell spoke about the coverage of Winston's rape case, vehemently defending his client Friday. Winston is projected by many to be the first overall pick in the 2015..." April 11

  • Bucs owners may be wary of Winston

    Yahoo! Sports "A highly respected NFL personnel man was mentally thumbing through Marcus Mariota comparisons this week when he found what seemed to be an appropriate box for the Oregon star. Aaron Rodgers. It sounded like a glowing comparison. But in what may be the only negative Rodgers analogy that still..." April 10

  • Mayock moves Mariota ahead of Winston

    Pro Football Talk "Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is the top quarterback in the draft, ahead of Florida State’s Jameis Winston — according to NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. Mayock said that as he continues to study Winston, he continues to see flaws. “There are two issues for me with Winston,” Mayock said on NFL Network...." April 08

  • Report: Jameis Winston Could Face Second Rape Accusation in Civil Trial

    Sportsnaut "This is not good news for former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who many expect to be the top overall pick in the NFL draft later this month. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Winston may face a second assault accusation soon. From Cole: Jameis Winston is going to be..." April 04

  • Jared Lorenzen: Jameis Winston is 'not JaMarcus Russell, he's not fat'

    CBSSports.com "Jared Lorenzen, known as the Hefty Lefty and J. Load (among other ample-bodied-related nicknames) during his college and NFL playing days, has some advice for Jameis Winston, whose less-than-muscular physique has been called into question in the weeks and months leading up to the NFL Draft: Ignore..." April 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Like Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota does not plan to attend NFL Draft in Chicago, per league sources. Top 2 QBs, maybe top 2 picks, now out.

  • Jameis Winston, Buccaneers ready for pro day

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston will get a chance to show what he does best today The quarterback will be taking part in Florida State's pro day and the eyes of the NFL will be on him. That's especially true of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who hold the first overall pick in the draft. Winston is expected to do..." March 31

  • Jameis Winston looks flabby at Florida State Pro Day

    Pro Football Talk "Looking at a college quarterback’s physique isn’t a great way to determine whether he’ll be a good pro. Tom Brady didn’t look special at the Combine. Brady Quinn looked so good they put him on the cover of Muscle & Fitness. But the fact is NFL teams do weigh and measure draft prospects, and..." March 31

  • 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

2014 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Buccaneers Jameis Winston Florida State
2 Titans Marcus Mariota Oregon
3 Jaguars Dante Fowler, Jr. Florida
4 Raiders Amari Cooper Alabama
5 Redskins Brandon Scherff Iowa
6 Jets Leonard Williams Southern California
7 Bears Kevin White West Virginia
8 Falcons Vic Beasley Clemson
9 Giants Ereck Flowers Miami
10 Rams Todd Gurley Georgia
Full NFL Draft Results

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