Jameis Winston RUMORS & NEWS

Jameis Winston

Position Quarterback
Height 6'4"
Weight 227 lbs
Birthplace Hueytown, Alabama
Current Team Florida State
  • 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

  • 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

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# 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 Leonard Williams Southern California
6 Jets Todd Gurley Georgia
7 Bears Andrus Peat Stanford
8 Falcons Randy Gregory Nebraska
9 Giants Brandon Scherff Iowa
10 Rams Kevin White West Virginia


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