Jameis Winston has always been known as a gunslinger, but the former No. 1 pick is hoping to show that he can be a game manager if needed.
During a recent appearance on the ‘Huddle & Flow’ podcast, Winston discussed his future in the NFL. He recently signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints that’s filled with incentives.
When talking to NFL Network’s Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche, the Florida State product shared his new perspective on being a game manager.
“I never wanted to be deemed a game manager,” Winston said on the ‘Huddle & Flow’ podcast. “But really, that game manager is not a bad piece. That’s something that I think just comes with being a professional quarterback. Being able to not just only do the things that you can do, but being able to do the things that you should not do — like what not to do versus what can I do.”
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) March 30, 2021
Winston hinted at his new mindset during an interview with Michael Vick earlier this year.
“I’d tell myself one play is not going to win the game for you,” Winston told Vick. “You can’t win the game off one big play. Take the completions. Let the consistency outlast everything else.”
This is the right approach for Winston, who’s hoping to revitalize what was once a very promising career.
We all know that Winston has the arm talent to thrive in the NFL. While it’s easy to harp on the 30 interceptions he threw in 2019, there were plenty of highlights from that year since he threw for over 5,000 yards and 33 touchdowns.
Another year in Sean Payton’s system could do wonders for Winston. Let’s also not forget that he had the chance to watch one of the best in the business, Drew Brees, operate both on the field and in the film room.
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