Jameis: Not Elite (Yet)February 16th, 2017
America’s Quarterback has invaded America’s minor league town.
(Honestly, has there ever been a minor league that hasn’t had a franchise in Orlando? XFL, CFL, USFL, arena league, baseball, basketball and hockey leagues of all types?)
This offseason, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston is working out with a guy by the name of Tom Shaw who runs a camp for NFL prospects. Jameis even speaks to the future NFLers in the camp.
Shaw, per Stephen Ruiz of the Orlando Sentinel, didn’t care much for Jameis when he was coming out of Florida State but has warmed.
Shaw has been so won over by Jameis, at one workout session, Ruiz asked Jameis if he is an elite NFL quarterback.
No way, said Jameis. Or at least, not yet.
Winston realizes what separates him from being an elite QB.
“Well, I have to get Super Bowls,’’ he said. “I have to consistently win football games. I have to consistently prepare and execute on and off the field like those men. This is just my third year, so I know I have a long time to get there, but I like things to happen sooner than later.
“I’m just trying to be the best I can be.’’
Notice Jameis said “Super Bowls,” as in plural? He didn’t mention anything about stats, but the implication was clear. When he leads his team to the Super Bowl. More than one. Team, not individual stats.
That’s pretty cool.
Joe will write this up for next week but Joe talked to Terry Bradshaw in Houston about Jameis. You’ll love Bradshaw’s response.