Will Jameis Winston Require Surgery?

January 5th, 2018

The recent words of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, make it easy to wonder whether he will go under the knife to repair his shoulder soon.

In fact, as the Buccaneers cleaned out their lockers Monday, Jameis was asked point blank whether he’ll need surgery to get his throwing shoulder right.

Jameis served up a fancy version of maybe.

“I’m going to have to evaluate it and I’m going to have to rehab, man,” Jameis replied to the surgery question. “And I’m going to have to really focus on my body, more than I’m really focusing on developing my craft. Because I think I had a good offseason workout plan last year. I think I got better in a lot of ways this year. So, right now I’m just trying to be 100 percent healthy. And when it gets to April 16, come back on a mission and get everybody back on board.”

So what actually happened to Jameis’ shoulder and when? Lots of rumors and chatter, not a lot of details.

We know Jameis got a third medical opinion and renowned sports surgeon James Andrews was in the mix. We know Jameis sprained his AC joint and bruised a deltoid muscle. But maybe it is something more, as former Chargers team doctor David Chao detailed?

40 Responses to “Will Jameis Winston Require Surgery?”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Fubar Joe!


  2. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d hope the Bucs didn’t bring him back to play a bunch of meaningless games if he wasn’t healthy – but he looked good to me down the stretch.

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    Brain ?

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    If it does require surgery do it no rather than the first week of training camp like all of these other are holes do throughout the league please

  5. AlteredEgo Says:

    What did he know and when did he know it….Gruden 😉

  6. Dom is gone Says:

    If he requires surgery someone should be fired! Light and Dirk put that kid again to save their asses …. someone needs to be held accountable management or the medical staff !

  7. JL47 Says:

    So what you’re telling me is that Jameis Winston played the saints game injured, threw a couple of picks, threw a touchdown and people praised how he’s a god tier QB, a second coming of Brady. But when he played games when he was also injured and people blame his performance on that?!

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    It doesn’t matter. #blamejameis

  9. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Wow..2018 season hasn’t even started yet and we’re already tanking..lol..

  10. Buc believer Says:

    It’s going to require surgery to repair the damage that this season has brought upon most fans!

  11. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Same coaches, probably nothing exciting coming up in FA, probably no changes to the play-calling and Jameis ( who still has a few corrections to work on) might need surgery..

    Woohoo!! I smell a Super Bowl coming!

    Exciting time to be a Bucs fan, climb aboard all!!!

  12. mark2001 Says:

    So did Gruden know this? And will it make him unable to play into next season?

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Massage, Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Cold Lazer treatment, Cryogenic therapy, REST!

    These are the things that are most likely needed for Winston’s wounded wing which is obviously not completely healed with these comments from Jameis. (that certainly sound a bit ‘different’ than what the coaches were saying not long ago).

    If there is any question as to whether surgery is needed or not – especially after already getting 3 highly qualified opinions – then the answer is NO – it is NOT.

    Unless all 3 doctors are telling you that surgery is necessary for this to heal correctly – then DON’T DO IT JAMEIS!

  14. mark2001 Says:

    Pickgrin… one problem with that…. if he finds out in July or August that he needs surgery, you can kiss 2018 goodbye. Better yet, he should still keep seeing more doctors.

  15. AlteredEgo Says:

    Jamesi should start throwing with his left arm…..stats probably would not be much different and his shoulder wouldn’t be a story…..

  16. SB Says:

    I agree with Pick………..as usual.

  17. Ndog Says:

    Altered you are such a tool!

  18. SB Says:

    I agree with Ndog as well!

  19. Bobby M. Says:

    The irony of Mariota in the playoffs and Winston being the injured one.

  20. R.O. Says:

    It’s friday… C’mon!!

  21. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Altered Ego..LOL!!!!!! It’s a toolish statement, but it’s funny..

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Actually may have injured in March of 2016 reaching across his body to grope the Uber driver….

    (Sorry, but I simply couldn’t help it)

  23. 813bucboi Says:


    I agree…GO BUCS!!!!

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    This might explain the massive contract for gruden… He was signed sealed delivered until he found out about Winston….GO BUCS!!!!

  25. Nate Says:


    lets go back to the days leading up to the combine…remember steve marriucci asked let me hear your shoulder for any clicks???

    we ALL shook it of and thought it was funny but even FSU folks need to admit jameis was a COMPETITIVE PITCHER IN COLLEGE

    MORE than any other qb at this level EVER ….FOR SURE HE WAS AS A #1 PICK


  26. Nate Says:


    and ive said this …maybe being a top rated almost to the pros pitcher hurt jameis as a qb

    not only with shoulder issues but with a long follow through ….I mean I remember that qb whisperer …I cant remember his name (works with all the top qbs)

    said he almost had to coach that follow thru out of jameis and I quote ” like hes staring down the eyes of a dog”

    well this explains why straight line passes come easy for jameis and others DO NOT

    MANNNN…..this smells like trouble and Grudenthe QB grinder knew ir

    WHO ELSE????

  27. The Anomaly Says:



    WHy was he even playing?

    This franchise is a joke. The Glazers are the suck.


  28. Rod Munch Says:

    Some fun facts…

    Games won versus playoff teams in 2017…
    Winston, 1
    Mariota, 1

    Games lost versus teams with under .500 records…
    Winston, 1
    Mariota, 5

    Record versus common opponents…
    Winston, 1-1
    Mariota, 0-2

  29. NFLNut Says:


    Max Kellerman, who pretends to be extremely smart when it comes to sports, and loves advanced analytics and to make statistical comparisons let his massive bias against Jameis show today when he said that Mariota had an “up and down season” but that Jameis was just “awful”.

    Max was pro-Mariota before the 2015 draft and nearly everytime he has compared them since, no matter what happened, he touts Mariota and bashes Jameis … his bias is so transparent that he sounds like a CNN achor … he’s now #FakeNewsMax.

    Anyways, it seems he’s also either extremely lazy and doesn’t know how to check player stats or he’s just a lying weasel who doesn’t mind lying to his audience and gambling that they are also too lazy to check the stats.

    FYI, this past season Jameis had a BETTER comp %, ypg, y/a, ay/a, y/c, ny/a, any/a, TD %, INT % AND passer rating than Mariota.

    It would be nice if the sports talking heads would stop being so lazy and biased and actually earn their paychecks …


  30. cmurda Says:

    @NFLNut. Dude, you’re too smart to even listen to what Max Kellerman has to say….ever. I’m really not one to overly bash the talking heads but Kellerman has to be the worst of the bunch. This dude has never let facts stop him from his confident, yet ridiculous takes.

    The reality is Mariota’s style with legs and arm were never well-suited for the NFL. His strength was running and his deep ball and strength on throws was always called into question by the true analysts. Jameis is light years better than Mariota. Mariota is good for an INT every game, at least one. Every once in a while he gets off a good scramble but his running prowess is negated by the amazing speed of the NFL front 7’s. Just as I type that I reminisce about Simeon absolutely dominating Vick when Vick tried to take off. Anybody remember the Sabby “The Goat” play of his life when he sacked Vick. I digress. I find it ridiculous that I seem to always be defending Jameis on JBF but I understand it. Our fanbase has been so darn decimated by futile play from our Buccaneers that many fans blame everyone from the QB to the back up longsnapper. With that said, the kid is 23 and is putting up numbers this franchise has never seen. Straighten out the O Line and get a pass rush on defense and we would be sailing high into the playoff heavens.

  31. Lamarcus Says:


    It doesn’t matter about JW. I quit agruing about JW our Qb long ago. The NFL set up this very platform. The NFL are pushing thier talented QBs faster than WWE can get out of NXT. These kids have to walk the footsteps of Manning, Brady, etc ….. immediately. If not it then ur thrown to the wolves. They will have their own fanbase turn on them. NFL has been pushing the Qb position moving forward. Until JWs TEAM starts winning (even in the Blake Bortles fashion) JW will be a poor Qb in most some eyes. Hell, those outlets ( espn, times,etc.) blame Marriota struggles on injury and poor coaching. JW doesn’t get love ppl even talk about Bucs drafting a Qb first round.

    To my eyes JW is developing fine. Owners had to be pleased.

  32. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Two SMART posters above … I agree with you both 100%

  33. Mr. Ed Says:

    Warren Sapp was so right. Bucs fans are idiots. Get rid of the best QB the Bucs have ever had on their roster, who played wicked injured and still did what he did.

    Vomit bags are running out. Stupid fans.

  34. Mr. Ed Says:

    Moderate this!

  35. lightningbuc Says:

    He will probably have at least 4 games off next season anyway, so may as well have the surgery.

  36. Mike Johnson Says:

    But you are forgetting one conclusive fact there Rod M. Mariota is in the playoffs. jameis is not. The so called less talented QB got his team there before the..So called, America’s QB. Just sayin..Make all the excuses you like. He got the Titans there. FACT.

  37. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m not a Doc so I’ll not try and diagnose his specific condition but I have seen enough in my life to realize that while we humans seem to crave black and white…life…including medicine…comes in shades of gray.

    There are plenty of injuries and procedures to treat them that are debated. Many times good Docs will begin with the least invasive treatment and then hope that does the trick…withholding surgery until the last resort.

    That’s what is probably happening with Jameis. LOTS of variables including how someone plans on using that “healed” joint. If they do NOT operate will it hold up? Who knows? Nobody!!! Medicine is not always absolute and the goal is to simply do whatever has the best odds of success. That’s what they’re trying to figure out for Jameis.

  38. cmurda Says:

    Good post Lamarcus. You’re exactly right.

  39. OneBucPerson Says:

    He needs to figure out if he needs it and if so handle it ASAP. We don’t need to be heading into next season with a back up at the reigns.

  40. Mike Johnson Says:

    You are correct there St Pete..Shoulder injuries are managed step by step if the tear in the shoulder is not significant. In college, I had a very small tear and the surgeons said Surgery was not necessary. Just a couple of injections, ice/heat and PT. This went on for about 4 yrs withmaintenace and no significant improvement. Finally, they went in , cleaned everything up. And I was as good as new. Doctors don’t like to mess around with shoulders unless they have to. The recovery period is tedious with a lot of PT. I suspect Jameis will eventuallyprogress to surgery.