Jameis Winston Gains Seven Pounds, Wants To Lose Them

June 26th, 2015


Joe’s idea of watching what he eats involves smiling and gazing at plates of french fries. So Joe’s not casting stones at America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

But it is interesting to note that Jameis, who has been accused of having weight problems in the past, has gained seven pounds since weighing in at the NFL Scouting Combine four months ago.

Jameis now weighs 238 pounds, so he told NFL.com today. That’s no big deal, but it is significant since Jameis also told the league website he wants to lose the weight.

Now released from duties at One Buc Palace for another month, Jameis is on his own when it comes to eating and exercising. After the NFL Draft through spring practices, Jameis was supervised and fed by the Bucs’ team of nutritionists, though they don’t follow him around town to keep Tampa’s finest and greasiest food off his plate.

Hopefully, Jameis is able to manage his intake.

Joe is not worried, regardless. Jameis was an extraordinary college QB weighing much more than he does now while dealing with a bad ankle. In 2010, former franchise quarterback leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman terrorized NFL defenses with all kinds of extra fat on his young, 6-5 frame.

Good luck, Jameis. Joe is making a Five Guys run in your honor.

84 Responses to “Jameis Winston Gains Seven Pounds, Wants To Lose Them”

  1. The Real Malloy Says:

    It is appalling how inconsistent the Joe’s are with criticism. If this was Doug Martin, LVD, or whoever, you two would be all over them. Even GMC…..but no, Jameis Christ gains 8 lbs and its nothing but sympathy and jokes.

    Im just saying, be consistent. Im stoked about Jameis to Evans for the next decade BUT if Jameis is 250 come the start of the season….ya’ll better dish it out!

  2. Ray Rice Says:

    THE MESSIAH has been celibate since arriving in Tampa. He’s had to relieve his stress in every way possible. There’s nothing wrong with a burger after a rub and tug!

  3. Buc-A-New Says:

    I am 6 foot tall and could never get over 165 pounds even though in HS and College I could bench twice my weight. It wasn’t until I hit 34 before the first flab set in and I had to watch my weight. I still weigh 170 though there is not quite as much muscle lol. I guess some people are blessed with better metabolisms than others

  4. Buc-A-New Says:

    Oh BTW Malloy. That was very well said.

  5. Joe Says:

    @TheRealMalloy — Actually, Joe has been very consistent. You see any other locals even writing about this? If you read what’s actually here, you might have a different take.

    Jameis also is 6-5. That’s a big young frame that’s still developing.

  6. R.O. Says:

    Here’s a revelation people are different and their bodies react differently to regimes than others. They will find the right one for him. People also carry the weight in different areas of their bodies. But to me I would like to see JW hit the weight room a bit. It lasts all keep in mind that Rodgers. Brady, both Mannings, Rivers… Are not chiseled physiques.

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Ideal weight for a male 6 foot tall is 180 pounds.

    Based on the Hamwi formula, Winston’s ideal weight is 207- 210 pounds for a kid his age.

    Ideal football weight I have no idea…

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Big Ben is currently 6 foot 5 and weighs 241 pounds.

  9. Buc-A-New Says:

    Actually Joe I gave you credit yesterday for a negative JW article. I do have to agree with Malloy though that you shrug this one off a little when the “Jamarcus Winston” comparison you hate so much is looming out there. I am all in on JW because Ive been doing this for 39 yrs and I love my team. I will support him with all I have but I will also be critical of him when he deserves it. I must admit though that if you read my above post I am not one that can empathize with weight problems

  10. Buc-A-New Says:

    Hey Joe, while you are here have you ever thought about switching your comment section to a Livefyre setup? It would probably increase your comments by 5 fold in the first few months and 10 fold in the first yr.

  11. Joe Says:

    Not a big Livefyre fan.

  12. Willy D Buc Says:

    Damn, Buc-A-New, you sound like me!

  13. Buc-A-New Says:

    Cool. Thanks for the response and the articles

  14. Joe Says:

    @Buc-A-New — There’s no “Jamarcus” comparison looming because that analogy makes no sense.

  15. Buc-A-New Says:

    Oh, I know that it makes no sense. Im a Gator and Im all in on JW.
    Sadly though the comparison is still out there because it so easy to plant one in today’s social media world.

  16. Danthebucfan Says:

    I vote for livefyre as well

  17. Buc-A-New Says:

    Well Dan…..I don’t like Livefyre per-say as the ultimate system but it allows for faster commenting with direct responses to individual comments and generally makes people more apt to converse with each other.

  18. The Real Malloy Says:


    Agree, BUT ill bet the national media will make a stink out of this. I dont care if he’s a little soft. We ALL liked Fat Josh way more than Thin (tweaked) Josh….

    Ill tell you one thing you guys were right about though….This kid does seem like he’s the real deal. I was a Mariota guy, but Im all in on #3!

  19. Eric Says:

    He was nearly 250 for the Auburn game.

    We all know what happened there.

  20. Señor Mofo Says:

    Unless he grew an inch and a quarter since the combine, Jameis is not 6’5″ tall.

  21. Buc-A-New Says:

    That’s right. Malloy was a Mariota supporter. I forgot about that. Malloy, I was a doubter of both therefore squarely in the knuckledragging “trade down crowd” I am also all in on JW3 because I believe he is smart enough ( even though there is too much ebonics in his speech for me ) to realize that the time for JR High pranks are over and this IS his opportunity. If we have a Really good line then he can be out of shape like Big Ben. Lol.

  22. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I’m all in with Winston, but it does concern me that he gained that weight while practicing and being around the coaches. We will learn a lot in a month when he gets back and gets weighed. If he weighs more at that time I’ll be worried.

  23. rayjay1122 Says:

    Blah blah blah blah!!! Weight is such an inaccurate measure of anyone’s fitness level. What is his BMI? Also just to say Winston has gained a few pounds since the combine is of no concern. Could some of it possibly be muscle weight from working out with a professional strength and conditioning coach? What time of the day did he weigh in at the combine versus the weigh in mentioned in this article? Did he just eat or drink before the weigh in? Winston is a professional QB now and the Bucs will make sure he is taking care of himself. Non story. Next please! My weight can fluctuate 5 pound each day just from consuming a meal or beverage, taking a dump, sweating during work or workouts and so forth, so this really is not alarming based on the information given. Maybe Winston is an endomorph rather than a mesomorph?

  24. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Rayjay, I don’t think he would say he wanted to lose the 8 pounds if it was muscle. That being said, it won’t concern me unless it affects his play, or he comes into training camp weighing 240

  25. rayjay1122 Says:

    Like I said, BMI is the more accurate measure. Winston himself would not be able to determine if 7 pounds is fat, muscle, water or a little of each. Also they were different scales used and who knows how recent they were calibrated? Bottom line is that 7 pounds does not even really affect how clothing fits, so unless he was given BMI figures at the combine and at the latest weigh in, none of us including Jameis really would know if this is something to worry about. If folks want to worry about it, then feel free to worry. It is a free country, I am not worrying myself over a reported 7 pound weight gain. I am not a nutritionist but I know there are a lot of factors that affect a persons weight and not always due to fat gains.

  26. Cobraboy Says:

    A weight problem on a 20 year old kid does not bode well for the future.

  27. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    RayJay, I agree with that, and I hope your right. I really don’t care if he weighs 280 if he still plays lights out!

  28. Buc-A-New Says:

    He can be 280 lbs if he has an OL that gives him a minimum of 3.5 seconds to throw the ball. Ask Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning how nice it is to have more than 2 seconds to throw the ball

  29. Patrickbucs Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    June 26th, 2015 at 6:16 pm
    Big Ben is currently 6 foot 5 and weighs 241 pounds.

    Big Ben has a muscular JW does not.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    Pat Big Ben is fat…..look again.

  31. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I just hope JW is the real deal. I want my boys to see a winner. When I was their age, the Bucs were starting their 10 loss a season streak:-(

  32. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    87, yea but he is a jacked dude under his fat!! Lol

  33. Buc-A-New Says:

    The BEST reason Ever to hope JW is a winner BucannEric!
    Life is all about the Children.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    Big Ben …full of muscles.


  35. Buccfan37 Says:

    Don’t know about the referenced site to change comments to, but please don’t, leave everything just as it is. On Jameis gaining weight, I could never gain weight at that age, soaking wet topping the scale at 170 pounds while being a quarter inch shy of 6 foot 5 in height. Now much older I weigh in at 192 lbs. Always stood out in a crowd, much to my dismay.

  36. Buc-A-New Says:

    You should really talk to the Doc about those meds you are taking 87. You seem like you need to eat a Snickers

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    Big Ben…full of muscles.



  38. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    True, Buc-A-New. I’ve told everyone since the Bucs won the Super Bowl that I can live off of that game for the rest of my life! Then my two youngest boys were born. They love sports, and the Bucs are the only one of our teams in any sport that they haven’t seen make the playoffs. Hopefully that will end before they’re grown up!

  39. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    87, the muscles are there, under the fat! Can’t you see!!!!lol

  40. Buc-A-New Says:

    They Will Eric……..They WILL!!

  41. Buc1987 Says:

    Eric…good lord…some people ya know.

    Can’t they just look for pics before calling me out?

    Then again I thought everyone knew Ben was fat…but when it comes to Jameis and his remaining doubters, they’ll continue to say or make up anything they wish to make him look bad.

    Such pettiness.

  42. Seminole Bill Says:

    How does a player participate in the recent OTA, in the Florida heat, and gain weight? Huh, Joe? You’re the guy with access and contacts. Explain.

  43. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Yup, 87, Big Ben IS fat. I just hope Winston has his pocket awareness in the Pros. If he moves in the pocket like Ben or Romo, we have a winner!!!!!

  44. Buc1987 Says:

    Sorry I’m just a lil cranky today. Haven’t had a drink in 3 weeks, because of a damn infection. Can’t even find a decent hook up for some wacky tobacky.

    I need a buzz damn it and I can’t have one until all the meds are gone. Damn meds don’t even give me a buzz.

    Arghhh 3 more days to go.

  45. Buc-A-New Says:

    @87………You need to Google “CBD Oil”. Legal in all 50 states and you can order it online. It is the new miracle drug and GO FIGURE that it comes from the Marijuana plant. Seriously bro. My wife has degenerative discs from being hit by a car when she was a teenager and she says this stuff is better than Oxys by Far.

  46. Mumbles Says:

    Drink lemon juice and water! Unsweetened!

  47. Bird Says:

    I’m back. Real McCoy u are dead on. Fully behind Jameis as he is the future of the buccaneers. Joe just wishes he was fully behind him in the shower when no one is around . In all honesty, I am impressed with his words and actions. He lose those lbs. it’s almost July in fl. I lose those pounds walking my dog

  48. DooshLaRue Says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah……
    Blah, blah, blah……

    I’m hoping JW is the man….. BUT…..

    If he can’t control himself with food, it kinda makes me think he can’t control himself in other ways too.

    I hope I’m wrong.

  49. Buc-A-New Says:

    I hope you are wrong too DooshLaRue

  50. Buc-A-New Says:

    Living in Mountain Time sux as a Bucs fan except that I get to watch the game at 11 and have to leave Church early to do so

  51. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


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  52. Buc-A-New Says:

    Howdy Warrick. Good to talk to you again. I know what we have had problems with shipping here too. Not sure why because we can go to the Smoker Friendly store and pick up 10ml of CBD oil that lasts my wife two weeks for 30 bucks. I have easy access to wax, hash oil, shatter etc but that stuff is not THC free. The Salve that you rub on your joints is UNreplacable by other products I will say

  53. WS99 Says:

    BuccaneEric75 Says:
    June 26th, 2015 at 8:07 pm
    87, yea but he is a jacked dude under his fat!! Lol

  54. Buc-A-New Says:

    DB, I am going to re-name you “troublemaker”

  55. James Walker Says:

    No way he ways 250 at the first preseason game after training camp under the Florida August sun

  56. Señor Mofo Says:

    If Jameis wants to lose seven or eight pounds, then just lose seven or eight pounds. I’m 6′ 2″ and weigh 190. I can lose seven pounds just by going on a two-day bender and skipping a couple of meals. Not that I recommend that weight-loss program for our new franchise QB.

    Jameis is 6′ 4″ and weighs 238 pounds. He’s 21 years old, and is 13 pounds too fat for his height to join the U.S. Air Force. But as long as he’s not too fat to commandeer Dirk Koetter’s four-vertical air force, who cares?

    The only reason we should worry is if Jameis says he wants to lose seven pounds, and can’t. That would indicate a problem. And if he goes back home to Alabama during his off time and gorges on biscuit-and-gravy breakfasts every day, it might indeed be a problem.

  57. WS99 Says:


  58. Getaclue Says:

    It’s easier for your body to store more water weight when you are shedding more of it daily

  59. Bucnjim Says:

    How much did Jamarcus weigh after he received his bonus check?

  60. Bucnjim Says:

    Havenoclue that makes zero sense!

  61. Bucco bruce Says:

    Yeah…move him to right guard….this is an issue….can’t stay in shape??

  62. Bucnjim Says:

    There is no way you can eat enough to match the calories you burn on a summer training camp day in Tampa unless you party and then yes you will retain some weight

  63. Buc1987 Says:

    “Joe is not worried, regardless. Jameis was an extraordinary college QB weighing much more than he does now while dealing with a bad ankle.”

    I’m not worried either Joe. You know who worries about that stuff in these comments sections? The fans that never wanted him to be a Buc to begin with, that who.

    Make something good up for them tomorrow Joe, drop it in the water, and watch them take the bait and run with it.


  64. WS99 Says:

    I’ve always blamed our trainers for injuries and weight issues and what not. No reason George should have him lookin like a lean mean wrecking machine and then we have him coming out of camp overweight. Vets understand the value of taking care of their bodies. McCoy said his body is his focus this year and Vincent Jackson looks like he uses a hyperbaric chamber. Jaboo will be married on September 13 @ 4:25pm. You’re all invited but for now let him enjoy his bachelor party.

  65. Bucnjim Says:

    I have several ex Bucs as friends and clients most actually like Winston. Problem is ALL of them struggled to KEEP their weight up. In all the years I have known players non of them have had a problem with weight during the dog days of summer.

  66. Buc-A-New Says:

    DB…….When I went into special forces at 6 foot 165, they said I was 10lbs over- weight. Go figure.

  67. The Real Malloy Says:

    America’s Barbecue Master better not invite Jameis to the main event…….He’ll be 270 and Marpet will be playing QB

  68. Buc-A-New Says:

    I sure hope you are wrong BucnJim

  69. Bucnjim Says:

    You can’t be working your ASS off and be gaining weight! That is just a simple fact!!!

  70. Buc-A-New Says:

    Malloy……..I have several Falcons fans living in the ATL. It must be bittersweet or sour living there as a Bucs fan. Kudos to you my friend

  71. WS99 Says:

    I got a skinny face.

  72. The Real Malloy Says:


    Oh man its been interesting. You really feel alone sporting the logo. Only been here a year and a half but that 56-14 schilacking last year didnt help my social standing around here. That is for sure… Atleast out west, they’ve probably never heard of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

  73. Buc-A-New Says:

    Lol……..Out here most are GB, Denver, Dallas, or Seattle fans. Nobody really has a home team here but I grew up in Mad Beach and Sunset Beach as a kid. I really hope you get som Get Backs this yr over last yr with your Atl Friend cause I know you have to have some. Make the bets bro cause we Are the better team this yr I think. If you lose then look me up on Paypal and I will pay back half of your losses

  74. Señor Mofo Says:

    @The Real Malloy

    I was a Bucs fan in the ATL for many years before moving down here to the D.F. But Falcons fans who live inside the perimeter are generally cool, and there’s only a little bit of friendly hostility when you are cheering for the Bucs.

    My favorite memory as a Bucs fan in hostile territory was the 1999 season NFC championship game. I watched it at a bar in Los Angeles full of Rams fans (even though the Rams had already been in St. Louis for a few years). Before the game, all the Rams fans were bragging about how the greatest show on turf would easily hang a 40-burger on the Buccaneers. I bet everybody in that bar that would take my action that the Rams wouldn’t even score 17 points. Yeah, the Bucs lost the game, but I cleaned up big time. And I mean big time.

    Down here in Mexico City, the Cowboys are the most popular team, but overall this city is understandably neutral. I’ll say one thing, though, I see a lot more people wearing Buccaneers gear down here since Jameis was drafted than I did before. Because I saw almost nobody sporting Buccaneers logos before.

  75. Owlykat Says:

    When we had a tall first round QB before Winston he weighed 250 and was able to make a first down with a QB sneak. He won ten games with that weight too. However, when he foolishly slimmed down he was more easy to tackle and to make fumble and he was replaced by Glennon, so don’t dog Winston for gaining weight!

  76. Fsuking Says:

    He’s prob just like me. As a tall, large man I can drop 10 pounds in a week at will with ease. The problem with that is that is comes back the next week like nothing ever happened. $20 Jameis did that before the combine.

  77. Buccfan37 Says:

    Somebody up the page said Winston is not 6 foot 5. I don’t believe he is either. It’s funny to me how many tall people lie about their height to the plus side. I’ve seen many tall people and asked them how tall they were, many add inches and I can see they are no taller than I am. Jameis is a few inches shorter than Glennon who is right about 6 foot 6.

  78. buccaneEric75 Says:

    Winston is a little under 6-4. Like 6-3 and 3/4 or something.

  79. Joseph Mamma Says:

    The comparison to Jamarcus makes no sense indeed. Jamarcus had a much better arm.

  80. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Sounds to me like his weight is still going to be an issue. Shawn King 2.0

  81. Supersam Says:

    Buc-A-New I’m mountain time as well! New Mexico in fact! Let’s just say there aren’t to many die hard buc fans out here like me, except for buc Princess she’s also from New Mexico! You can find her on Twitter

  82. Buc1987 Says:

    Really Bonzai…King was fat when he played? That’s not what I remember.

  83. BoltIsle Says:

    It’s obvious he’s put it on due to his inability to sign contract and get into to camp to get the playbook. We’re talking 7 lbs and a professional athlete. If it were 27 lbs, I’d be concerned.
    As infamous as pro sports are for “anonymous sources”, I find it hard to believe that OBP could prevent EVERYONE from commenting about a weight issue that is truly detrimental. Then again, NFL players are notorious for suppressing their egos for the betterment of the team.
    If the organization was truly concerned about this, there would be “leaks” the size of the gulf expressing them. He brought it up. Shows he’s cognizant of it and mature enough to address it. He’s got faults, but his work ethic isn’t one of them.
    He’s probably studied his playbook more in the last two months than Jamarcus has done to this day.
    The biggest difference this year will be having an experienced OC. Not if a QB gained 7 lbs.

  84. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “Really Bonzai…King was fat when he played? That’s not what I remember.”

    That’s because you have selective memory to suit your own agenda. King did great in his rookie season, and then in his second season he showed up overweight and out of shape.