Eli Manning Teammate Compares Him To Jameis

August 28th, 2015

Jameis Winston 2The reason Joe calls Jameis Winston “America’s Quarterback” is because he has captured the interest of the United States football fan.

Loved and hated, Jameis has intrigued the nation.

So it’s no surprise that a big New Jersey newspaper, publishing online at NJ.com, has a headline today that includes Jameis.

Giants rookie Bobby Hart, out of Florida State, was interviewed and asked about Jameis. Here’s part of the exchange:

From a distance we see him and Eli Manning having different personalities. Jameis is more outgoing. One is maybe more outoign than the other. How different is it to be the in the locker room? 
Well, actually, they are kind of the same with their knowledge of the game and preparation and just overall quarterback persona. 

Yeah, with Eli you’re just sure he knows what he is doing. With Jameis, because I know how much he’s prepared and how much he’s put into it – because I did it with him – there is just trust. You just trust that they know what they’re doing. There are a lot of similarities between those two. 

There’s more via the link above.

Remember, Kevin Gilbride, the longtime Giants offensive coordinator and winner of two Super Bowls, compared Winston to Manning before the draft. Also remember that Manning threw 26 picks in his first 23 starts, while barely completing 50 percent of his passes in that stretch.

The NFL is unkind to most rookie QBs, regardless of talent and pedigree.

13 Responses to “Eli Manning Teammate Compares Him To Jameis”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Lets get this kid a defense so he can win some games. #stoked

  2. Buccanole Says:

    Please don’t compare Jameis to the worlds most notorious mouth breather ever again

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Winston reminds Pablo of Jeff Garcia, Tony Romo, Tom Flores….but not Mark Sanchez. Pablo thinks Winston took a Spanish class at FSU. Also, Jameis has dark hair and a nice smile like Romo. Pablo can only dream about his Bucs suiting up a Hispanic player.”

  4. Bucco Brice Says:

    Orie Lemon was cut…Anyone have the scoop on that?…the guy played well last year

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    He was back up material…..not starter

    I think it’s funny all these comparisons for Jameis

    …..Noone remembers all the 1st Rd QB draft picks that people said the same things about

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    The way it’s going, in 20 years the NFL will be half Hispanic. Is touchdown pronounced the same way in Spanish? Pablo?

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Buccfan37

    Speaking for Pablo

    “When Hamus scores a touchdown…..yes…..touchdown is pronounced exactly the same”

  8. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Also remember that Manning threw 26 picks in his first 23 starts, while barely completing 50 percent of his passes in that stretch.

    The NFL is unkind to most rookie QBs, regardless of talent and pedigree.
    so are you saying we can expect horrible rookies stats from Winston?

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Winston has way more talent and potential than Eli Manning IMO. He has to prove it at the NFL level still of course – but I expect Jameis will ultimately be a top 5 QB. Eli is barely a top 15 NFL QB.

  10. Dreambig Says:

    There was so much horrible overblown press about Winston before the draft, I love it when they interview former or current player who actually know him and have played with him and they shoot down the inaccurrate image that the media tried so hard to create. With Winstons work ethic, 2 decent games, staying out of trouble, and his team mates gushing about him, I think there are a awful lot of people in the national press that are very disappointed.

  11. buc4life1979 Says:

    What DB55 said…no more no less, get this young man a D FENSE!!!

  12. mike Says:

    last I checked we already drafted Jameis… who cares. Lets see how he plays in real games. That’s all that matters… not int’s in practice, who he plays like, or how mariota is doing. Go bucs

  13. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Agree with you. He still has to prove it on the field and with some consistency but I think Fameis has far more upside than Manning.

    Now I’m not completely bonkers I wouldn’t start Fameis over Manning…YET…but in a year or two I think Fameis is on his way to a terrific career for the Bucs.