Jameis Winston Talks About His Body Sculpting

March 24th, 2016

Jameis talks about his offseason weight and body work

America’s Quarterback is on the mound tonight throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rays-Yankees game at Steinbrenner Field.

Of course, Joe’s been monitoring the situation closely via good guy and former Bucs beat writer Andrew Astleford, who covers Spring Training for a variety of outlets.

Astleford is known for asking the smart questions, and one of them was about the offseason body-sculpting of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

It was at the Pro Bowl when Jameis realized he needed more attention to detail on his body. Dirk Koetter detailed that at the NFL Scouting Combine, how Jameis was stunned by the physique of Julio Jones.

Per Astleford’s Twitter account, Jameis has trimmed down to 235 pounds. Joe contacted Astleford for more details.

“I look good right now. I’ve just got to keep working. I just can’t wait until the season starts back up,” Jameis said.

“I just trimmed down. I haven’t really lost that much weight. I’m still 235. I just look slimmer. This is my first offseason ever. I’m used to playing baseball right now. Last year, it was Combine training. We had at least two weeks off before Pro Day. So this is my first legit offseason, and it’s very exciting.”

Jameis weighed in at 6-4, 235 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine last year. But clearly, he’s put on some man weight since then, as most 21 year olds will. Now 22, Jameis looks leaner and stronger based on pictures circulating on Twitter tonight and from the Valpar Championship earlier this month.

Must be all those parachute sprints.

29 Responses to “Jameis Winston Talks About His Body Sculpting”

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    Jameis is doing a body makeover upgrade like DM22 did, well sort of. It can only help his durability.

  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    And to think some thought he would blow up like Jamarcus Russell his first off season. Y’all got my dude f@$!#$ up!!!

  3. Luther Says:

    I bet he has a better fastball than most of the pitchers in the Rays bullpen, too.

  4. OneBuc55 Says:

    When he first came into the league he was built like a baseball player…Him being named as a Probowl alternate was a blessing in disguise…all it didn’t was throw another log on this kids fire…

    You’ll have a hard time finding a 22 year old professional athlete with a better work ethic…the scary thing is, he’s just a puppy right now; just what until he hits his prime at about 27 or 28 years old…every team in the NFC South better be worried…

  5. Mike Johnson Says:

    Its great Jamis’s probowl appearance made him realize Russell Wilson and the Boyz take extremely good care of their bodies. I got a feeling Jameis will come into camp in..tip top shape and well sculped. Its also great Jameis is working at becoming..one of the best ever done it!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Shouldn’t Jameis be in Washington instead of the Rays game because of Brussels?…..oh, sorry….wrong guy!!!

  7. SteveK Says:

    If Ronnie Stanley is available at 9, he could be the pick. We need to draft for the trenches.

  8. stvcl Says:

    Future so bright I gotta wear shades…

  9. bringbucsback Says:

    I, like the rest of us, am a Bucs and Jameis fan. Am I the only one that finds it a little odd that it took him seeing Julio Jones to realize that a pro (or college) player works his body into absolute premium condition? Shouldn’t he have had this epiphany 4-5 years ago?

    Stay lean and clean JW!

  10. OneBuc55 Says:

    I agree SteveK…

    The best football teams are usually really good in the trenches on both sides of the ball…I wouldn’t be mad at all if we took another Offensive lineman in the early rounds of this upcoming draft…

    My best friend is a die-hard Falcons fan; he refers to Jameis as the “Black Tom Brady”…even he can see this kid is gonna be something special…The bottom line is, Winston is the future of this franchise and protecting him should always be Top-Priority; that being said, I’m all for us building a Great Wall around him to keep him clean…

  11. Dave Says:

    This kid just gets what it takes to be great. I’d be surprised if he is not holding up a Lombardi trophy within 3 years

  12. Howard Cosell Says:

    Lol, Howard is ready to throw out more flattering hyperbole but he needs to take a breath and wait for the season to start and see if these guys live up to the hyperbole.

  13. unbelievable Says:


    I think you would find most QBs, pitchers, and goalies are not in the same kinda shape as the rest of their teammates.

  14. Howard Cosell Says:

    @ Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun

    You know way, way back this time last year I was skeptical of Winston. Back even earlier (like Feb 2015) Howard might have even joined in with some of the Winston bashers.
    Well, they’re an extinct breed now. Anyone that compared Winston to Russell was way, way off base. He’s the anti-Jamarcus.

  15. 74 bucs fan Says:

    More bulk, muscle and speed – yes I said more speed – is going to take our guy up a level.

  16. oxycondoms Says:

    now if he can lay off the chicken wings

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Sooner or later, weight WILL become an issue. He just has the body type for it. We just have to hope he can work hard enough to keep it under control until he retires.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    LOL bringbucsback. 4-5 years ago? Give him a break. I dont think that many 16 year olds are concentrating that hard. Maybe Lebron but he’s the king. Hopefully Jameis is the prince

  19. oxycondoms Says:

    1 week of a personal trainer isn’t going to cut it . jameis also needs a nutritionist .

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d take Fat Freeman over Skinny Freeman anyday. The body shaming has to end.

  21. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Agree 100000000 percent with OneBuc55..

  22. MonsGM Says:

    He has been working with the Bucs nutritionist this offseason. I saw it somewhere (probably here) a couple days ago.

    I have been on his bandwagon longer than most and I always saw his body as a potential positive. His physical condition was near the bottom of all quarterbacks in the NFL in my opinion. He got away with it earlier because he was that good and (I believe) the half a year playing baseball. Physical conditioning in baseball is a joke at youth levels (on a macro level). During the combine I was telling people is this good already, just wait until he’s a full time player! I hoped he would have realized it during the season and not the pro bowl in the end no big deal. Skies the limit for this guy.

    Also better conditioning and footwork are needed to improve his deep throws. I think we will see a vast improvement in that this season.

  23. 1sparkybuc Says:

    What bothers me is, he didn’t come to this conclusion by observing one of his own team mates.

  24. Pawel Says:

    Fat Freeman was good
    Skinny Freeman sucked


  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    It’s his first off season. He hasn’t had a chance. (last year doesn’t count)

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Actually, Jameis has been doing pretty good on an individual level’ It’s also good that he’s working with WRs.

    I just wish he would assemble the entire offense for a few days of practice. Throwing passes is fine…but it really does little to improve the function of the offense. He needs the whole unit running routes to make it work.

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Pawel Says
    “Fat Freeman was good
    Skinny Freeman sucked


    If getting in shape is enough to ruin him…then he isn’t worth having. Just as Freeman wasn’t.

  28. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Good for him, what Bucs fan can’t be optimistic to see this young man work his butt off mentally and now physically to reach his goal of being the best. I do agree with the above poster who says Jameis does have the body type that will probably make it tough to keep the pounds off as he gets older, but so what? If he can stay along the lines of Big Ben in Pittsburgh then he’ll be fine for the length of his football career. Just please don’t go Shaun King until after football.

  29. 813bucboi Says:

    great to see him getting into shape and working on routes with the wr’s…now if he can improve his footwork(which I know he’s working hard at) his game will greatly improve…GO BUCS!!!