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Jameis Winston says two more years is the plan

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Earlier this week, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher did his best to slow the rush to make quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston the top pick in the 2015 draft.

Fisher said he thought Winston would remain at the school for two more seasons before entering the 2016 draft, something that some took to be wishful thinking for a coach that just won a national title with Winston running the offense. On Thursday, though, Winston told the Associated Press that whatever Fisher said “most likely is true.”

“Obviously I’m a big baseball person, so that’s an accurate statement because I plan on playing baseball next season anyway,” Winston, who pitches for the Florida State baseball team, said.

While we’ve got no reason not to believe Winston will stay at Florida State through the 2015 season, there’s also no reason for Winston to say otherwise at this point. Saying that Fisher was wrong would essentially be declaring for the draft now and there’s nothing for Winston to gain from that, especially if things don’t break his way next season and his decision becomes more complicated.

In other words, it’s probably wise to put a pin in this and revisit it closer to the point that Winston actually has a decision to make about his future.

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6 Responses to “Jameis Winston says two more years is the plan”
  1. 92nick182govikings says: Feb 7, 2014 8:19 AM

    2 more years and he will be ready to come play for Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.

  2. dtroxtell says: Feb 7, 2014 9:02 AM

    Let’s get real the team thay offers the most money gets the player. Two years would be nice but being a consensus number 1 pick for the NFL will change his mind. Only if FSU has a bad year will that change

  3. dolphincritic says: Feb 7, 2014 9:32 AM

    I think Jimbo Fischer runs as clean a program as you can run.
    The kid will stay until the agents say it is time to cash in! :-)

  4. realfootballfan says: Feb 7, 2014 9:32 AM

    When he decides to play in the NFL, it essentially ends his baseball career because he’s projected as a pitcher in that sport, so this makes sense. Splitting his time between sports like Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson just isn’t feasible with the positions he plays.

    The kid’s just having fun. Why can’t people let that be the case without always being so cynical.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 7, 2014 11:01 AM

    As a Noles fan, I tend to believe him. Jimbo is working hard to convince him of it.

    Besides, despite all the quick fame and fortune, he has a LOT of room to grow. That’s the scary good part of it all.

  6. sfm073 says: Feb 7, 2014 11:42 AM

    Save your body and make more money playing baseball. With your skill football will always be there if baseball doesn’t workout.

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