Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has nine days to make a decision on his NFL future. He’s apparently going to use most of them.
According to David Hale of ESPN.com, Winston’s father said his son won’t decide on whether to enter the 2015 NFL Draft until after next Monday’s college football championship game.
Of course, Winston won’t be playing in that game after his Seminoles were thrashed by Oregon in the semifinals.
But waiting to declare will also guarantee all the focus is on Winston, after the game he’s not playing in concludes.
Winston going pro seems assumed by many, though he’s talked about playing college baseball this spring. If/when he comes out, he’ll be one of the top picks, though perhaps the most thoroughly scrutinized because of his pattern of questionable decision-making off the field.