Source: Jameis Winston agent change had been in the works

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The timing seems odd, but there could be more to the story.

A day after Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston formally learned that he’ll be suspended for the first three games of the regular season, word emerged that he had parted ways with his agents. As one league source explains it to PFT, the change had been in the works for a few months.

According to the source, Winston wants more experienced football agents to handle his next contract. Baseball agents Greg Genske and Kenny Felder negotiated Winston’s first contract, a wage-scale deal that culminated in the Bucs automatically picking up a non-negotiable 2019 option worth $20.9 million.

If that’s the case, the timing still seems unusual. With the Bucs not likely to open contract talks with Winston any time soon, why not let the dust fully settle on the three-game suspension? The move instead seems to be a reaction to the suspension, and in turn an indictment of their efforts to get him the best possible deal with the NFL, managing to cut the baseline suspension in half and, perhaps more importantly, to conceal from public view specific details that could have sparked a public outcry culminating in Winston being cut.

It remains to be seen whether other agents clamor to be associated with Winston. While he’ll surely secure representation from someone, it would be interesting to know how many times he hears “no” before he finds someone who will take him on as a client.

21 responses to “Source: Jameis Winston agent change had been in the works

  1. “Next contract.” That’s not likely to happen unless he’s looking at the CFL, XFL, or AAF.

  2. Seriously. Should have cut them loose a while ago. No way I would have allowed them to suspend my player without any evidence and purely for PR purposes to keep certain special interest groups off my back.

  3. Non-FSU fans and/or racist White people want to see Jameis Winston fail at ALL COSTS.

    How hardened must one’s arteries be, to carry around that much unfounded hatred for one human being?

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says:

    July 2, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Non-FSU fans and/or racist White people want to see Jameis Winston fail at ALL COSTS.

    How hardened must one’s arteries be, to carry around that much unfounded hatred for one human being?
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    We understand why you support CERTAIN CRIMINALS. lol Get a life man.

  5. Unreal. He gets suspended and all he can think of is how much money he will (not) get in his next contract.

  6. This whole thing isn’t even close to being as bad as people are making it out to be and those that aren’t close to the situation think he’s been a bust….You couldn’t be further from the truth. He’ll come back after 3 games and probably play great, but you’ll still find things to say from your uneducated tough typing fingers.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says:

    July 2, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Non-FSU fans and/or racist White people want to see Jameis Winston fail at ALL COSTS.

    How hardened must one’s arteries be, to carry around that much unfounded hatred for one human being?
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    So you are cool with your sister or mom hanging around Winston??? lol

  8. Interesting reading some of the fanatics on here talking Jameis down. First of all, the NFL never proved he did this, Jameis just stated he didn’t remember because he was drunk. It is not like there was video of the incident.

    Just interesting enough a lot of you people who uttering phrases like, “put him jail”, “cut him”, are probably the same people who voted for Donald Trump and unlike Jameis, he confessed on tape to grabbing women in their privates. When a guy who plays football is held to a higher standard than the president of the United States, I think that says more about us been sheep and just following the herd.

  9. Kenny Felder was behind Casey Weldon, Brad Johnson, and Charlie Ward on the QB depth chart at FSU in 1991. When Weldon and Johnson got drafted, Ward and Felder battled for the top spot in 1992. Ward won, and his two years as the starter were amazing, culminating with the Heisman Trophy in 1993. Felder quit the football team in 1992 to focus on baseball, leaving Danny Kanell to be the backup quarterback.

    I say all this because, until this moment, 1992 was the last I’d ever heard of Felder. What a blast from the past.

  10. “Non-FSU fans and/or racist White people want to see Jameis Winston fail at ALL COSTS.”

    While there is certainly a resurgence of racism in this country thanks to the bigot in chief, I’d say this one has more to do with people wanting, you know, a sexual predator to fail. That’s pretty much a color blind thing.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    July 2, 2018 at 10:22 am
    Non-FSU fans and/or racist White people want to see Jameis Winston fail at ALL COSTS.

    How hardened must one’s arteries be, to carry around that much unfounded hatred for one human being?

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    Hard to deny this when you compare reactions against Jameis and Big Ben for similar things.

  12. In Hard Knocks there’s a scene where the Tampa GM talks on and on about what a great leader Winston is for the team. And the GM really goes on and on with the blathering.
    That scene made me realize that high IQs are not mandatory for NFL team management positions.

  13. He should worry less about his agent and perhaps focus instead upon hiring a psychologist and a PR firm. I’m not sure what racism has to do with being caught red-handed stealing stuff, publicly denigrating women and later not only groping one in a car, but trying to lie about it and cover it up. Maybe the harshness of some of the public reaction has some basis in race, but a guy that steals and assaults women is a scumbag regardless of race.

  14. The rel reason for changing agents is the disappointing rookie contract that did not include free crab legs.

  15. No doubt Winston’s indiscretion and subsequent suspension is really the work of the oppressive police force, white privilege, and the Trump administration….

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