Jameis Winston will take some time before picking an agent

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Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has met with five potential agents. But a decision on his next representative isn’t expected immediately.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Winston met with CAA (Tom Condon and Todd France), Athletes First (David Mulugheta and Andrew Kessler), Lagardére Sports (Joel Segal), Roc Nation (Ari Nissim), and MS World (Kennard McGuire). The final decision may come at some point after the preseason.

For the Buccaneers, time may be of the essence, since the team may be interested in negotiating a contract that gives them some/any protection against Winston’s $20.9 salary for 2019, which currently is guaranteed for injury only. With the organization apparently undecided about Winston and with the looming possibility of a housecleaning in Tampa (which surely would result in a new quarterback for next year), G.M. Jason Licht could potentially secure a victory in the eyes of ownership by squeezing Winston to agree to a contract that protects the team against owing Winston nearly $21 million if he suffers a fluke injury that keeps him from passing a physical before the 2019 salary becomes fully guaranteed in March.

With Winston’s suspension wiping out his guarantees for 2018 and with a large roster bonus due early in camp, the clock is ticking on the team’s best leverage: The possibility of cutting him and owing him nothing more if he declines to do a deal that wipes out the injury guarantee for 2019.

30 responses to “Jameis Winston will take some time before picking an agent

  1. Jameis Winston should be spending this much time in getting a quality psychiatrist. He’s one strange cat. This guy is weird going back to his Florida State days.

  2. If I read this correctly, it would behoove Winston to not hire an agent until after the season starts. “with a large roster bonus due early in camp,”

    I think he is in the same situation that Kaep is in: Is the performance worth the money and the possible backlash from having him on the roster.

  3. How do the Bucs appear undecided? His still being on the roster shows they are standing by him.

    If they were smart, he would have been cut weeks ago. Then again…drafting him #1 demonstrated they are not smart.

    I don’t think we need a crystal ball to see that this will end badly for the Bucs.

  4. graphicwolf1art says:

    Comments are ignorant at best. Just blabbin at the mouth with no intelligent thought

    You must be new to the PFT comment section. Welcome.

  5. I’m sure he’ll spend a lot of time fingering through and feeling out his candidates to make sure it’s the right fit. Clown.

  6. Umm, isn’t there pretty much no way the Bucs will give him a new contract right now? Obviously Winston won’t sign a contract for just 2019, it would need to be for a few years after that too (the concept of give and take?). They’re not going to reward this guy, he’s going off the deep end in his personal life and is nowhere close to a franchise QB on the field.

  7. “If I read this correctly, it would behoove Winston to not hire an agent until after the season starts. “with a large roster bonus due early in camp,”

    I would think he will still owe his now former agent a cut of that since it’s part of the contract that guy helped negotiate. I wouldn’t think that obligation would go away just because he currently isn’t representing him. Otherwise, guys could have an agent negotiate their contracts then instantly fire them to keep all the money for themselves.

  8. tvguy22 says:
    July 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    It’s an uber-important decision.

    Got my vote for post of the day!

  9. He should hire the guys that got Glennon $15 million to be a backup. That’s what his future holds assuming he can stay out of trouble.

  10. Again, if Winston can find an agent who moonlights as a bail bondsman, he’ll kill two birds with one stone.

  11. The Saints, Falcons, and Panthers surely hope that Winston stays in a Bucs uniform…at least for the upcoming season. As long as he is in Tampa, the odds of the Bucs winning anything substantial is….unlikely.

  12. I can’t picture any agent waiting on this guy to make a decision… What Winston should be doing is getting a mental evaluation. I guess everything is backwards when you’re in denial.

  13. I was a Winston fan, but he kinda became the example of somebody who keeps acting up. Money doesn’t protect you from the law dude. I just wish athletes would learn that.

  14. I (St. Pete native and fan since the beginning) was against the Bucs hiring him in the first place.
    He has proven himself to be a low-life and a liar.
    His behavior at FSU was deplorable.
    Hard Knocks showed everyone that he is as dumb as a box of rocks.

    Move on.

  15. Should be an easy decision for Tampa. Winston is not worth the trouble.

    He’s one more sexual offense away from a long vacation from the NFL. He can’t control himself, so that day is more than likely going to come.

    Tampa can find a QB with production as good as Winston’s but without the criminal behavior. They should cut the cord ASAP.

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