Jameis Winston: I’m outworking everyone at my position

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Taysom Hill has shifted the focus of his offseason workouts to playing quarterback full-time ahead of his competition with Jameis Winston for the starting job in New Orleans.

During a speech to kids at a football camp held by one of his Florida State teammatess, Winston spent some time making it clear that he’s putting in time to make him the Saints’ choice as well. Winston traced his own career trajectory from first overall pick to taking on a backup role in New Orleans last season.

Winston said “it’s been tough” and that there will continue to be “challenging days,” but that he is approaching them with a redoubled work ethic.

“I went from being the No. 1 draft pick to being . . . everybody laugh at me. But guess what? I’m about that business. I’m outworking everybody at my position. I’m doing things every single day. Commit to the dream. Because that’s the thing, we have to go back to being little kids about this football game. Because this is a kid’s game that men play,” Winston said, via Jeff Nowak of NOLA.com.

The Winston-Hill competition will be a crucial storyline for the Saints’ season and it seems both players will be coming into it with a full head of steam.

22 responses to “Jameis Winston: I’m outworking everyone at my position

  1. If Winston has it in him then he should be the starter by the end of the year if not sooner.
    The Saints coaches saw him and should know what he has by now.
    Has he stopped throwing two picks a game?

  2. As a Bucs fan let me just say, as hard as he works, and he does work hard. He is a bigger clown.

  3. With a lot of hard work and determination Winston will be in position to eat a lot of Ws

  4. sounds a lot like corporate buzzwords. Don’t get me wrong, his work ethic seems admirable but it’s not all about workloads, it’s also about how much one learns. A player can spend 5 hours a day studying film and not fully understand what he’s seeing, and then there’s the next guy who gets in all in 30 min.

  5. I don’t think there’s ever been a knock on Winston’s work ethic. The issue is his turnovers. They were a problem in college and nothing changed in the NFL. He’s very capable as a passer, he just makes bad decisions too often.

    And Hill…well, I don’t know. If he really was a good franchise QB prospect then the Saints wouldn’t have Winston in there as insurance. Although I have a feeling Winston will win the starting job, if not immediately then as soon as Hill stumbles.

  6. and there’s that arrogance and me-me attitude we’ve missed for a year. Glad to see he’s learned nothing and hasn’t been humbled in the slightest. For those who expect this is somehow a different guy than the one who felt so invincible and better “than everyone else at his position” he carelessly turned the ball over more times than any QB in history, get ready to be disappointed. But don’t say he didn’t warn you.

  7. “I’m outworking everybody at my position.”

    Right. Because you’ve went and seen every other QB’s workouts, eh? Just off the top of my head, I assume Tom Brady and Russell Wilson work harder. Tom Brady because he’s the best and RW because I’m a Hawks fan, so hear about his work ethic. Just off the basis of assuming, there’s probably a large handful of QBs I would think work harder as well.
    When people say absolutist things like this, it makes them seem like they’re carrying around a box o’ rocks instead of a brain.

    If he’s truly working the hardest and his claim to fame is the most INTs ever recorded, then I have to question the way he’s “working”. Either you’re doing something wrong or studying the wrong things.

  8. Good luck Jameis, people are always going to hold your past over your head.

    They mention the 30 picks but gloss over the 30 TD’s and passing for 5K yards.

  9. Outworking means nothing if the other guy is out-learning you. Winston still doesn’t get it. Elite athleticism alone will take a QB a long way through college. It’s not nearly enough in the NFL, unless your team pares down its offense to a one read passing scheme (like Baltimore). Winston needs to learn how to anticipate what the defense is doing and make the appropriate play. Just chucking the ball up leads to disaster. Turnovers are team killers and Jameis, until he shows otherwise, is the turnover king.

  10. httwft says:
    April 21, 2021 at 9:30 am
    Good luck Jameis, people are always going to hold your past over your head.

    They mention the 30 picks but gloss over the 30 TD’s and passing for 5K yards.
    ——————————————————————————
    In 2011 Eli had 29 TDs, 16 picks for 4933 yards and went on to win the Super Bowl.
    He was called an average QB who got “lucky” in the playoffs.
    In 2019 Jameis was lousy…

  11. playing like a kid is what coaches are trying to get out of you!

    playing like a kid in a sport that grown men play is why you are laughed at…
    Learn to read defenses, go through progressions quickly, throw ACCURATELY to the open receiver… you actually need to get much better at getting passes that are catchable to players ON YOUR OWN TEAM!

  12. patsrule says:

    Talk is cheap.

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    So is Winston!

  13. Fried Toast says:
    April 21, 2021 at 9:29 am
    “I’m outworking everybody at my position.”
    Right. Because you’ve went and seen every other QB’s workouts, eh? Just off the top of my head, I assume Tom Brady and Russell Wilson work harder. Tom Brady because he’s the best and RW because I’m a Hawks fan, so hear about his work ethic. Just off the basis of assuming, there’s probably a large handful of QBs I would think work harder as well.
    When people say absolutist things like this, it makes them seem like they’re carrying around a box o’ rocks instead of a brain.
    If he’s truly working the hardest and his claim to fame is the most INTs ever recorded, then I have to question the way he’s “working”. Either you’re doing something wrong or studying the wrong things.
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    Funny that people automatically assume that the best players work the hardest. It could easily be the case that there are much lesser skilled players that outwork anyone just to stay in the league.

  14. No matter the work ethic, you can only play to the level of your sustainable skills. Winston has always been hit or miss in the NFL

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