The Bucs have picked up Jameis Winston’s 5th-year option, which will earn him $20.9 million for 2019.
Winston has worked tirelessly, this off season, to improve his game and to improve his relationship with his receivers.
Recently, Winston has been seen working out at FSU with fellow receivers DeSean Jackson and Devin Lucien. The young QB is working with Lucien and Jackson to improve on their connection on the field, similarly to how he and Mike Evans did in the previous two seasons. Hopefully, the extra effort pays off, in the regular season, as well as it had with Mike Evans.
It seems that the hard work is begging to show promise as it was stated that Jackson and Winston were in perfect sync during day one of OTAs.
Last season, Jameis had his first NFL season without a reception of 50 yards or more and also sustained his first serious injury that resulted in surgery, as well as the most time he has away from being on the football field. Winston worked on that this off season by consulting veteran and retired QB’s on how to maintain a healthy, strong body, in order to remain injury free, and finish the season, or beyond.
Many fans call into question Jameis Winston’s deep ball accuracy and for a good reason as sited by playerprofile.com, Winston recorded a 26.6% deep ball percentage for last year. Being that the deep ball is one of DeSeans Jackson’s most notable traits, the extra work put in this off season could result in some exciting plays down the field in 2018.
Through all Winston’s efforts to improve his play and of those around him, he believes that it’s time to start winning and changing the culture of the organization.