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Jameis Winston’s dad says two more years at Florida State

Jameis Winston

The odds are pretty good Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will have a rather successful 2014 college football season. With success this fall will likely come increased incentive to skip on the final two years of eligibility at Florida State and jump to the NFL, if the draft experts feel strongly enough about Winston’s pro potential this season. Is there a chance Winston will put any NFL plans on hold and return to Florida State in 2015 (not to mention 2016)? Absolutely, according to his father.

“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” Antonor Winston said in a story published by “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”

The elder Winston clarified his son intends to play three football seasons at Florida State, which would suggest he will return in 2015 and potentially leave for the NFL with one year of eligibility remaining. This also echoes previous statements by the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner.

There is no denying Winston left his mark in his freshman debut in Tallahassee. Winston led the Seminoles to an ACC championship, won the Heisman Trophy and then rallied the troops against Auburn to win the BCS national championship. Oh, he dealt with a good handful of off-field controversy and concerns as well along the way.

The bottom line is, when a prospect has the talent to be drafted highly in the NFL Draft, it is difficult for that player to say no. The past NFL Draft saw a record number of underclassmen declare for the draft, with many of those decisions perhaps misguided. If Winston performs this fall as he did a year ago, his stock and value will continue to rise. Johnny Manziel left Texas A&M after two years on the field, but he was a redshirt sophomore. Winston is a different case though, one year younger and also considered a talented baseball prospect as well. There could be even more on the table worth reviewing when it does come time for Winston to make a decision final, whatever that may be.

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20 Responses to “Jameis Winston’s dad says two more years at Florida State”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Jun 18, 2014 10:02 PM

    Until he gets arrested again in December and bolts

  2. bonerchamp says: Jun 18, 2014 11:24 PM

    1 more season of baseball, 2 more of football and a couple more felonies to round out the resume.

  3. phuzzball says: Jun 18, 2014 11:35 PM

    Don’t be a fool, stay in school. -Mr T

  4. phuzzball says: Jun 18, 2014 11:36 PM

    “Don’t be a fool, stay in school.” -Mr T

  5. canetic says: Jun 18, 2014 11:37 PM

    Well if his dad says it, it must be true. If you can’t trust a Winston who can you trust?

  6. jvillenole says: Jun 19, 2014 1:07 AM

    A lot of haters in this thread. Obviously you wish Winston played for your team.

  7. onbucky96 says: Jun 19, 2014 1:54 AM

    Aaaaand what’s the statue of limitations in FLA? Not that his legal team is looking at that, I’m sure…

  8. mauldawg says: Jun 19, 2014 3:26 AM

    No way do I want a thug to play for my team. You just don’t seem to believe that you have a QB that is a punk thug. He wont last two more seasons. He will be in jail first. Or maybe the way he is protected he might not be in jail.Let me say he should be in jail.

  9. lowtalker says: Jun 19, 2014 8:23 AM

    of course he stays. . . . he knows where to find cheap crab legs.

  10. ducksk says: Jun 19, 2014 8:53 AM

    Two years for things to catch up to him. Take the $ and run Winston run. Before it’s too late. Philly needs you.

  11. dhardy8207 says: Jun 19, 2014 9:09 AM

    “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”


    Which he can accomplish while making the family millions in the NFL. Once those offers start rolling in the $$$$ signs will win out over the degree…

  12. seminolez says: Jun 19, 2014 10:19 AM

    bonerchamp says: Jun 18, 2014 11:24 PM

    1 more season of baseball, 2 more of football and a couple more felonies to round out the resume.


    What do you mean MORE felonies? doesn’t even have ONE

  13. phillylawhopeful says: Jun 19, 2014 10:56 AM

    Why would you ever stay and give up millions? If he ends up the top pick, he’ll earn 10x as much as the average college grad does in their CAREER in the two years he’d be staying at FSU.

    That’s over $2M in investment revenue alone (at 5% returns a year) lost on the $20M he’d earn!

    Don’t be crazy – go get paid.

  14. mcjon22 says: Jun 19, 2014 1:39 PM

    “Oh F$%k”

    The ACC, and University of Florida

  15. packerbadger says: Jun 19, 2014 2:12 PM

    Hey Jameis’ dad….shut up already!

  16. kosarkid says: Jun 19, 2014 2:33 PM

    Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this kid. Will he grow up and become a responsible adult? Or, will he just end up in jail & hooked on the purple drank?

  17. bproctor10 says: Jun 20, 2014 8:38 AM

    For all the pretend lawyers (liars) and investigators, Jamis has Not been charged with a felony. Even some outstanding citizens, Derrick Brooks, made a youthful mistake taking shoes. He turned out just fine and is a great role model for kids.
    Why don’ t you just man up and say you do not like Jamis?

  18. wvufan82 says: Jun 20, 2014 1:09 PM

    That makes sense. The squeelers need a new Rapistburger in about 2 years

  19. mrba4775 says: Jun 20, 2014 8:44 PM

    Winston. & Hacklenberg will be the top quarterback in 2016.

  20. dkhhuey says: Jun 22, 2014 10:58 AM

    Better make sure the stores are fully stocked with lobster and crab legs then!

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