Many wondered what Jameis Winston would be like once he hit the grand NFL stage, and according to his teammates, Winston is nothing short of dedicated to the game. His training camp roommate is rookie WR Kenny Bell, and Bell describes his time spent behind closed doors with Winston.
“He works too hard,” Bell said. “It’s quitting time and he wants to do pop quizzes about football at like 12:30 or 1 in the morning. I’m exhausted. He’s dedicated.”
“It has been phenomenal for me as a player,” Bell said. “My work ethic and my dedication away from practice and away from meetings, that’s where he’s improved me the most. I used to go home and I’d look at [the playbook], but I didn’t really study it. [Winston] forces me to really study it because he asks me a lot of questions.”
“It’s been a tremendous advantage for me in terms of learning a new offense because I get to hear it as a wide receiver but also from a quarterback. I get to hear what he’s thinking.”
“He’s just a good guy to be around,” Bell said. “His personality and his attitude, it’s all contagious.”
This is exactly what any NFL organization would want from their franchise QB. Now it’s time to transfer all that dedication to the field. Unfortunately for Winston, his first preseason game left a lot to be desired. Jameis will next face the Bengals in week 2 of preseason. Hopefully, it will be a better showing for the young QB.