NFL draft quarterback prospect Jameis Winston may not be as dumb as he seems…
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is battling to be the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and he experienced somewhat of a setback after plodding to a 4.97 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
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However, speed is not the most important attribute to being a successful NFL quarterback, and Winston’s stock may have gone up with a compliment that really counts in the NFL.
Scouts are reportedly so impressed with Winston’s football IQ that they are comparing his football knowledge to that of Peyton Manning, who is widely considered the smartest quarterback to ever play the game.
Winston has often been called “dumb” by fans and pundits, but being compared to someone like Manning is not something that will happen often for quarterbacks.
Sporting News NFL reported on this huge compliment for the 2013 Heisman winner on Twitter.
Jameis Winston’s football IQ compared to Peyton Manning’s, report says http://t.co/bSZCRLJAWU
— Sporting News NFL (@sn_nfl) February 21, 2015