Could the former FSU Heisman Trophy winner be staying in Florida to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
Former FSU QB and potential No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston is reportedly in a three-day meeting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Winston is in Tampa Bay meeting with high-ranking members of the Buccaneers. Winston will meet with the Glazer family (owners of the Buccaneers and co-chair people of Manchester United) to discuss the possibility of drafting him – most likely with the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Jameis Winston in Tampa today as part of a 3-day visit w/ Buccaneers, per sources. Visit centers around owners, said to be “Glazer-centric.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2015
Jameis Winston visiting Buccaneers today might be unprecedented. Potential No. 1 picks don’t visit teams with No. 1 pick this early. Ever. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2015
As a redshirt freshman for the Seminoles in 2013, Winston led FSU to an undefeated season and won the Heisman Trophy en route to a National Championship win over the Auburn Tigers. The following season, Winston struggled but stayed undefeated for eleven regular season games (missing one for a suspension) and winning FSU’s 3rd straight ACC conference title, but lost to Oregon in the 2015 Rose Bowl Game.
The Buccaneers received the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft after posting an NFL-worst 2-14 record this past season. The Buccaneers cut starting QB Josh McCown, leading many to predict that the Buccaneers will either choose Winston with the No. 1 overall pick or Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.