Buccaneers’ Breshad Perriman is excited to play with Jameis Winston
The tantalizing talent of Jameis Winston apparently is still able to excite without qualification. During his introductory press conference on Thursday, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman was practically giddy at the prospect of teaming up with the former number one overall pick.
“I’m getting excited just talking about it,” he said of playing with Winston, per the team’s website. “I know that Jameis’ arm is incredible. Tampa Bay as an organization just allowing me to have the opportunity to play under him and get the chance to make these big plays under Jameis is crazy.”
Perriman and Winston both entered the NFL in 2015 as first-round picks. The pair got to know each other during the pre-draft process, developing a rapport that Perriman believes will lead to big things on the football field.
“Me and Jameis came out the same year, so I knew him during the whole draft process,” he said. “We kind of got cool during that process. Just to be back with him, I know he has a great personality and his confidence is crazy so just to be back with him means everything.”
Perriman signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Thursday. He averaged an eye-popping 21.3 yards per catch with the Cleveland Browns last season, hauling in 16 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the shine has almost completely worn off Winston after another disappointing season. The 25-year-old, suspended for the first three games of the season after being accused of groping a female Uber driver, threw for 2,992 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, starting just nine games as Tampa Bay toggled between him and overachieving veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick under center.