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Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston still dreams of playing baseball

Jameis Winston, Buccaneers

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston they included in his contract a clause that would prevent him from playing baseball. Winston played baseball in high school and at Florida State and was very good at the craft.

There hasn’t been much talk the last few years about Winston playing baseball but it appears he has opened that door again saying he dreams about playing baseball.

“It is one of my dreams,” Winston recently told Peter King of NBCSports.com (via JoeBucsFan.com) regarding the desire to play baseball. “It is something I would definitely look forward to.”

Winston is entering the final year of his deal with the Buccaneers so it seems like everything could be on the table heading into next season.

If Winston is strong this season it would be hard to imagine the Bucs not giving him another contract and he not accepting it and coming back, especially if he enjoys working with Bruce Arians.

But what happens if Winston struggles and no team is willing to make him a starter next year? Would he be willing to sit as a backup on an NFL roster and wait for his chance to be a starting quarterback again?

Or would he go the Tim Tebow route and decide to leave baseball to try and get a shot in the major leagues. There is still a lot to play out before that could happen and the team is focused on this season, but it’s clear that baseball is still in the back of Winston’s head.

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