NFL video: Jameis Winston workout won’t have teams clamoring for his services
Jameis Winston is a pending NFL free agent after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers landed one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Tom Brady, earlier this offseason. Now, Winston has taken to performing some rather interesting workouts in order to keep fresh in free agency:
Jameis staying poised in the pocket 💨
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 9, 2020
As you can see, a hulking suspended weight is heading Winston’s way, causing him to dodge it while keeping light on his feet in what is a simulation of the pocket.
While this workout might seem practical in theory, when watching the 26-year-old actually undertake this odd exercise, questions arise: when would this activity actually occur in-game? What does this exercise teach other than the ability to dodge giant, slow balls in non-game situations?
One notable detractor of this workout was former NFL quarterback and current NFL Network analyst David Carr, who was not impressed with this exercise:
Stop paying your friends to train you.
Stop. Get some help. I’ve been in a lot of collapsing pockets and never once did I have defenders just flying at my head. 😂 https://t.co/rfZ1XqLbr2
— David Carr (@DCarr8) April 9, 2020
Winston’s future might be up in the air at the moment, but this workout likely won’t change teams’ opinions of him in the short-term.
Follow NFL games live by downloading the ClutchPoints App and heading to the scores tab under the NFL section.
You can listen and subscribe to the Establish the Pass podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and TuneIn. You can also find new episodes of Establish the Pass under the Podcast tab on the ClutchPoints home page.