And despite his problems at Florida State, Winston said he’s learned and is better for it.
“I’ve matured since I was an 18-year-old kid, just getting into mischievous things,”Winston said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. “But now I love this opportunity that I’ve been given. It’s a blessing. The best thing about it is my dream always was to be a professional quarterback, and I’ve achieved that dream.”
Of course, there’s more to his time in Tallahassee than mischief, as he was accused of sexual assault but never charged, was questioned by police for a BB gun fight between players, cited for stealing crab legs and suspended for a game after shouting a vulgar internet phrase on campus.
“On this team, I’m just accepting my role,” Winston said. “We have a lot of veterans. Vincent [Jackson], Gerald [McCoy] — those guys are our leaders. My job right now is just to play quarterback.”
The Bucs said they did their research, and made their deal, and now Winston says he’s simply trying to fit in. So far, all the reviews on Winston have been good, and he’s fit in nicely, however as we all know it's early. Winston is 24th on our QB list but with the talent around him he certainly has a chance to finish higher than that ranking. He's at least shaping up to have some streaming value.