First, Jameis Winston said he is a dreamer. Then, he backed it up.
The rookie quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said Tuesday he sees a great future for himself and second-year receiver Mike Evans. Winston wasn't talking just great. He was talking greatest of all time.
"I always tell Mike, 'Mike, it's Joe Montana and Jerry Rice' and things like that," Winston said. "That was one of the best duos of all time. I love this game of football so much, so I try to relate me and a great receiver like him to other players that have done it before."
That's a very lofty goal. But Winston and Evans at least have the potential to be a duo for the ages. Winston comes with all the pedigree of being a Heisman Trophy winner and the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Evans had an outstanding rookie year, piling up more than 1,000 receiving yards despite some shaky play from the quarterbacks, the story said.