Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston is one of the top young stars in college football and a Heisman Trophy candidate, but ESPN gave us a look at one of the imperfections of the young signal-caller.
During the broadcast of Florida State’s game against Maryland, ESPN showed off Winston’s jacked up ring finger on his throwing hand.
Here is a photo of Winston’s messed up finger:
Apparently, Winston injured his finger as a young kid when he was attempting to dunk a basketball and got his finger caught in the netting. As you can see, it affected the way his finger would look and function moving on in life.
Because of the weird deformation, Winston throws every pass with a bit of a wobble and needs to try harder than your average quarterback to gain full control of the ball.
The good news is that it has not stopped him from being a top-tier quarterback in the nation and it is something that he has gotten used to dealing with. Still, it’s weird and we thank ESPN for pointing it out.