Many had believed that Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston would be leaving for the NFL after his redshirt sophomore season, a la Johnny Manziel, but that does not appear to be the case.
Just one day after Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said that he expects to have his star quarterback for at least two more years, Winston himself has come forward and confirmed that he plans to remain a Seminole through his junior season.
However, Winston’s decision is not just based on football. Instead, he plays to continue playing football while pitching for the Florida State baseball team in the foreseeable future.
“Obviously I’m a big baseball person, so that’s an accurate statement because I plan on playing baseball next season anyway,” Winston said.
While you have to appreciate Winston attempting to be a two sport collegiate athlete, he would be wise to give up baseball. If he has no plans to pursue a career in Major League Baseball, then Winston should focus solely on football and stop taking the mound where he runs the risk of significant injury to his throwing arm.