Setting the Record Straight with Jameis Winston
The Bucs faced their fair share of grief when they selected Jameis Winston in the 2015 NFL draft. No matter our feelings about the young quarterback, we cannot deny the fact that he entered the league with some baggage. Like it or not, the Florida State incident left a bad taste in the mouth of many around the league. Some thought that Winston would not be able to handle the responsibility of being the face of a franchise.
Well, Bucs fans know how that turned out. As our president said during the debates, “Wrong!”. Winston has been nothing BUT the face of this franchise. He has been a leader on the field that his teammates can look up to. Winston has also been a leader in the community, making his presence felt almost from day one. The Bucs couldn’t have asked for a better face of the franchise.
Still, there are the “haters” out there that refuse to give him the respect. It seems that some are almost waiting for him to have even a small slip up so they can jump on him. Take the classroom thing for example. There was no evil intent. It was a simple poor choice of words. Yet, there is a continued double standard for him, where he is jumped on every time for any perceived mistake.
What better way is there to show the world that Winston is here to stay than TV? His speeches can be broadcast the world over. His leadership qualities can be seen by all. He would be perfect in this forum.