There has been a rumor circulating around Tampa Bay Buccaneers circles over the past week that QB Jameis Winston had a procedure on his eyes.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw 30 interceptions during the 2019 season, leading the league in turnovers.
While there has been plenty of reasons given for Winston’s high interception rate, one area of speculation has to do with his eyesight.
It has been widely known for a while that Winston is nearsighted and has been seen squinting on several occasions, especially when looking off into the distance.
Though Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians said that Winston’s nearsightedness does not affect him seeing wide receivers, he did admit that Winston has trouble reading the scoreboard. In my opinion, that certainly could permeate into his passing ability.
Last week, a picture posted by Jameis Winston on his Instagram got Buccaneers fans talking. Winston is seen wearing large sunglasses which look similar to those given to patients that have LASIK eye surgery.
While many Buccaneers fans are hopeful the glasses were given to Winston to wear after an eye procedure, nothing has been confirmed and it’s all just speculation right now.
Winston clearly has trouble seeing off in the distance and would certainly benefit from having corrective lenses or a procedure to help fix those issues, at least in my opinion.
It definitely wouldn’t hurt as he looks to cut down on the interception totals.
As of right now, nothing has been confirmed but those glasses certainly look like he could’ve had a procedure done. Though that may be the case, they also could just be a fashion thing.
It’s going to be a long offseason and it will be interesting to see how things develop over the course of next few months in free agency as the Buccaneers look to compete in the NFC South and make a run at the playoffs for the first time in 12 years.