One of the key knocks against Jameis Winston is his physique. He has a very strong arm and seems to have a high NFL IQ, but no one has every accused him of being in top physical condition. That can sometimes be masked playing QB, but the young man has taken that into consideration this offseason.
Winston reportedly has slimmed down and bit and is leaner as he gets set to enter his second season. However, in Winston’s defense, he was a Pro Bowler as a rookie and had a very decent campaign. He’s apparently down to 230 pounds now and was probably playing at 15 pounds heavier than that during the season.
The first thing you will notice is that the guy has spent some time in the gym. Remember the unflattering picture of the boiler above his belt prior to the NFL scouting combine last year? Winston isn’t going to be on any muscle magazine covers, but he is perceptively leaner. Koetter said this spring he would look out his office window at 7:30 in the morning to spy Winston alone on the practice field, running sprints, a parachute strapped to his waist for resistance.