Jameis Winston was arguably the most electric and polarizing college football player back in the 2013-2014 seasons.
The man and his loaded Florida State team dominated opponent after opponent, and the man’s personality made it nearly impossible to not root for the guy. Maybe you hated him, but he at least made you laugh.
Of course, there was the stolen crab legs incident, but that’s a different story…
I’ll never forget watching the FSU vs. Clemson game back in 2013, and hearing Winston’s badass pregame speech:
“We ain’t leavin’ without a victory… Y’all better put a smile on y’all’s faces.”
Unfortunately my Clemson Tigers were in for a good ol’ fashioned ass whoopin’ (and they lost 52-13).
FSU won a National Championship that year, defeating Auburn, and the QB gave us the iconic “SKRONG” postgame speech:
2015 came around, and sure enough, the man was the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft.
He went to Tampa Bay and inherited a pretty awful team, and experienced a ton of highs and lows…
He ate a few “W’s” while he was at it.
In particular, he became the first ever NFL quarterback to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a single season.
The Bucs parted ways with Jameis after that, and he was sent to New Orleans to backup future Hall of Famer Drew Brees.
Tough scene for a guy who was once supposed to be the face of NFL football. However, things turned for the better, as Brees retired last year, and New Orleans was officially Jameis’ team.
Many Saints fans were worried about the upcoming season, as the former number one pick underperformed during his time at Tampa Bay.
Winston was squaring off against Aaron Rodgers and the mighty Green Bay Packers. If you haven’t heard by now, Rodgers is a future Hall of Famer himself, and is arguably the most clutch quarterback in the NFL.
And what happened?
The guy destroyed the Packers, nearly by himself. He threw five touchdown passes, as New Orleans blew out Green Bay 38-3.
I know it’s the first game of the year, and Jameis for the most part managed the game, but this is incredibly promising against a team like Green Bay, who had very high expectations coming into the season.
And of course, Winston couldn’t help but add a little humor to his postgame interview: