Jameis Winston Says He Won’t Enter Draft Without Degree

Jameis Winston
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has said it before and he’s saying it again. Earning his college degree is not only a goal, but something he vows to do.

Most recently, Winston has been quoted saying this to media during the Manning Passing Academy. Even though he’s been there as a counselor, he was still questioned about his future with the Seminoles.

As pointed out by the Tallahassee Democrat’s Natalie Pierre, Winston will be eligible to enter the 2015 draft, but his father insists that he will stay at Florida State for two more years.

Winston agrees with what his dad says. On Friday, he told NFL.com that being a student comes first. He recognizes that he’s an athlete, but he thinks it’s important to be a student-athlete, which is why he wants to get his degree.

“I think that’s the main purpose in college. Some athletes lose that perspective. It’s about being a student-athlete, and not just getting that easy money and going to the league. Even if kids leave early, I would want them to come back and get that degree.”

These are pretty intelligent words from a player who is known for controversial behavior.

But, he’s right. So many players have a dream of playing in the NFL and as soon as they get the chance, they take it. Most of them never get their degree and the college education they did get essentially goes to waste. Only some actually go back and finish their degree.

Maybe Winston will be part of the few that complete their education.

Nonetheless, fans can expect Winston to stay in Tallahassee. Whether he changes his mind or not, Winston will definitely lead the Seminoles this season and after that, we can all hope for the best.