TAMPA – If you go back and read all the pre-draft scouting reports on Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, you may notice that one thing scouts seldom talked about was his drive and determination.
It turns out, though, that Winston’s desire to be one of the game’s elite players is as off the charts as his arm strength, his football IQ and his ability to make plays on his own.
Coaches and teammates continue to marvel at Winston’s passion for the game, and Winston offered a peak into what it is that truly drives him recently during an interview with the NFL Network.
Asked what the next step is for him after becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards or more in each of his first two seasons, Winston said his goals are more legacy-related than stat-related.
“Ultimately, I want to be the greatest of all time,’’ Winston said. “That has to be your goal. You know, people say, ‘Well, that will never happen.’ But I don’t know that it will never happen until I’m done. So, I’m going to do everything I can to be great.’’
Apparently so. The NFL Network also offered a brief glimpse into exactly what Winston means by doing everything he can to be great with a video it recently posted of Winston’s offseason workouts.
Just as he did last year when he forged a complete physical transformation of himself, Winston has spent a good part of the offseason working out under the guidance of personal trainer Tim Grover.
A quick look at some of what Winston is doing to maintain the physical edge he developed can be seen in this video provided by the folks at Grover’s attackathletics.com.
This is pretty impressive stuff, even for a professional football player, but it’s further proof Winston is indeed focused on becoming not just one of the league’s elite players, but one of the best of all time.