Jameis Winston joined the set of NFL Network’s Total Access to discuss a litany of topics. Whether it was Bruce Arians, his foundation to help underprivileged kids access computers and internet, or the upcoming 2019 season, Winston was in high spirits and ready for the season to get underway.
One topic he hit on was that of frustrated and disgruntled wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who appears to want nothing to do with Winston and was fed up with the quarterback’s inability to target him or hit him on deep passes since his arrival in 2017. Winston, on the other hand, had a much more optimistic approach;
“We talked briefly. The thing about having a guy like DeSean Jackson, he’s passionate. He wants to win. And when you have a guy like that, winning and losing really separates how he’s gonna react. He really wants to be an important part in winning football games and he knows he’s a very important piece to winning football games.
So, if we were winning he’s a selfless individual and he’s fine. But when you’re losing and the guy doesn’t feel like he’s getting taken advantage of, of course he’s gonna have something to say. That’s just his make up. That’s just how he’s been in this league and he’s still one of the best deep threat targets in the NFL. I hope he comes back.”
There are still questions surrounding DJax and his future in Tampa to which we will likely get the answers sooner rather than later. With a $10-million dollar hit against the cap for a team with little to spend on the open market, DJax appears expendable. On the other hand, he now has his new head coach and his quarterback in his corner vouching for him to return,
With the other rumors swirling that Adam Humphries won’t be back and will leave in free agency, losing DJax could arguably decimate what was a deep position group in 2018. All that would be left are Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as far as proven talent is concerned.
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, but it appears Jackson has plenty of support in Tampa Bay if he were to return.