Winston also was a pitcher and outfielder at Florida State and he said he has altered his throwing motion since coming to the NFL.
“Quickening my stroke was just a lot of repetition,’’ Winston said. “The main thing was to get my left hip open. Sometimes, when I’m pitching, I throw with a closed hip. [Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter] has been emphasizing, 'Jameis, get your hip open when you throw.'"
Winston also talked about the perception that he is the face of the franchise after being the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
“I don’t think about being the face of the franchise,’’ Winston said. “That’s why we have [defensive tackle] Gerald [McCoy]. We have [wide receiver] Vincent [Jackson]. My role right now is to play quarterback and to do that job the best I possibly can.’’