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Jameis Winston quickly realizes NFL has no offseason

In past years, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston spent the time that wasn’t football season playing baseball. This year, he devoted his offseason exclusively to football. And he has learned something.

“The thing about the offseason is you really don’t get an offseason,” Winston told WTSP-TV, via “You got to continue to work, continue to prepare. I feel like I’ve got better.”

One of the narratives that point to Winston being more Peyton Manning than Ryan Leaf comes from the reality that he has yet to go all in on football -- and that when he does he’ll be even better at football.

Soon, we’ll all find out whether there’s any merit to that concept, starting with Winston starting his regular-season career against the quarterback taken one spot after Winston in the draft, Marcus Mariota of the Titans.