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Jameis Winston says he’s focused on baseball, not the NFL draft

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston’s father, Antonor, said in June he expected his son to play two more seasons of football and one more season of baseball at Florida State University.

Despite his off-field issues this year, Winston still appears likely to be the first or (likely) second quarterback selected in this year’s draft if he elects to declare himself eligible.

However, in the aftermath of Florida State’s loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Thursday night, the younger Winston said he may be intending to stick to his father’s plan.

I’m not focused on that at all. I’m looking forward to next season and playing baseball,” Jameis said, via Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times.

Winston has two weeks to make a decision on his draft status as the deadline to declare for the draft in January 15. But maybe it isn’t a certainty after all that Winston will be turning pro and heading to the NFL.