Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston may have tipped his hand a bit recently, securing an insurance policy covering himself for 8-10 million dollars, per a report from Yahoo! Sports.
Such a move probably indicates that Winston will opt for the NFL Draft after this season, regardless of comments made by his father recently. The disability and loss of value policy would compensate Winston should he suffer an injury affecting his current projection as an early pick in the draft. This can be read as a strong signal of Winston’s intentions to go pro, since such a policy typically costs up to $60,000 a year.
Winston became the first freshman quarterback ever to lead his team to a national championship in 2013– he is also the youngest Heisman Trophy winner of all time.
The news draws more attention to the back-up situation in Tallahassee, as FSU fans think about the future of the position. Sean Maguire is the likely choice at QB2 right now, although John Franklin III did impress with his strong arm in the Seminoles’ spring game. Also in the conversation is J.J. Cosentino, a former 4-star recruit who recently arrived on campus and turned heads when he threw a football over a four-story building:
As far as recruiting goes, the “Noles currently have a commitment from Jacksonville First Coast senior De’Andre Johnson, a 3-star dual-threat quarterback who also holds offers from Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and UCLA.
Speculation aside, no one is really sure what Winston will do: if he’s shown one thing in his time at FSU, it’s his propensity for the dramatic and unexpected.