Heisman Trophy winner and BCS National Champion quarterback Jameis Winston of FSU spent last weekend as a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, according to NFL.com. While talking to reporters at the camp, Winston spoke admirably about Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:
"I'm an observer," Winston told reporters, "so I just observe the way (Peyton) does things. He's so detail-oriented. And how he carries himself -- I'm really trying to see how he carries himself because I want to be the guy 10, 15 years from now that's viewed like a Peyton Manning or an Eli or an Archie."
Winston may want to reconsider being like Archie, who went 37-110-3 as a starter with 125 touchdowns and 173 interceptions during his eleven-year career. But that's beside the point—Winston wants to be like the Mannings, and he's headed in the right direction.
Winston has already done something Peyton never did—he won the Heisman.
Writes NFL.com's Mike Huguenin:
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher told USA Today that he sees some Manning traits in Winston.
"The best thing he has, of everything, is his intelligence and knowledge of the game," Fisher said. "Because he understands it. When we have a conversation, I can say something to him and he sees the whole picture in his mind just like I do -- what the angles are, what they should be, he sees it.
"He just gets it."
Fisher was pleased his quarterback was picked to attend the camp.
Best of luck to you, Winston.
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