TAMPA – While his status with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for next season is still in the air, quarterback Jameis Winston has taken steps to correct his nearsightedness, recently undergoing LASIK surgery.
The surgery was Winstan’s idea, not the team, and he is excited about the results.
Jameis Winston underwent surgery on her own, not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. AP PhotoRELATED
Speculation about the surgery began when Winston posted an image of himself on Instagram using optometry glasses with the description, “They know it!”.
The Tampa Bay Times was the first medium to report Winston surgery.
Winston has struggled with myopia throughout his career. When I was at Florida State, television cameras frequently caught Winston narrowing his eyes.
“He can’t read the score, but he can see the boys in front of him, so that’s fine,” Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said at the end of the season.
When asked if Winston considered using contact lenses, Arians said, “He has glasses he sometimes practices with.”
It is not clear how much, if anything, has affected vision in Winston’s precision problems. The interceptions have been constant during his collegial career and in the NFL. He threw 30 interceptions in 2019, but still led the league with 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns. Its 19,737 aerial yards are the seventh highest among the quarterbacks of the league since 2015.
While Winston has maintained a relatively low profile this offseason, he has been involved in charities. Last month he donated $ 100,000 to his hometown’s athletic programs at Hueytown High School and $ 50,000 to his mother Loretta’s alma mater, Miles College, where he has hosted his Dream Forever football camps.