Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston told reporters at the NFL combine on Friday that he wants to "be the face of someone's franchise."

By SI Wire
February 20, 2015

Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston told reporters at the NFL combine on Friday that he wants to "be the face of someone's franchise."

Winston, who also played baseball for the Seminoles, said this is the first offseason he's had since he was four years old where he can focus solely on football.

"I don't even know how good I can be," he said. 

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Winston said he's not competing against fellow quarterback prospect Marcus Mariota, but against people like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

"I plan on winning the Super Bowl next year. I want my name to stay relevant for the next 15, 20 years," he said.

The quarterback said it would be a "privilege" to be drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. 

Winston also addressed his previous off-the-field behavior, saying "I know I made mistakes, I know I have a past." 

While at Florida State, he was investigated for and cleared of a rape allegation and was cited for shoplifting.

"Right now it's about moving forward and earning the trust of these 32 teams out here," he said

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Winston said he has helped learn from his mistakes through seeing kids and "knowing I let them down. They look up to me. My little brother is seven."

The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, Winston threw for 4,057 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions​ that season while leading the Seminoles to a national title. 

- Molly Geary

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