Jameis Winston is the definition of a leader on the football field, there's no question about it. But according to his former teammate, James Wilder Jr., his leadership style is a bit different than most other quarterbacks. As Coley Harvey of ESPN reports, Wilder said Winston's "goofy" ways are actually a big part of his success.
"That's just his personality. He's not going to change it," Wilder told ESPN. "That's a big part of his success; keeping people calm and collect."
Wilder went on to talk about the hype that currently surrounds Winston, including the fact that he's an incredibly hard worker. Apparently, he's been like that since he knew Winston.
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"They're all saying he's a special guy, that he's the last person out the locker room," Wilder said. "He's been like that since I met him in college."
"He's very determined. He's one of those guys who's going to get it no matter what. He has what it takes and he'll give what it takes to be that guy."
Winston just seems to be one of those guys who truly won't accept mediocrity, which is probably a huge part of what led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to choosing him in the 2015 NFL draft.