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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Jameis Winston reportedly wants more experienced agents to handle contract

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston is dealing with some serious image issues in the wake of his three-game suspension, but that has not stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback from thinking about his next contract.

NFLPA records show that Winston recently parted ways with his agents, Greg Genske and Kenny Felder. As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes, Winston had been planning to change representation for months, as Genske and Felder are predominantly baseball agents and Winston wants someone with more experience to negotiate his next NFL contract.

Winston has to wait five days before he can hire a new agent, so it’s unclear if he already has new representation lined up. Given his disappointing play in 2017 and the off-field issues he has dealt with, you have to wonder how difficult it will be to negotiate Winston’s next contract.

Winston is under contract through 2019, but there has been some talk about the Bucs potentially parting ways with him. The 24-year-old has faced a ton of criticism and didn’t exactly deny sexually assaulting an Uber driver in his statement of apology, and you have to wonder if he is worth the headaches. At the very least, Winston has probably cost himself a lot of money. That should make him less appealing to agencies.



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