Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston may be getting a new nickname. Squints.
Just like the kid from The Sandlot, Winston looks like he is in desperate need of some new glasses every time he looks towards the sideline. Justis Mosqueda of Sporting News has a great business idea for Winston:
Jameis Winston's going to squint himself into a sponsorship. Question is, goggles or contacts?— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) November 3, 2013
It should be noted that he wouldn't have to squint during games if he wore the contacts he actually is prescribed as Naples Daily News' Tom Hanson Jr. points out.
Winston normally wears contacts but in games he does not so he squints to see plays on the sidelines. #FSUvsMiami— Tom Hanson (@TomHansonJr) November 3, 2013
Either way, the Famous Jameis squint has given us another interesting thing to talk about when discussing the redshirt freshman. It obviously isn't affecting his play on the field as he is one of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy.
The dominant freshman has now given opposing fanbases some ammunition to use against him for the rest of the year:
I think there's a 'contacts' / 'interception' joke to be made here.— Matt Lange (@FalconsMLange) November 3, 2013
In the end, if Winston continues his stellar play, how does it matter if he squints when he looks to the sideline?
It's obviously working for him.
But then again, we could easily see this before the 2015 draft:
Jameis Winston squints when looking to the sideline. Might need contacts. NFL teams should stay away. MY COLUMN:— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) November 3, 2013
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.