It looks like the national nightmare could finally be over.
Reports out of Tallahassee indicate that Florida State‘s freshman phenom quarterback Jameis Winston might be wearing contacts on the football field very soon.
Anyone who watched Saturday night’s match-up between the Noles and Miami saw Winston continually squinting as he looked to the sideline to try to get the signs. ABC showed him dozens of times struggling to see the complex hand signals coming in from the sideline. In fact, they showed it so much that it became one of the most talked about aspects of the game.
During the game, announcer Brent Musberger said Winston wore contacts everywhere except on the football field. He never elaborated as to why that was the case, but it certainly didn’t make sense.
After all, it would stand to reason that if Winston struggled to look to the sidelines to see signals he would also have trouble seeing clearly downfield.
However, based on his performance thus far, that couldn’t seem further from the truth.
Through eight games, Winston is completing an incredible 70 percent of his passes and has a sterling 24-6 touchdown to interception ratio. He’s been a revelation for head coach Jimbo Fisher, particularly because of his calm demeanor both on and off the field.
It’s hard to imagine his play getting any better with the addition of contacts, but it certainly can’t hurt. With a struggling Wake Forest team on the schedule next, it might make sense for Winston to try them out against a lesser opponent before he plays in one of the bigger games remaining.
He’s already outstanding without them.
If he gets better with them, look out.