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Jamesis Winston is nothing like Eli Manning

by Craig Santucci | Managing Editor

Jamesis Winston is like Eli Manning?  What a terrible analogy. If you’re paying attention…the latest blast of hot air is that Winston can be compared to Eli Manning.

So anyone with a bad offensive line, average receivers and who forces the ball when they feel pressure to jump-start their team will be compared to Eli Manning. This is a poor excuse for journalism.

In this comparison the author compared his physical attributes to Byron Leftwich.  An average NFL quarterback.  Which would lead me to believe that his mental attributes are being compared to Eli Manning. At this point, 11 years later I would think that a two-time Super Bowl Champion and MVP winner would garner more respect.

In case you don’t know…it is very hard to win a Superbowl.  Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Boomer Esiason, Warren Moon, and Jim Kelly never won a Super Bowl, let alone two. Eli Manning is also not a game manager like Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson and Russell Wilson.

Jameis Winston’s “mental awareness” is extremely flawed and his track record for off the field decision-making is very public. Eli and Winston don’t have the same throwing motion, body style, work ethic, or off the field habits. They clearly don’t have the same resume,  so what are we talking about here?   Where is the comparison?

A quarterback who throws a lot of interceptions…and loses games because of it.  That would mean Jameis is also like Brett Favre, Tony Romo, Johnny Unitas, Peyton Manning and John Elway.

Clearly this comparison is extremely lazy and an easy way to say Winston makes mistakes on and off the field.

A real comparison comes from Mike Mayock accessing his “style” of play.

Jameis Winston reminds me a little of Jay Cutler coming out of Vanderbilt.  He has no conscience what so ever…he just let’s it rip.

Obviously a whole host of off the field concerns.