Jared Lorenzen Chimes In On Jameis Winston's Weight
Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
QB Jameis Winston's weight came into question again this week after another pudgy shirtless picture of him hit the web from Florida State's pro day. On Friday, former Kentucky big boy QB Jared Lorenzen chimed in with support for Winston and his weight. Per CBS Sports...

"You’re not outrunning people. You still got to have your quick feet. You still got to have your mobility, quick arm release, all that. But I don’t think being big at the quarterback position is a bad thing. I was talking to some people earlier: Name me the last big quarterback that got hurt. You look around the league, all these skinny guys that can run around – RG3 – all these guys are always hurt. The big guys are used to it. We can take the pounding. We can take what it’s like to play 16 to 20 games a season. …

"… Everybody goes back to the famous picture of Tom Brady when they saw him (when he was a sixth-rounder). By no means is (Winston) going to be Tom Brady, but by no means is he JaMarcus Russell, either. He’s not me. He doesn’t look that big. He’s just a big guy. If I had any advice to give to him, I would say everybody that’s talking right now, just block it out unless it’s your agent or the Tampa Bay Bucs—because that’s all that matters right now."

“I don’t think that what he’s doing right now is anything crazy,” Lorenzen said. “I don’t think he’s 30 pounds overweight and not working out and all that. I just think he’s a little bit bigger. Nothing crazy. Like you’re saying, there’s going to be a spotlight on him because he’s going to be the No. 1 overall pick. He’s just got to block as much out of that as he can. I thought he had a pretty good pro day. He threw over 100 passes, completed over 90 of them. Yes you would expect that at a pro day, but he’s just got to do what he’s got to do to make Tampa Bay happy.
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Prof111 months
Of course Jared's gonna defend extra weight. Hell, not dropping a few pounds cost him a job in the NFL!

There was a great in depth interview with him not long ago (ESPN did it IIRC) that you can read online and while Jared acknowledges his issues and he still isn't ready to completely deal with his weight and all that it's cost him. I like Jared a lot but he needs to come to grips with it all. It would be a shame to see him die way too young from this.
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aVatiger111 months
how many games did JL start in the NFL?
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Thracken13111 months
in all honesty, i agree with the Hefty Lefty. right now its the "in thing" to do and thats pile on Winston. people need to give it a rest.
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earl keese111 months
"right now its the in thing to do and thats pile on Winston". Winston brought on all the negative press on his own. It's his questionable behavior while he was at FSU that have got people questioning and "piling" on everything he does and says. That includes the way he looks.
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wildtigercat93111 months
Okay. He's not fat

He's still rapey
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