Bucs GM Licht on Winston: Team knows that 'this is the leader'

November 2, 2015

It goes without saying that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a few leaders on their roster. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David are two names that come to mind. Apparently, rookie quarterback Jameis Winston can be added to the list.

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network's "Move the Sticks" podcast that the team knows Winston is one of the leaders.

"Everybody here in the building feels it," Licht told Jeremiah when describing Winston's energy. "He's a winner, he's a natural leader, he's incredibly smart, one of the smartest young quarterbacks ... maybe the smartest young quarterback I've ever been around at this stage, and the hardest worker on the team."

"The team already knows that this is the leader."


It's interesting to hear Licht say it, but it's definitely something evident when watching the Buccaneers play. Winston is full of energy and is almost always the first player up to a teammate in both good and bad situations.

There's pretty much nothing but praise to throw in the direction of Winston at this point, and Licht seems to be on that same page.

(h/t Bucs Blitz)