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Jameis Winston Says He’s One of the NFL’s Best Quarterbacks

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Last season while playing quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jameis Winston became the first NFL QB in league history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season.

 

The former No. 1 overall pick finished his 2019 season with 33 touchdowns, 30 interceptions and 5,109 passing yards, tops in the NFL.
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When he signed with the Saints this offseason, Winston made history again by becoming the first quarterback during the Super Bowl era to lead the league in passing and then change teams.

Despite going 28-42 over five seasons as a starter and having no better option than to take a one-year, $1.1 million contract with New Orleans to back up Drew Brees, the 26-year-old is still convinced he has the goods to be a force in the NFL.

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Speaking with Bleacher Report, the former Florida State star said he is better than “a lot” of the quarterbacks who will enter the season as NFL starters. “I know what I’m worth,” Winston told the publication. “And I know day in and day out, without publicly coming in and saying it, that historically I’m one of the best quarterbacks to play the game.”

It’s unclear what NFL history books Winston is examining to help him reach that conclusion, but perhaps he is basing it on the fact that only Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger have ever thrown for more yardage than he passed for last season.

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Give Winston this: He’s still confident.

“There’s people talking about me like I’m an old, washed-up quarterback,” he said. “Like I’m 40 years old. I’ve got so much life. I’ve got so much energy, man. This is not over for me.”

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End SARS: Details of Ooni’s meeting with Obasanjo emerge

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Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, on Monday hosted Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President, with an appeal to the End SARS protesters across Nigeria to retreat.

Ooni, while receiving Obasanjo at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile-Ife, described the End SARS protests as a clear message by the Nigerian youth to the government.

He also urged the youths to give the government the chance to attend to their demands fully.

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The royal father said, “If you look at the End SARS protest, you’ll see that our youths have what it takes to rule the country.

“Since day one, they’ve shown leadership, accountability and a huge sense of responsibility which has sent a clear message to the government.

“Every day at 11:50 pm, they displayed their financial update, and to me, I am highly amazed by their sense of accountability.

“As a youth leader myself, I’m proud that we all have communicated our ideas, and it’s heartwarming that we’ve been heard.

“Dear youths, it’s time to retreat so as to prevent those with ulterior motives from hijacking the peaceful message of peace.

“The whole world is aware of our peaceful conduct, and we must not let some bad elements tarnish this enviable integrity.

“Once again, I wish to urge our youths to stop the protest, for now and give peace a chance. This will prevent the government from using force.”

Speaking earlier, NAN reports that Obasanjo described the EndSARS protest as the product of an extensive agitation by the Nigerian youth that needed to be attended to by the government.

He said: “More than 65 percent of our population are under the ages of 18 and 30; they aren’t only struggling to acquire education, they’re also aspiring for the best that life can offer them.

“Some of them did not even get educated, while those who are educated are getting frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realize that the lid on the boiling steam would’ve to be removed.

But, I believe that there are windows of opportunity which the government can explore to show that it cares about the people’s welfare, especially the youth, as the father of the country and particularly, as the father of the youth.

“Fortunately, the President has children, and he knows how youths behave.

“I believe that the opportunities can still be taken to let the youth know that he, as a father, understands their plight and that his government understands their plight and he’s ready to make life better for them.”

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