In an effort to improve his vision and perhaps his football skills, Jameis Winston underwent LASIK surgery. His vision hasn’t necessarily affected his career, but he figured the procedure would help.
Winston led the league with 30 interceptions this past season. It wasn’t all bad for the former No. 1 pick though, as he also threw for 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns.
On Thursday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was asked about Winston’s decision to get LASIK surgery. Arians didn’t spend too much time on that topic, saying he doesn’t talk about players’ personal matters.
This shouldn’t serve as a huge surprise, especially since Arians is more focused on whether or not the team will re-sign Winston. Besides, the veteran coach tries to keep his opinions football related.
Arians declined to comment on Jameis Winston and LASIK surgery, saying he doesn’t talk about players’ “personal business.”
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) February 13, 2020
Another possibility is that Arians doesn’t want to speak about Winston because he’s technically a free agent.
Arians revealed earlier this week that re-signing defensive players takes priority over signing a quarterback, saying “it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is because we’d be back to square one.”
It’ll certainly be interesting to see if the Buccaneers re-sign Winston this offseason. He’s still just 26 years old and his best football might be ahead of him.
Tampa Bay will be looking to take the next step under Arians in 2020.