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Jameis Winston Achieved Major Life Milestone This Offseason

Larry Rupp
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston achieved a major life milestone this offseason.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston achieved a major life milestone this offseason. / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL offseason can be used as time to relax with the family or get into shape at the gym, but New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston had something even better in mind. He recently announced on Instagram that he has officially graduated with a degree from Florida State University.

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While it may be hard to believe, it has been over eight years since Winston led the Seminoles to a BCS National Championship. He also took home the Heisman Trophy that season after completing 66.9% of his pass attempts for 4,057 yards and accounting for 44 total touchdowns (10 interceptions).

The 28-year-old has been taking online classes ever since becoming the No. 1 overall pick in 2015 and the hard work has finally paid off. He joined his FSU classmates at graduation on Friday night and grabbed his diploma on the stage after majoring in social sciences to go along with a business minor.

Winston had no shortage of congratulatory tweets sent his way that included current Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell and the Saints social media account. Of course, the Pro Bowl signal-caller returned to New Orleans on a two-year deal in free agency in hopes of starting once again.

Nothing is a given, but it's safe to say Winston has a leg up on both Taysom Hill and Andy Dalton heading into the next phase of the offseason. He posted a 5-2 record with New Orleans in 2021 and owned a 14:3 touchdown to interception ratio before suffering a season-ending ACL injury.

The Saints currently have odds set at +4400 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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