Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 8/13/13

Obviously, the unquestioned star of this college football offseason has been Johnny Manziel. And the star of Florida State Media Day was unquestionably quarterback Jameis Winston. On Sunday, he turned the day into the Jameis Winston show and held court for more than 20 minutes, answering questions, firing off one-liners, quick-witted retorts and even a quick faux-wrestling promo. The two sport star (he also has quite the arm in baseball and contributed to the ‘Noles top ten baseball team) gave us this gem: “If I ever get Manziel Disease, I want all of you to smack me in the head with your microphones.” The redshirt freshman Winston is currently in a battle for the starting quarterback job with sophomore Jacob Coker, and he was asked a question about “Manziel disease.” The reporter, who used the term first, was likely referencing the distractions that come with being a young star quarterback. In other words, Jameis Winston, who might strive to be the anti-Johnny Manziel, didn’t invent the phrase. He repeated it. He’s a great overall soundbite, and the starting signal caller job, with E.J. Manuel gone now to the Buffalo Bills, is all up in the air now. And with the way Jameis Winston walks into a room full of reporters, you know he can handle being the man, having the spotlight shine upon him. Since spring football, it’s been pretty clear that Jameis Winston could be one of college football’s next big things. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@PaulMBanks) The post Florida State QB Jameis Winston popularizes term ‘Manziel Disease’ appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.

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