Jameis Winston can see clearly, now that he has undergone eye surgery.
Whether he can see all the obstacles — defensive backs — in his way remains to be seen.
After signing a one-year deal with the Saints to learn behind Drew Brees, Winston revealed how much the LASIK eye surgery he underwent in February has improved his vision.
“I can read license plates. I can read street signs,” Winston told reporters Wednesday. “I think the precision in the vision is the biggest difference.”
The 26-year-old Winston led the NFL last season with 30 interceptions, while also throwing for a league-high 5,109 yards to go with 33 touchdowns — becoming the first quarterback to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a single season. The surgery corrected Winston’s nearsightedness and astigmatism.
“No blurriness, and I think that’s huge,” Winston said. “Depth perception has increased tremendously and those are the big things. I didn’t have bad eyes, I just had astigmatism. I had certain things that they had to fix to increase the precision and the sharpness of my vision.”
Winston did not wear contacts while playing, but sometimes wore goggles in practice, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said last year. The Florida State product was often seen squinting during his college playing days but always downplayed any impact it had on his game.
“He can’t read the scoreboard, but he can see the guys in front of him, so he’s fine,” Arians said.
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