Jameis Winston hilariously stumbles through padded tackling machine at Saints camp

By , Audacy Sports

Tackling machine 1, Jameis Winston 0.

The Saints quarterback got roasted on social media on Wednesday afternoon, when a padded gauntlet got the better of him at training camp.

Winston, working out with several other Saints skill players, was practicing his ball security when the padded dummies of the gauntlet seemed to give him a great deal of difficulty.

Clad in the customary protective red practice jersey for quarterbacks, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Winston stumbles through the padded tackling bags and nearly ends up eating the turf before he regains his balance and jogs off.

The clip was aired on NFL Network, as the Saints don't allow local media to film practice, but a discerning viewer managed to get the hilarious video on social media.

Winston, for his part, apparently found the video on social media after practice, and had a good sense of humor about it.

"That second pad on the left got me with that hit stick!," he quipped, closing his post with a #StillStanding hashtag.

Football fans on Twitter had a field day with the much-needed midweek comic relief, dredging up a few other of Famous Jameis' forgettable moments.

In fairness to Winston, he's not the first player, let alone household name, to suffer such a defeat so far in training camp.

Last week, Browns defensive Jadeveon Clowney went down hard when he tripped over a tackling dummy during drills.

Winston, 27, is competing with Taysom Hill to start at quarterback for the Saints. The former No. 1 overall pick served as a backup last year, and saw action when starter Drew Brees and Hill were both injured. Winston led the league in passing yards as recently as 2019, but he also led the league in interceptions that season.

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