It was quite the offseason for NFL quarterback Jameis Winston in 2020. He first got LASIK eye surgery to repair his vision and then became a free agent once Tom Brady decided to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Oddly enough, however, neither were the most life-altering moment during those few months.
On March 27, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak, Winston got married to longtime girlfriend Breion Allen in a rather secret and very private ceremony at their home. The initial wedding was postponed, so the former college football star and first-overall pick decided to improvise.
The two have known each other since high school and have been together for years. They got engaged before the couple welcomed their first child, Antonor Malachi Winston, back in 2018. They have officially tied the knot and shared the news on social media.
Jameis Winston Marries Breion Allen
Ideal? Hardly. Both Jameis and Breion -- both Alabama natives -- were expecting to have a nice wedding with a star-studded guest list. The top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Bucs and the former Rice basketball player made it work, though.
"A week when nothing was going as planned. Our initial wedding had just been postponed and I was in a funk. But @jaboowins3 [Winston] came through and put together a beautiful intimate ceremony in the privacy of our own home. And it seemed it was meant to be this way all along... #MrAndMrsWinston
A Heisman Trophy and national championship winner at Florida State, Winston was coming off a whirlwind season under Bucs head coach Bruce Arians. He had over 5,000 passing yards and 30 touchdowns, but also threw 30 interceptions. It's the first time that has happened in NFL history.
After Super Bowl champion Tom Brady left the New England Patriots to sign a two-year deal in Tampa Bay, Winston left the franchise and signed a one-year deal to be the backup quarterback for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Along with Winston and solid rookie class, several NFL teams made moves last offseason. Cam Newton went to New England. Additionally, Teddy Bridgewater left the New Orleans Saints to sign with the Carolina Panthers and Philip Rivers moved on from the Los Angeles Chargers to sign with the Indianapolis Colts.
It was a fresh start for Winston, and his wedding wasn't the only exciting news.
Jameis Winston's Wife Welcomes Second Child
In August 2021, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and his wife Breion Allen announced they were expecting their second child. The happy couple announced another baby boy was on the way in January 2021.
"Let love be the water... I pour into you, and you pour into me," she wrote on Instagram. "Another Young King on the way."
Then, on December 31, 2020, Breion Allen gave birth to Taurus Allen Winston.
"A week ago on New Years Eve, my 2nd young king decided to make his appearance. Talk about about ending 2020 with a bang!"
No matter what fans tweet or talk on ESPN about Winston when he plays teams like the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, or Tennessee Titans on CBS, he has a loving family that will forever have his back.
Breion and the two boys will definitely be cheering as the Saints start their playoff push in a Wild Card game against the Chicago Bears, too.
This post was originally published on April 6, 2020 before updating.
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