Almost every quarterback that was a free agent this offseason has found a new home. The one exception is Jameis Winston, who remains on the market for the second-straight week.
Winston had an odd season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019. Although he led the league in interceptions, he also threw for 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns.
Since most of the openings in the league have been filled, Winston doesn’t have many options on the table. In fact, the former No. 1 overall pick will have to probably settle for a backup job.
That being said, Winston still has untapped potential that could eventually come out on a different team. Without further ado, let’s take a look at three landing spots for him that make tons of sense.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger for the season, neither Devlin Hodges or Mason Rudolph could sustain success at quarterback.
Adding a proven gunslinger like Winston would give Mike Tomlin’s team a reliable option in the event that Roethlisberger suffers another injury. It might also give the Steelers a chance to see if the Florida State product could be their quarterback of the future.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
Right now, the current starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars is Gardner Minshew. Despite all the success that he had during his rookie season, it’s possible that Minshew regresses in his second year.
Jacksonville could use another quarterback on its roster, especially since Nick Foles is now in Chicago. Signing with the Jaguars would provide Winston an outside chance at competing for a starting job. It also helps that he would have DJ Chark and Leonard Fournette as his top weapons.
3. New Orleans Saints
If Winston’s priority this offseason is finding a team that will develop him as a passer, then look no further than New Orleans. We all saw this past season that Sean Payton could boost a quarterback’s stock quickly. Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater were both considered marquee free agents this offseason.
Winston wouldn’t start with the Saints, but he’d have the opportunity to learn from one of the best quarterbacks of all-time in Drew Brees. There aren’t many teams in the NFL that can offer him that chance.