The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to move on from former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston after the team landed Tom Brady in free agency.
The Buccaneers signed the former New England Patriots star to a two-year contract. That spelled the end of Winston’s time in Tampa as the former Florida State star hit free agency.
Now that Winston is without a team, one NFL Network analyst made an interesting observation. The No. 1 overall picks from 2010-15 haven’t exactly worked out as the teams who drafted them would like.
Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network noted Sam Bradford, Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney and Jameis Winston are all free agents. Meanwhile, Andrew Luck retired from football before the 2019 season.
Here’s the full list.
An eye-opening list as we ponder the 2020 @NFLDraft.
#1 overall picks: 2010-2015
'15: Jameis Winston – free agent
'14: JD Clowney – free agent
'13: Eric Fisher – Chiefs LT
'12: Andrew Luck – retired
'11: Cam Newton – free agent
'10: Sam Bradford – free agent
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 25, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Fisher is the only No. 1 pick from 2010-15 still with the team that drafted him.
Meanwhile, Winston, Clowney and Newton are all looking for new opportunities. All three should sign in the next few weeks, while Bradford and Luck probably won’t see the field any time soon.
Bradford’s last run with an NFL team came in 2018 when he was released by the Arizona Cardinals. Luck stepped away from football in the summer of 2019 after a series of nagging injuries