On Friday morning, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially signed former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to a two-year contract.
Inking Brady to a new deal means the Buccaneers are likely parting ways with former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston. The former Florida State star struggled with turnovers in 2020, leading to his dismissal.
Now that he’s off the team, where could Winston land in free agency? The immediate answer appears to be the New England Patriots, who have a need at quarterback after Brady left.
However, as NFL insider Tom Pelissero notes, the Patriots don’t seem to be in any hurry to fill the void left by Brady – at least not yet. Pelissero mentioned three teams that appear to be viable landing spots.
Here’s what he had to say:
“Look at some of the teams with older starting quarterbacks. In Pittsburgh, they do have Mason Rudolph behind Ben Roethlisberger, but you could see a case there to get [Winston]. New Orleans with Teddy Bridgewater moving on. Now they have Taysom Hill, but do they want another young backup quarterback that also has a lot of starting experience. Or even in Atlanta, with Matt Schaub backing up Matt Ryan for the past few years. Winston’s old coach Dirk Koetter is there too.”
The Steelers have been mentioned by several NFL analysts as a good landing spot. However, the team is strapped for cash heading into the 2020 season.
Atlanta and New Orleans would give Winston the opportunity to face his former team twice per season.
Where will Jameis land?