Jameis Winston is still a free agent after being replaced by Tom Brady for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the quarterback market has slowed down and teams will now take a look at Winston. One intriguing team that could be a potential landing spot for Winston is the Green Bay Packers.
ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck thinks the Packers would make a lot of sense for Winston. He mentioned that in a segment on ESPN on Monday morning.
Hasselbeck loves the situation that Winston would be in with the Packers. He would be able to learn behind Aaron Rodgers and be the quality backup that Green Bay could use. Tim Boyle is the current backup for the Packers.
Winston is coming off of a big season in 2019 that also saw him throw 30 interceptions. He racked up 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns. Those numbers show big-time potential.
While the potential is there, the turnovers cannot happen. Matt LaFleur has worked with a ton of great quarterbacks and his coaching could help Winston as well. The Packers would absolutely be an intriguing landing spot for Winston.
Unfortunately, Winston would have to lower his price dramatically for this to happen. At one point in time, Winston was searching for $30 million per season. He won’t be anything close to that.
Green Bay may not end up showing any kind of interest in Winston. But, with Rodgers not getting any younger, signing Winston might make sense. He reminds a lot of fans of Brett Favre and fans in Green Bay love that style of football.
It will be interesting to see what the Packers end up doing throughout the rest of the offseason and if they choose to bring in a new quarterback behind Rodgers.