The Colts have several options at quarterback if they want to pursue them. One of them could be the former number one pick of the 2015 draft.
Jacoby Brissett might be fighting to keep his starting job after his poor end to 2019. There are several quarterbacks who are free agents this offseason who could be in play for the Colts. One of those possibilities was a former number one overall pick, and no it’s not Andrew Luck.
It’s actually Jameis Winston. Winston led the league in passing this past season with 5,109 yards for the Buccaneers. He added 33 touchdowns to that impressive yardage total. The problem is, he added 30 interceptions and 12 fumbles, which far exceeded his positive touchdown total.
Winston’s issue has always been consistency. Winston continues to turn the ball over at an alarming rate. He can look so dominant at times, like he did against the Colts when he threw 5 touchdowns. But in that same game, he threw 3 picks.
The one good thing that Brissett did this past season is take care of the football. He didn’t turn it over often and give the other team a chance to do something with it. The Colts’ defense isn’t good enough to survive turnovers at the rate Winston provides them.
For that one reason, it’s unlikely the Colts would sign Winston. He will likely get another shot at a starting job, but it’s unclear where that opportunity will be. If the rest of the roster was better around the quarterback, they might take a chance on him.
It’s going to be interesting to see if they would even decide to bring him in for a workout or talk at any point. Winston would be a polarizing decision for the fan base for sure.