Don’t rule out Jameis Winston as possible option for Colts
The Indianapolis Colts could turn to Jameis Winston in free agency to replace quarterback Carson Wentz.
A name that’s flying under the radar on the quarterback market is Jameis Winston and that’s due to the fact that he’s recovering from a torn ACL.
Winston had surgery back in November after injuring his left knee in a game for the New Orleans Saints. He’s on the road to recovery and will soon have to find a team for next season once free agency begins.
His latest recovery development will assist Winston in getting a new contract. Just four months removed from surgery, Winston is already back to doing his widely-loved viral workouts.
Jameis Winston is recovering well from surgery
Winston has been keeping fans updated on his progress, recently sharing footage of him running on an anti-gravity treadmill. With it being so early in the process, it’s still unclear if Winston could be ready for the start of next season.
If he is ready, he should have the opportunity to prove once again that he can be a productive starter in the NFL. He was able to showcase that in his time in New Orleans.
Winston joined the Saints in 2020 to learn and reinvent his game under Drew Brees and Sean Payton. After Brees retired, Winston won the job as his successor and started 2021 for New Orleans.
In seven games before getting hurt, Winston led the Saints to a 5-2 record while throwing for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just three interceptions.
Winston was able to produce the positives of his game without making throwing the costly interception that he had become infamous for with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That seven-game sample size should be enough evidence for him to garner interest from quarterback-needy teams like the Indianapolis Colts.
Colts should explore signing Jameis Winston
Indianapolis seems determined to move on from Carson Wentz and the chances of landing Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson don’t look good right now.
Missing out on those two would force Indy to choose from quarterbacks that all have different question marks. For Winston, those question marks are his injury and if he can resist reverting to the quarterback that led the league in passing yards and interceptions.
If the Colts can are pleased with Winston’s recovery progress, he would be a better option at quarterback than a lot of the other players that Indy may have to settle for if they can’t score big.