Realistic quarterback options for Colts after trading Carson Wentz
Jameis Winston is an option for Colts
Jameis Winston is also a quarterback recovering from surgery, but his is a knee surgery for a torn ACL. He sustained the injury during last season and had a procedure in November.
Winston’s timeline for his return to football activities is unclear, but he is already running on a zero-gravity treadmill and doing some offseason quarterback workouts.
While he focuses on rehabbing his knee, he will also be tasked with finding a new home.
Winston has always been a talented quarterback, from his days as a prep star to winning the Heisman trophy and becoming the No. 1 overall pick.
During his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Winston displayed his arm talent by putting up big passing numbers like leading the league with 5,109 yards in 2019.
The only problem is that he also had a tendency to throw avoidable interceptions. That is why he joined the New Orleans Saints, so he could learn from Drew Brees and Sean Payton.
After Brees retired and Winston took over at quarterback, it looked like his time at “quarterback school” paid off. In the seven games before injuring his knee, New Orleans was 5-2 and Jameis had thrown for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just three interceptions.
If Winston can return early in the season with that level of efficiency, the Colts could use him. He still has a big arm that can sling the ball around the field and when he was last in action, he was a better decision-maker.