Jameis Winston Should Consider a One-Year Stay in Green Bay
Jameis Winston is still looking for a job. The problem is there are not a lot of starting options left. The one in New England remains the only one available at this point. Other than that, Winston would have to latch on somewhere with a shaky quarterback and hope he falls apart at some point. Winston could be looking at a year of backup before taking the reigns elsewhere. He is chock-full of potential combined with a reckless abandon in terms of playing quarterback. ESPN’s Tim Hasselback suggested that Winston should go to Green Bay, and that’s not a bad take at all. Green Bay is in need of a backup and Jameis could easily rebuild his career there.
Sure, Green Bay still needs to the heir to Aaron Rodgers’ throne. That will not be Winston. But he would be the best backup quarterback in Rodgers’ quarterback history. For once, Packers fans could feel a bit of relief with Winston backing up Rodgers. For the former first overall pick, he could learn from a popular system with Matt LaFleur and spend the year learning the quarterback position from one of the best to ever do it. In 2021, Winston’s agents can sell that story. Packer Report’s Ross Uglem drew up the perfect scenario.
here's how to do the Winston thing:
1 year, $6M
Let him play every preseason snap, bombing the ball all around the field.
Have Rodgers, Getsy and LaFleur say nice things about him all year.
When Foles doesn't work out Chicago gives him 3/$65
GB gets a 3rd round comp pick. https://t.co/j5CZneGQtc
— Ross Uglem (@RossUglem) March 23, 2020
There is one little problem. Green Bay does not have a lot of money right now. Packers are in the bottom 10 of cap space with only 14.8 million dollars. Signing Winston would not rule out a chance at a wide receiver like Taylor Gabriel. But it would limit on other things. Green Bay is likely going to spend their money elsewhere, but a case could be made that an investment in a backup quarterback is a good one. I also think part of the reason to not spend is Green Bay trying to get Josh Rosen, a quarterback Rodgers has somewhat mentored, on the team for a fifth or sixth-round pick.
We’ll see if Winston believes this is a viable option for him or not.