3 Touchdown Spots For Jameis Winston In 2022

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Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field on October 25, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.
(Photograph by Steph Chambers/Getty Photos)

 

Quarterback Jameis Winston is because of turn out to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Winston, 27, underwent surgical procedure in November on his left knee to restore a torn ACL and managed MCL.

Previous to Winston’s damage, he led the New Orleans Saints to a 5-2 document, throwing for 14 touchdowns and solely three interceptions.

That Saints (5-7) have misplaced 5 consecutive video games in Winston’s absence.

Listed here are three NFL groups Winston may play for in 2022:

3. New Orleans Saints

The Saints may look to re-sign Winston.

Nevertheless, Winston will possible garner the next wage than the one-year, $5.5 million incentive-laced deal he signed for the 2021 season.

It may be smart for Saints basic supervisor Mickey Loomis to supply Winston an analogous incentive-laced deal, particularly contemplating the franchise ranks final within the NFL with about $61.26 million over the wage cap in 2022.

When Winston signed with the Saints in 2020, he grew to become the primary quarterback within the Tremendous Bowl period to guide the NFL in passing yards (5,109 yards within the 2019 season) to then play for a brand new staff the next season.

The explanation why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers determined to not re-sign Winston was his propensity for turnovers and his notorious “30 for 30” season in 2019.

Winston was the last word feast or famine quarterback, throwing for 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in his remaining season with the Buccaneers.

Winston performed in 4 video games for the Saints in 2020, studying beneath Future Corridor of Famer Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton.

It’s clear Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian usually are not the Saints’ quarterbacks of the long run.

If the Saints don’t re-sign Winston or search for a quarterback in free company, they may additionally draft a rookie.

Coming into Week 14 of the 2021 season, the Saints would have the tenth decide of the 2022 NFL Draft.

2. Denver Broncos

Journeyman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is within the remaining 12 months of his contract and is because of turn out to be an unrestricted free agent in 2022.

Plus, third-year participant Drew Lock hasn’t developed how the Broncos had hoped, dropping the beginning quarterback place battle to Bridgewater earlier than the beginning of the 2021 season.

Lock, 25, shall be within the remaining 12 months of his rookie contract in 2022.

Within the offseason, the Broncos are projected to have $48.09 million to spend, so signing Winston may very well be an choice.

Plus, the Broncos have a proficient receiving corps with Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Ok.J. Hamler.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger, 39, is in his 18th season for the Steelers and the ultimate 12 months of his contract.

Earlier this month, studies surfaced that the 2021 season shall be Roethlisberger’s remaining NFL season.

Roethlisberger is a future Corridor of Famer, however the Steelers misplaced 5 of their final six video games to finish the 2020 season and are hanging by a thread within the AFC playoff hunt with a 6-6-1 document.

It’s clear backup quarterback Mason Rudolph isn’t Massive Ben’s inheritor contemplating he tied the Detroit Lions this season and he received benched within the 2019 season in favor of Devlin “Duck” Hodges, who’s now within the CFL.

Rudolph is the one Steelers quarterback beneath contract past the 2021 season.

Dwayne Haskins serves because the staff’s third-stringer and Josh Dobbs is on the injured-reserve listing.

Discovering an appropriate substitute for Roethlisberger must be a foremost precedence for basic supervisor Kevin Colbert within the offseason, particularly contemplating the Steelers are as a result of have about $43.72 million in salary-cap area.

If the Steelers resolve to draft a rookie quarterback, they’re as a result of have the fifteenth general decide of the 2022 NFL Draft as of Saturday evening.

Editor’s Observe: Wage cap projections are primarily based on figures courtesy of Spotrac.com.

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