Saints free agency should be interesting and Jameis Winston is one of the many players hitting the open market. As we’re learning, the New Orleans Saints aren’t the only team with quarterback needs though and that could make retaining Winston tricky.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports wrote an article where he discussed one move that every NFL team needed to make. The Saints’ was re-signing Winston as soon as humanly possible but NOLA wasn’t the only team to be linked to Winston in this write-up.
La Canfora also said that the Pittsburgh Steelers need to ‘Make a run at Winston’.
"Make a run at Winston. Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins are not the answer and this team can still contend with sufficient QB play. Winston would unlock the downfield passing game and create some space for Najee Harris in the box. Regardless, you need a veteran QB who has won some games in the league. I’d also promote from within for GM."
Saints Free Agency: Jameis Winston to the Steelers?
When I published an article with potential landing spots for Winston, the Steelers were indeed on the list. It makes sense why they’re a team who could desperately use Winston, as they had their future Hall of Fame quarterback retire this offseason and hadn’t found his replacement prior to his retirement.
As La Canfora notes, Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins aren’t going to be long-term answers in the Steel City so why not go after Winston? There are weapons in Pittsburgh, unlike in New Orleans, and the Steelers are one of the most respected franchises in the entire NFL. Most players dream of playing for the Steelers at some point in their career due to how storied that franchise is.
I could see Winston in Pittsburgh but ultimately, the Saints are the best fit for him. That doesn’t mean he’ll return to the Big Easy but it makes the most sense for him to. Sean Payton might not be returning to coach the team but Pete Carmichael is returning as the offensive coordinator and Michael Thomas will be back on the field this year, which is something Winston didn’t have last year.
What do you think, Saints fans? Could you see Jameis Winston signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers?