Report: Patriots unlikely to pursue Jameis Winston
Now that teams more or less have their starting quarterbacks settled, a handful of guys are left looking for new homes and struggling to find them.
One of them is Jameis Winston, who won’t be back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they signed Tom Brady. Winston doesn’t really have any prospects as a starter right now.
The one team that is still being linked to potential starters is the New England Patriots. According to Michael Giardi of NFL Media, however, any pursuit of Winston by the Patriots is unlikely.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) March 20, 2020
The Patriots value ball protection, and Winston’s 30 interceptions would not fly with them. He’s not a safe enough option. That means Winston is looking at a backup job, but it’s not even clear where that will end up being.