Scouting the NFC South: 3 Saints FAs Jacksonville Jaguars should target
The Jacksonville Jaguars can add a quarterback with starting experience.
There’s a 99 percent chance the Jaguars will use the first overall selection in 2021’s draft to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. However, the rest of their quarterback room isn’t settled, which could prompt the team to look for a veteran in free agency.
The open market will offer plenty of quarterback options, but the Jaguars should take a look at former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Jameis Winston, who took a backup job with the Saints in 2020.
The 2015 first overall pick wouldn’t be signed to compete with Lawerence. Rather, he would take on a backup role and step on the field in case the former Tigers quarterback missed time. Even though Winston often made head-scratching decisions with the ‘Bucs’, a year under Saints head coach Sean Payton likely helped him refined his skill set.
Gardner Minshew and Jake Luton are currently on the Jaguars’ roster but the former could have some trade value and Winston would represent an upgrade over both. Keep in mind he’s just two years removed from throwing 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also had 30 interceptions but the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to Winston.