Bengals Free Agency: 5 potential replacements for Brandon Allen in 2022
By Eric Bruns
One of the hottest commodities on the market this offseason when it comes to quarterbacks is Jameis Winston. Or at least I would think but according to Bruce Arians, he thinks Winston could find a better home than in Tampa Bay.
"While fielding questions about potential targets, Arians said he isn’t “totally opposed” to reuniting with Jameis Winston, the former No. 1 overall pick who spent one season as Arians’ QB in Tampa Bay. Winston is scheduled to hit free agency later this month after an abbreviated run as the Saints’ starter. But Arians added that he feels Winston would find a better home elsewhere."
It wouldn’t be surprising to see several teams vie for Winston. They could sign him for fairly cheap and still get some good years out of him. The issue with Winston is he is too inconsistent, but when he is on, he is on.
As a backup, guys do not need to be consistent for 17 games. Hopefully, at worst, they just need to fill in for a few games, which is what Winston can give a team. He could be a lot like Ryan Fitzpatrick, great for a few games but not a full season.
Enough teams will be interested in Winston as a starter, especially if he comes back 100% from his injury. He was having a solid season with the Saints before his injury, though his yardage was low, he was averaging two touchdowns a game and only had three interceptions in eight games.
Though he could make a good addition to the Bengals, it is most likely that Winston will sign somewhere and be a starting quarterback in 2022.