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Top Three Destinations For Jameis Winston

While the former Bucs quarterback had a historically crazy 2019 season, there still is a market for a quarterback with Winston's upside.

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On today's edition of "Top Three Destinations for *insert name*", we are going over former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and number one overall pick, Jameis Winston. Winston's 2019 season was amazing for fantasy users who picked him up, ranking fourth among all quarterbacks with 318 fantasy points. While Winston's performance may have been great for fantasy users, it never helped out the Bucs on the field. Winston finished the season with 5,109 passing yards, averaging 319.3 yards per game, 33 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions, making Winston the first ever quarterback in NFL history with 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. As Winston's season was best summarized by Bucs head coach Bruce Arians saying "There's so much good and so much outright terrible", there will still be a market for Winston in the free agency market. While only being 26 and has shown the ability to flash his potential with his arm, here are three teams that Winston should sign with.


3. Miami Dolphins


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After a surprising end to the 2019 season, the Miami Dolphins went out on a spending spree this offseason on the defensive side signing Byron Jones, Kyle Van Noy, and Shaq Lawson to a Dolphins defense that was ranked dead last in many categories. While bolstering a defense and having three first rounders and two second round picks this draft, Miami is a suitable place for a player like Winston. With an offense that is very pass friendly to Winston, ranking seventh last season in passing attempts last year and having a revived Devante Parker, a Winston led offense in Miami could be quite entertaining this season.


2. Pittsburg Steelers

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While Winston may not want to become a backup at only 26, Big Ben may not be as strong as he once was. Its no secret that the Steelers struggled mightily while having inconsistent quarterback play from a guy nicknamed "Duck" and Mason Rudolph being hit in the head with a helmet by Myles Garrett. Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return for the 2020 season and go back to attempting 50 passes a game, but how much longer does he have at 38? Given that Roethlisberger may be on his final straw, letting Winston sit and watch one of the better quarterbacks to have played in the AFC could be big for Winston for 2021 with the chance of becoming the starter in 2021.


1. New England Patriots

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Boston fans, you can look away if you must, I understand. Basically swapping Tom Brady for Jameis Winston may be a tough pill to swallow for New England fans, but Winston may be the answers if the Patriots want to continue their legacy. The Patriots had a passer friendly 2019 season, ranking 5th in passing attempts and 8th in passing yards for a quarterback who had 1,500 more passing yards than the team. While Winston's main problem is his lack of judgement forcing many interceptions, New England is the best place for Winston to learn from the great offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels. If there is any team that could revive Winston's career and mold him to what he has drafted to become with a system for anyone to become great, it is New England.


While the options may be limited for Winston to be in a win now situation, there will still be a market for a former number one draft pick who has shown flashes of what he may become. The right system and a change of scenery may be all that Winston needs!


Let us know where you think Winston should go!


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