The Pittsburgh Steelers are exploring their options at quarterback following Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement, and one NFL insider believes he has found the perfect match.
On Good Morning Football Friday, Peter Schrager made the case for why Pittsburgh should sign former New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston this offseason.
“Gosh their defense is good, and gosh they have a lot of talent on offense,” Schrager said. “I’m curious to see if Pittsburgh makes a run at Jameis Winston. To me, he can’t go back to Tampa, that bridge is done. I don’t see him in Carolina. I still think Jameis Winston is a starter in this league, and had he not been injured during the season, who knows what New Orleans would have done.”
Schrager believes Winston is searching for an opportunity to prove himself once again, and thinks he is in a better position to do so after two seasons with the Saints.
“I think Jameis has a big arm,” he added. “I think Jameis has something to prove. And I think he’s not spent two years getting a doctorate’s degree in quarterback play from not only Drew Brees, but from Sean Payton.“
A former first-overall pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, Winston led New Orleans to a 5-2 record last season before suffering a torn ACL. He through for 1,170 yards and 14 touchdowns with just three interceptions.