Oct 31, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) looks on during pre-game warmups before the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

With Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson off the market, NFL teams who have been looking for a new starting quarterback are pivoting to other options.

Players such as Deshaun Watson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Mitchell Trubisky, Carson Wentz, and Jameis Winston are all possibly heading to a new team over the offseason and according to Jordan Schultz, the Washington Commanders are now interested in Winston to potentially lead their team.

Winston is coming off a torn ACL so the move comes with a risk but it might be one worth taking for Washington. Current quarterback Taylor Heinicke has done well but the Commanders will have to decide at some point whether or not he’s the future. For Winston, chances are a team isn’t going to give him a long-term deal as he’s coming off a serious injury. So if he can get solid playing time and stay healthy with a team for a year or two, he can get things back on track. That could be with the Commanders.


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