Jags serve as betting favorite to sign QB Winston

Field Level Media

March 29, 2020 at 9:55 pm.

While Tom Brady’s odds of being the NFL MVP for the 2020 season improved greatly after the six-time Super Bowl champion ventured to Tampa Bay, former Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston is now facing odds of a different sort.

With Brady in Tampa Bay, the odds that Winston will be sporting another team’s jersey are significantly greater.

Let’s take a look at which teams could serve as the new home for Winston, who led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards in 2019 and became the first player in league history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns (33) and 30 interceptions.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (+220, or 2.2-to-1 odds) are the favorite in the eyes of FanDuel Sportsbook. Gardner Minshew II appears to be the likely starter after the team traded former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears earlier this month, however Winston could step in should Minshew falter.

Perhaps the 26-year-old Winston will head to the Miami Dolphins (+370), who reportedly are eying Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. In that light, Winston could serve as a placeholder until Tagovailoa is ready to take control of the offense.

Other contenders are the New Orleans Saints (+380), Denver Broncos (+600), Pittsburgh Steelers (+600) and even Brady’s former team, the New England Patriots (+750).

Winston threw for 19,737 yards, 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions in 72 career games with the Buccaneers. He has a record of 28-42-0 in 70 games as a starter.