5 outside-the-box QB targets for the NY Giants in 2024

QB ideas for Joe Schoen to consider that most wouldn’t expect

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3. Jameis Winston

Once upon a time ago, Jameis Winston was the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft and he was supposed to be the face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After five seasons and a sub-.500 record, the Bucs decided to move on from Winston and brought in Tom Brady. That only led to a Super Bowl for them.

Meanwhile, Winston moved onto the New Orleans Saints, where he’s been both a starter and a backup. After beginning as the backup for Drew Brees, Winston became the starter and started out successful for the Saints before a torn ACL claimed back that starting role. Another injury in 2022 put Winston on the shelf again, but he decided to re-sign in 2023 on a one-year deal as the backup for Derek Carr.

With Carr signed to be the starter, Winston won’t get any chances at starting unless Carr gets hurt, so after the season, Winston might want to look elsewhere for another opportunity to play, which is where the Giants come in.

Bringing in Winston on a prove-it, one-year deal to see if he can still be that player who threw for over 30 touchdowns in a season and won 28 games for the Buccaneers, especially if Jones isn’t ready to start the 2024 season, could be a smart move.