Patriots reportedly 'unlikely' to target Jameis Winston

The New England Patriots are "unlikely" to target free agent quarterback Jameis Winston, reports Mike Giardi of NFL Network, per a high-ranking New England official.

What It Means:

There was speculation that Winston would replace Tom Brady under center for the Patriots after reports broke that Brady was taking over in Tampa Bay. The Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Chargers are also reportedly out on Winston, leaving last year's league-leader in passing yards -- and interceptions -- without many starting opportunities. The Oakland Raiders or Miami Dolphins could emerge as potential suitors. Winston threw 30 interceptions in 2019. Brady has thrown 29 in the last four seasons combined and has never thrown more than 14 in a year.

Jameis averaged 21.0 FanDuel points per game last season and added 0.10 Passing Net Expected Points per play, right in line with the league average. He paced the NFL with 6,538 air yards and was second with an average depth of target of 10.4 yards.