Jameis Winston To Change Agents

Changing teams for the first time in his career this offseason, Jameis Winston took a one-year, $1.1MM offer from the Saints. If the Saints approach their QB2 about an extension, they will have to discuss that deal with a new agent.

Winston will switch agencies, informing Joel Segal he will no longer represent him, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times (on Twitter). Segal is the CEO of Lagardère Sports.

The former No. 1 overall pick hired Segal in 2018, just after his suspension ended. Winston found himself in a rare buyer’s market at quarterback this offseason, with the Buccaneers ditching him for Tom Brady. The Panthers and Colts went in other directions as well, giving their starting jobs to UFA additions Teddy Bridgewater and Philip Rivers. This left Winston in the same boat as Cam Newton and Andy Dalton, though unlike those passers, the five-year Bucs starter was healthy and available since free agency’s outset.

Winston, however, chose to succeed Bridgewater as Drew Brees‘ backup and declined more lucrative offers to do so. Similar to Newton’s Patriots deal, Winston’s Saints agreement includes $3.4MM in available incentives. The Saints now have exclusive negotiating rights regarding a Winston extension until the start of the 2021 legal tampering period. Given Brees’ age, Winston looms as a possible successor option. The Saints, though, do have Taysom Hill signed beyond this season.

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12 comments on “Jameis Winston To Change Agents

  1. playicy

    I have no clue what the saints seen in Jameis to be a quarterback at any means backup, things string, or etc. the guy doesn’t have it at all

    • drtymike0509

      I watched every buc game he played and he’s definitely hit or miss but he’s healthy, just got some lasik and I’d take a chance on him on a 1 year prove it deal over many others . I think he’s a better bet than hill from here on out for one…

    • tward09

      I think they’re just seeing what they can do in terms of his development. Taysom Hill hasn’t proven himself as a QB, so I think they should keep Hill in the role he’s already in, and see if they can make something out of nothing(nothing being Winston obviously)

  2. RyanO

    Jameis takes a lot of heat but the dudes a flat out gunslinger. Always challenging deep. Guy played with a broken throwing thumb last couple games of the year w/o his top wideouts. He’s a warrior.

    Who knows maybe his eye surgery will help him see the underneath lb better haha

  3. washington_bonercats

    Who would have thought that Winston and Cam would have shockingly similar contracts.

    • playicy

      Nobody because Winston is worst than cam! I mean I would rather have cam backing up Brees than the interception king of last year and years to come

  4. Vanilla Good

    New eyes, new agent, now he just needs a brain transplant and he could be a decent backup!

  5. gene95988

    Takes more than changing agents for a player to do better. Never was sold on this guy, as well as the other qback taken before/after him.

  6. hinglemccringleberry

    He’s better than 99% of the stiffs backing up starters. Yeah he threw a lot of interceptions, he threw a lot of touchdowns too. The real question is how bad will the bucs be post Brady .

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