Bill Cowher thinks Jameis Winston would be a great fit for Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be welcoming back quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as their starter in the 2020 NFL season. According to Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports, Cowher feels they should bring Winston aboard as his future successor:
“I think Jameis Winston could be a good fit if he’s willing to accept that one year sitting behind Ben, or maybe two years,” Cowher continued. “I just think that that would be the biggest obstacle to overcome, is for Jameis to just sit there and not think that he has a chance to compete for the job and to take a minimal salary, because that’s basically what he’s gonna have to take to go to Pittsburgh … So, I just don’t know if that fit will happen right now just because the timing of it.”
It is no secret that the Steelers have struggled to secure a long-term option behind Roethlisberger for quite some time now. This became evident with their struggles under center during the 2019 NFL season after Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges failed to prove themselves as viable starters.
Shoring up a quarterback of Winston’s caliber would make for an ideal contingency plan for Pittsburgh. Of course, it remains to be seen just how open he would be to the idea of sitting on the sidelines for a couple of years until Roethlisberger’s potential retirement.
after all, Winston is coming off a productive 2019 campaign in his own right after leading the league in passing yards, completions and attempts. He has good reason to wait it out in free agency until a team gives him an opportunity to start.