It appears NFL coaches are erring on the side of caution when it comes to free agent Jameis Winston.
The former first-overall pick, who has yet to find a landing spot after five years in Tampa Bay, has not drawn interest from coaches, according to Bleacher Report, over the alleged belief that if Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians “can’t fix Winston’s turnover issues, no one can.”
Winston, the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a season, does have support in front offices, however.
Though the Buccaneers have since moved on — securing Tom Brady with a two-year deal, $50 million deal — Arians said he spoke to organizations about Winston, despite his persistent criticism from last offseason over the 26-year-old’s play.
“I talked to two teams. I think it was just to (tell them) get him on your roster and it would be a great fit,” Arians said last month on “The Rich Eisen Show.”
He added, “One team was not interested and the other one was, ‘Thank you for calling.’ I called a couple teams [and told them] you’re going to get one of the hardest workers you’ve ever had, and a great young man.”
As for Winston’s camp, his trainer believes the quarterback was “crucified daily” during his time in Tampa Bay, and was “surrounded by blood-sucking opportunist[s].”
In the meantime, Winston is continuing to document his workouts on social media.