Less-mentioned 2022 NFL free agents the Eagles must consider

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player. 15. . . . Jameis Winston, quarterback.

Jameis Winston is the best option at QB the Eagles have in free agency.

Calling Jameis Winston under-the-radar or a forgotten man might be a bit of a stretch. He has fallen off of the radar though.

All of the discussions about whether or not Aaron Rodgers will remain with the Green Bay Packers, where Russell Wilson will end up, and how high Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis might be drafted have dominated most of the questions we’ve had about current or future NFL signal-callers recently.

Winston might be one of the more confusing quarterbacks we’ve studied as of late. When he’s on, he looks great. When he’s off, he looks bad enough to evoke questions about how he got drafted in the first place.

In 2019, he laid claim to a bit of NFL history he probably would have rather seen someone else earn as he became the only member of an unusual 30-30 club. He threw 33 touchdowns (again, very good) in his final 16 games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately, he also tossed 30 interceptions. That’s the bad Jameis, and that comes along with the territory.

Make no mistake about it. Once free agency begins, the former first-overall selection will be the most sought-after quarterback on the market, and if the Eagles are doing their due diligence, they’ll have to take a look at him.

He’s better than every QB in this draft class, and that’s obvious. He’s better than guys like Ryan Fitzpatrick or Marcus Mariota. The recent torn ACL and MCL damage scares you, but if he’s healed, he should get some looks.