An absolute fireball of a hot take from PFF on which QB they would build their franchise around in free agency.
If PFF was starting a franchise today, they would take Jameis Winston over Ryan Tannehill and Tom Brady.
You read that right, for all of the games that Jameis Winston has single-handedly lost for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the years he is still ready to be a franchise cornerstone ahead of the G.O.A.T. and the most efficient QB in the NFL last year.
You might be expecting some sort of clickbait twist here where I tell you this ranking is actually about hairstyle or some other weird metric that someone used to say that the obvious wrong answer was correct.
Here is the exact wording they used to make their decision:
"“[W]ho exactly are the best players available this offseason via free agency and the draft who a team should want to start a franchise with? We can answer that. Taking into account positional value as well as age, we present the top 10 free agents and draft prospects available who are the best choices to start a franchise with:”"
Using that criteria PFF ranked Winston 4th behind Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott and Tua Tagovailoa as the best possible additions at QB this offseason.
Specifically on Winston, PFF didn’t just make this take and move on, they actually used their analysis portion of this selection to say that Winston was one of the 10 most valuable players in the NFL since entering the league:
"No quarterback has generated more positively graded throws since 2015 than Winston, which has helped lead him to being one of the 10 most valuable players in the NFL in that stretch."
So there you have it. Forget about the Titans trying to sign either Tom Brady or Ryan Tannehill. If the Titan want to help their team the most this offseason, they should abandon both and start to really build behind Jameis Winston as the future face of the franchise.
Even as the person who probably wants Tom Brady the least, I have to say that I would take Brady 10 times out of 10 over Jameis Winston, and I think I will still agree with that in 2025. Give me one year of fine QB play instead of a decade of a younger player who loses games.