Absolutely. But the right time to acquire Winston would have been 1.5 years ago. They could have given him some time to adjust to the new environment, and started rolling him out this year - just like the Saints did.
Winston will be a free agent after this season, but a) he’ll be a lot more expensive to sign now, and b) he’ll be injured for a good portion of the offseason, and might not be at 100% for the start of training camp.
That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t sign him, I’m just saying that I wish they had signed him earlier already.
I wonder if they have any serious plans with Dwayne Haskins. He showed at least some flashes in Washington, but also a lot of red flags both on and off the field.
Aside from Haskins and Winston, what options do they have? Trubisky or Mariota would hardly be more than an intermediate solution. Minshew is an option that I like, but again, it would then have been wiser to acquire him this year already.
And trying another rookie would be a big risk. As I wrote in another discussion, after Kyler Murray and Justin Herbert, there was a certain expectation that plug-and-play rookie QBs are the new normal. But they are still the exception, rather than the rule.