Newly elected NFLPA president Eric Winston may have an important job to do in representing his fellow players and their best interests, but that doesn’t mean he’s done playing football. He’s a free agent at the moment, but Winston is apparently drawing interest from a number of teams, at least that’s what he told ESPN.com this week.
The former Arizona Cardinals right tackle is patiently waiting for the right team to call with a job offer, one too good for him to turn down. A few teams — Winston wouldn’t say which ones — have already come calling, but after eight seasons, he’s being selective.
Just because you’re the NFLPA president doesn’t mean you can’t play ball for a living. In fact, it’s encouraged that a player representing players actually plays the game. We’ve seen presidents do it in the past and it appears that Winston may join that group.
It’s unclear who is showing an interest in Winston, but the offensive tackle pool is drying and finding a job for a guy like Winston may come down to choice over demand.