NFL veteran quarterback Jameis Winston is expected to sign a new contract with the New Orleans Saints. Winston spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
Update (3/21/22): Winston and the Saints have come to terms on a two-year, $28 million contract with $21 million guaranteed.
After today’s trade, free-agent QB Jameis Winston now is expected to be back in play for the New Orleans Saints, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2022
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Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints, Expected to Agree to Contract
Winston signed with the New Orleans Saints after the 2019 season. In 2020 he spent the season as the backup quarterback to future Hall of Famer Drew Brees. With Taysom Hill also in the fold, Winston would see very little playing time during his first season with the Saints. The 2021 campaign would be different. Brees retired, and Winston would win the starting quarterback job over the aforementioned Hill.
The veteran signal-caller showed why he was the best option for the Saints, leading them to a 5-2 start through their first seven games. He threw for 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions. However, during the week eight game vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Winston suffered both a torn ACL and MCL, ending his resurgent season.
Prior to signing with the Saints, Winston spent the first five seasons of his career with Tampa Bay. Drafted with such hype, Winston failed to fully live up to expectations over his 70 starts with the Buccaneers. While he showed flashes, he never really could put it all together.
The biggest issue was the interceptions. While not afraid to throw the ball downfield, Winston had double-digit interceptions in all five of his seasons in Tampa Bay. This was clear during the 2019 season, his final as a Buccaneer. Winston led the league with 626 passing attempts, 5109 passing yards, and 319.3 passing yards per game to go along with his 30 interceptions. He finished the season with 33 touchdown passes leading to an approx. 1:1 touchdown to interception ratio.
Winston enters the 2022 season with tons of question marks and injury concerns. He has a big arm and is young enough to be a force at quarterback. Winston will look to protect the ball and avoid costly mistakes that will affect his team and their outcomes in 2022.
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