After over a month in totally free agency, Jameis Winston has found a new residence, and it's back in the NFC South.
The New Orleans Saints are anticipated to authorize the former Tampa florida Bay Buccaneers quarterback to an one-year bargain, according to NFL Network Expert Ian Rapoport.
Yahoo Sports first reported the information
Changed this springtime by a living tale in Tom Brady in Tampa Fl Bay, Winston will currently play under one more, Drew Brees, in the Bayou. The expert Saints signal-caller just lately signed a two-year offer with 2021 to remain New Orleans' starter, yet likewise inked a rewarding manage NBC Sports as a future analyst, on which he might money in whenever he retires.
If and when Brees does leave New Orleans, perhaps at the end of the 2020 season, Winston could be the following man up. But the previous No. 1 overall pick will certainly have competitors.
Behind Brees, the Saints utilize Swiss Military human Taysom Hillside, whom they authorized to a 1 year tender at the first-round level this offseason. New Orleans additionally traded back right into the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday to pick Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens.
On the deepness chart, Winston changes Teddy Bridgewater, that substituted Brees in 5 unbeaten beginnings and also parlayed that performance into a starting gig with the Panthers. Winston is intending to replicate his precursor's end result.
Probably, the '20 project will certainly play out with Winston developing behind Brees, awaiting a beginning job to open up around the organization, in New Orleans or in other places.
Despite leading the league with 5,109 lawns and 33 touchdowns, Winston found it difficult to locate a beginning work in the initial month of free firm. Part of that was due to the fact that Jameis additionally led the league with 30 interceptions and also had just end up being the first "30-30" quarterback in NFL history, however most of it originated from phenomenal scenarios around the NFL and the globe. An international pandemic was as likely as all 32 NFL teams having authentic beginners projected in position heading into the draft.
Yet Winston has found a house currently in New Orleans. The same can not be claimed for his former NFC South counterpart Cam Newton, a league MVP who remains a freelance. Like Winston, Newton has been expecting a starting work. Yet with the Bengals, Dolphins and also Chargers filling that requirement in the draft, it looks like Newton will certainly need to settle, like Winston, for back-up tasks in 2020.