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Week 17 Outlook
Saints coach Sean Payton says the team wants to bring back Jameis Winston next season.
“We had a great exposure for one year with Jameis,” Payton said on Good Morning Football. "We had enough time to see what we had with him as a player, as a leader. I really like what we had a chance to see. He was a tremendous leader for this team, and that’s hard to do when you come in new in free agency your first year as a backup quarterback. So that’ll be an important checkmark for us. And a lot of times, you want to hold your cards closer to the vest and he is a free agent. But him, along with Taysom Hill who’s in the building, we’ve said it all along — we’re going to develop and coach those guys." Drew Brees is expected to retire , which leaves the Saints with a massive hole at the quarterback position. Hill was the starter when Brees went down in the middle of the season, but perhaps Winston will have the edge entering 2021.
Jameis Winston came in on a trick play and completed his only attempt for a 56-yard touchdown in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.
Winston lined up as a wideout with Alvin Kamara taking the shotgun snap. The ball was handed off to Emmanuel Sanders in motion who flipped it Winston before he threw a dart down the middle of the field for a 56-yard touchdown to Tre'Quan Smith. Winston was signed to a one-year deal in New Orleans and played behind Taysom Hill on the depth chart this season. He'll become a free agent this offseason and will hope to find a starting job in 2021, just one year removed from leading the league in passing yards and touchdowns.
The Saints activated QB Jameis Winston from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Winston will once again be the Saints' No. 3 QB for their Christmas Day matchup with the Vikings.
The Saints placed QB Jameis Winston on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Winston was supposed to be the backup for Drew Brees today but he has now been ruled out for Week 15. Taysom Hill is expected to still get some plays at quarterback as well as receive his usual allotment of snaps on special teams.
The Saints announced that Taysom Hill will start at quarterback in Week 11 against the Falcons.
Jameis Winston replaced Drew Brees when he went down with an injury in Week 10, but apparently New Orleans wants to give Hill his first career start. Winston was a popular streaming candidate before this news, but he's impossible to trust now. Hill is a priority add on sites where he's eligible at tight end.