Jameis Winston is formally a member of the New Orleans Saints.
The crew introduced on Tuesday that they agreed on a one-year contract with the unrestricted free agent quarterback. The announcement was made by Saints basic supervisor Mickey Loomis.
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Winston will compete for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart with Taysom Hill — who the Saints signed to a two-year deal price $21 million earlier within the week — and may have a possibility to take over for future Corridor of Fame quarterback Drew Brees as quickly as 2021. Winston ought to land the No. 2 job, particularly because the Saints have appeared reluctant to present the job to Hill due to his roles as a runner, receiver, and particular groups participant.
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Final season, his ultimate season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Winston threw for five,109 passing yards and 33 touchdowns, however he turned the ball over a complete of 35 instances (30 interceptions and 5 misplaced fumbles). The Buccaneers determined to maneuver on from Winston, and so they selected to signal Tom Brady earlier this offseason.
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Winston is the primary quarterback because the 1970 merger to alter groups after main the NFL in passing yards the earlier season, however perhaps a change of surroundings is what’s finest for the No. 1 general decide of the 2015 draft.
He may sit a 12 months and study not solely from one of many biggest quarterbacks in league historical past, but in addition from among the best offensive minds in head coach Sean Payton.