How typically does a participant that led the league in passing yards discover himself with out a beginning job the next yr? Nicely, that’s the state of affairs Jameis Winston finds himself in now after signing with the New Orleans Saints.
After Tampa Bay signed six-time Tremendous Bowl champion Tom Brady, Winston’s possibilities to be an NFL starter started to shrink regardless that the previous No. 1 choose threw for five,109 yards in 2019. Moderately than seek for a beginning job, Winston elected to signal a one-year cope with the Saints to be the backup for veteran star Drew Brees.
“Simply understanding the place I’m at in my profession,” Winston stated when requested why he selected the Saints figuring out he couldn’t compete for the beginning job with Brees, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
“I’ve carried out some nice issues with the Bucs. I’m going to overlook being a beginning quarterback. However you by no means know what occurs. I feel that is only a nice and distinctive step to affix Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints and be taught from him. Study from among the best to ever do it and make an ideal transition in my profession.
Whereas Winston gained’t be beginning for New Orleans, the staff’s backup final season, Teddy Bridgewater performed 5 video games after a hand damage saved Brees sidelined. With that stated, it’s doable Winston may discover his means onto the sphere subsequent season.
“There’s a proverb. Humility comes earlier than honor. So I’ve to humble myself and this can be a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to be with Drew Brees and be with the New Orleans Saints and simply put together. Simply put together for when my subsequent alternative goes to current itself,” Jameis Winston furthered.
Though Winston led the NFL in passing yards in 2019, he did additionally throw an atrocious 30 interceptions. Now, he may have an ideal alternative to be taught behind among the best QBs of all time in Brees.