I wrote about the Jameis Winston sweepstakes ramping up a few days ago, and the former FSU football star has found a permanent home for the next two years.
Winston has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints for two years and 28 million dollars, with 21 million guaranteed.
The deal isn’t finalized yet but expects to be done soon, according to Tom Pelissero. Winston revitalized his career in New Orleans through the first seven games of the 2021 season before an injury forced him to miss the remainder of the year.
Winston appeared in seven games and threw for 1,170 yards 14 touchdowns, and only three interceptions, with a career-high 102.8 QB rating. The Saints were 5-2 when Winston started last year and was on their way to making another playoff run.
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The Saints lost five consecutive games after Winston suffered his injury, and the offense took a considerable step back. Several NFL teams were in the market for a quarterback and decided to go with other league veterans.
It’s likely why the Saints decided to keep Winston, although he’s coming off of a season-ending injury after Deshaun Watson decided to go to the Cleveland Browns. Winston has been with New Orleans for the past two years after sitting behind Drew Brees in 2020 and winning the job over Taysom Hill last year.
Winston and his team have done a good job of providing updates of Winston rehabbing his injury, and it looks like he’ll be ready to go by the season opener.
The question is will Winston have enough weapons to make some noise in an NFC south with Tom Brady coming back to the Buccaneers?
Winston and the Saints defeated the Bucs in week eight, which ironically is the game where Winston suffered his injury. Winston is only 28 years old and could get another huge contract if the next two years go well in New Orleans.