Posted: 6/14/2020 1:23 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill will continue to play multiple position even if QB Drew Brees misses time in 2020, according to Larry Holder of The Athletic, and Holder believes QB Jameis Winston will take over the traditional backup role that Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater filled last year.
Posted: 6/14/2020 1:16 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston will serve as the backup quarterback and start if QB Drew Brees were to miss time in 2020, according to Larry Holder of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: If Brees goes down at any point in 2020, Winston would become a must-add option if he were to be named the starter. Despite his turnover issues, he has shown he can put up big numbers for fantasy owners.
Posted: 6/09/2020 8:22 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston said he still believes in himself after going from a starter in 2019 to competing for a backup job with the Saints in 2020. 'I know what I'm worth,' Winston said. 'And I know day in and day out, without publicly coming in and saying it, that historically I'm one of the best quarterbacks to play the game.' Winston went on to say he's eager to work his way back up to a starting role.
Huddle Up: Winston won't have any value in redraft leagues unless QB Drew Brees were to miss a significant amount of time for the second season in a row, but he should still be stashed in dynasty and deeper keeper leagues in hopes of him landing a starting job in New Orleans or elsewhere in 2021.
Posted: 5/21/2020 10:40 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QBs Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will have to compete and beat out the competition to back up QB Drew Brees in 2020, according to head coach Sean Payton Thursday, May 21.
Huddle Up: Whoever wins the backup job could be a rare QB handcuff after Brees, 41, was limited to 11 games by injury last season. The competition will also have an impact on dynasty and keeper leagues as the heir to Brees will be a hot commodity in years to come.
Posted: 5/03/2020 8:15 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston completed 66.7 percent of his passes last season on play-action, making him the second-most accurate passer on such throws in the league.
Posted: 4/29/2020 2:46 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston's one-year deal has a $952,000 base salary and a $148,000 signing bonus. He can earn $1.76 million in playing time incentives, $1.8 million in playoff playing time incentives and $40,000 Pro Bowl incentives. The deal is worth a base of $1.1 million with the potential for $4.7 million with incentives.
Posted: 4/29/2020 1:09 am UTC
Free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans on Tuesday, April 28. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Posted: 4/26/2020 8:49 am UTC
Free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers) is reportedly close to agreeing to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a one-year contract, according to Yahoo! Sports Charles Robinson.
Huddle Up: The fit makes a ton of sense in that Winston will get a one-year audition to impress the Saints' staff enough to be considered to take over as the starter in 2021 (if Drew Brees opts to retire after this season). And if Brees gets hurt as he did in 2019, he could pull a Teddy Bridgewater and show enough during that time to get a big contract elsewhere. It's a solid move that could pay off big for both sides.
Posted: 4/18/2020 6:29 pm UTC
Free agent QB Jameis Winston is a backup fit for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks.
Huddle Up: Hard to argue with Brooks' logic after witnessing the massive step back the Steelers' offense took last season after backups Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges tried to fill the cleats of the injured Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben is 38 now, and players such as JuJu Smith-Shuster likely wouldn't fall off the fantasy map if Winston were able to step in should Roethlisberger go down.
Posted: 4/14/2020 3:04 am UTC
Free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers) was credited with 6,486 intended air yards (defined as the number of air yards a quarterback amassed on throws regardless of whether they were complete or incomplete) in 2019 - more than 900 intended air yards more than second-place Dak Prescott (5,539) and more than 1,200 intended air yards more than 2018 leader Patrick Mahomes (5,260).