Posted: 3/23/2021 7:31 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston seems to 'have the leg up' over Taysom Hill to be the team's starting quarterback in 2021, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Rapoport acknowledged the assertion doesn't make a ton of sense on its face, but he added that coach Sean Payton promised Hill a chance to start if the opportunity presented itself last year. Winston also reportedly impressed in practice and is "primed to make a big leap" per Rapoport. If Winston ends up winning the job in camp, he should be drafted as a high-end QB2 with occasional QB1 upside.
Posted: 3/16/2021 4:37 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QBs Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston will compete for the starting position in training camp, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Posted: 3/16/2021 3:15 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston was reportedly in play for the Chicago Bears before agreeing to a one-year contract with the Saints on Monday, March 15.
Posted: 3/16/2021 1:56 am UTC
Impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Saints) agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $12 million to return to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 15.
Huddle Up: The Saints opted to start Taysom Hill over Winston when Drew Brees missed time with injury in 2020, but it appears the latter believes he has a shot at beating out the former if gets a shot to prove himself with a full training camp. While Hill should be considered the early favorite to start in 2021, head coach Sean Payton could be tempted to use him in more of an all-purpose role and start Winston to keep the same dynamic he had in Brees' final years if the former shows well this summer.
Posted: 2/07/2021 8:14 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston is interested in re-signing with the Saints this offseason. Winston likely would be the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job if he re-signs with the team.
Huddle Up: Winston played well as a starter earlier in his career but has struggled with interceptions since entering the NFL. He probably would be a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he is the starting quarterback for the Saints next season.
Posted: 2/03/2021 6:10 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston will compete for the starting quarterback job next season if he re-signs with the Saints and QB Drew Brees retires, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: Winston may receive interest from multiple teams if he tests the free-agent market but is familiar with the Saints offense. He has played well in the past when he was a starter and could be at least a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for the Saints.
Posted: 1/16/2021 6:13 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston is an unrestricted free agent after this season, but the Saints like what they've seen of him, according to a report Saturday, Jan. 16, and want to bring him back with the possibility that QB Drew Brees could retire this offseason.
Huddle Up: Winston was a top-five fantasy QB in his most recent season as a starter (2019 with the Bucs) and he would certainly have some low-end QB1 appeal if he were in line to be the starter in a Sean Payton offense.
Posted: 12/25/2020 3:07 am UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dec. 24.
Posted: 12/20/2020 4:46 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston was placed on the Reserve/COVID list Sunday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Winston had been set to serve as the backup to Drew Brees for Week 15's game against the Kansas City Chiefs but now Taysom Hill will be New Orleans' No. 2 quarterback. Brees is making his first start since coming off the injured reserve list and can be a low-end QB1 option for fantasy leagues in what is likely to be a high-scoring contest. Hill is expected to be used in a hybrid role and could see a handful of plays under center against Kansas City but is not a recommended fantasy option this week.
Posted: 11/22/2020 5:10 pm UTC
One reason why the New Orleans Saints decided to have QB Taysom Hill start over QB Jameis Winston for Week 11's game against the Atlanta Falcons is that head coach Sean Payton is curious if Hill would be a viable long-term solution under center for the organization. 'Sean just wants to know,' a source familiar with his thinking said.
Huddle Up: Hill is likely to hold on to the team's starting quarterback job until Drew Brees (ribs, lung) returns from injured reserve, unless he gets injured himself or performs so poorly that Payton has no choice but to turn to Winston. Hill should be viewed as a low-end QB1 option for this afternoon's game versus Atlanta, although he has added value if he can be plugged into a TE, WR or flex position in some fantasy leagues based on prior positional eligibility.