With Deshaun Watson in Cleveland, the New Orleans Saints decided to re-sign QB Jameis Winston on a two-year deal with a base value of $28 million with $21 million guaranteed, according to Tom Pelissero from NFL Network.
The #Saints are re-signing QB Jameis Winston to a two-year deal with a base value of $28 million, including $21M guaranteed, sources tell me and @RapSheet.
So after missing out on Deshaun Watson, New Orleans turns to an old friend at QB.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 21, 2022
After Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, Winston look for a fresh start in New Orleans. He started as the third-string quarterback behind Drew Brees and Taysom Hill.
This past season, he shared the starting position with Hill and Trevor Sieman. Now, the Saints’ new Head Coach Dennis Allen will have to decide who will be the starting quarterback this season between Hill and Winston.
In his two seasons with the Saints, Winston has thrown for 13001 passing yards and 15 passing touchdowns in 12 games, including the playoff matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.