Jameis Winston not looking at future beyond this season

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Jameis Winston signed a one-year deal with the Saints, who appear to have committed to Taysom Hill as the heir apparent whenever Drew Brees is ready to enter the TV booth.

Signing with the Saints to backup Brees worked out for Teddy Bridgewater, though it took two years.

Winston, though, did not discuss his future beyond this season with Saints coach Sean Payton.

“That wasn’t even on my mind,” Winston said Friday on The Rich Eisen Show. “What convinced me was the opportunity, and when I talked to coach Payton, he gave it to me straight forward, and he said one thing that I really admired: [I will get] the chance to compete. The chance to compete with an amazing quarterback room and learn from the best, and I think that really sold me because I’ve been playing against them for five years, and I’m a firm believer in that room and what Drew has done and what [Payton] has done.”

Winston has exchanged text messages with Brees.

The bonus in signing with the Saints comes in staying in the NFC South.

“Absolutely. It’s not just about beating the Bucs twice a year every year for the rest of my life,” Winston said. “It’s about being in that same division, being familiar with the NFC South. Playing Carolina, even though they have a coaching change, and Atlanta. Just being able to learn from a guy playing against teams I’ve been playing against.”

8 responses to “Jameis Winston not looking at future beyond this season

  1. He can’t see the defense in front of him little lone the future a year from now.

  2. “Absolutely. It’s not just about beating the Bucs twice a year every year for the rest of my life”

    C’mon Jameis, you’ve been beating the Bucs several times a year for the last 5 years. It’s time for all of us to move on.

  3. As a Bucs fan, I’ve been watching Jameis beat the Bucs WAY more than 2 times a year for the last 5 years.

  4. That’s because he probably has no future beyond this season.

  5. What’s the over/under on Trautman having more snaps at qb than Gameless Wilson.

  6. The Saints wanted Brees to play this year…
    They made a hefty investment in Hill..
    Peyton made a big deal about getting Tommy Stevens..

    JW is just another last option for the Saints as he was for the Bucs in free agency.. not anyones future!

  7. Hearing him chant ‘who dat say dey gonna beat dem saints’ was hilarious! He couldn’t get away from the glazers, and that tire fire of a team, fast enough. Must hurt for you little bucaroos to have cheered for this guy. He’ll be gone by this time next year…maybe you guys can resign him after bureau announces his retirement in December. Search around and read about the only qb Payton has drafted, Grayson. He couldn’t hack the qb room. He struggled to keep up with learning the playbook and film study, and he had Brees and McCown shredding him everyday for not living up to being a professional. I wouldn’t be surprised if JW doesn’t make it out of camp.

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