Saints put Jameis Winston on COVID-19 reserve

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The Saints have made another big news at the quarterback position.

Jameis Winston has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, meaning he’s unavailable for today’s game against the Chiefs.

Winston wasn’t likely to play anyway, given that Drew Brees is now back as the starting quarterback. But Saints coach Sean Payton has previously indicated that when Brees is at quarterback, he prefers to let Taysom Hill focus on his do-everything role and let Winston take the backup quarterback position. So if Brees were to get hurt again today, Payton might prefer to put Winston in over Hill. Now that won’t happen.

There’s been no immediate word on whether Winston tested positive for COVID-19 or went on the list because of exposure to someone who did.

2 responses to “Saints put Jameis Winston on COVID-19 reserve

  1. I’m not a big Jameis Winston fan because of his bad decision-making and carelessness with the ball. If I were a head coach or owner I’m not sure I’d trust him with the keys to my franchise.
    That said, has the NFL ever had a quarterback that threw for over 5,000 yards and 33 touchdowns one season, only to play for a different team and throw just 11 passes for 75 yards and no TDs the next — and he wasn’t injured or sick (at least until now)?
    That’s some kind of precipitous plunge.

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