Saints re-sign Jameis Winston

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Taysom Hill‘s recent restructuring created just enough cap space for the Saints to sign his competition.

Per multiple reports, the Saints have re-signed quarterback Jameis Winston to a one-year deal. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Winston will earn “up to” $12 million.

Hill, in contrast, make a real $12 million.

The base value was not leaked, which likely means it’s nothing to brag about. The triggers for getting to $12 million also weren’t leaked.

Hill agreed to a new deal on Sunday that created $7.75 million in cap space for the Saints.

Coach Sean Payton has said he wants to see Winston compete for the starting job. The first overall pick in the 2015 draft — who has a 5,000-yard season to go with being the NFL’s first ever quarterback with at least 30 touchdown passes and at least 30 interceptions — has shown that he can get it done, and he has had a full year in the New Orleans system.

29 responses to “Saints re-sign Jameis Winston

  1. Saints should trade two number twos for Sam Darnold. Jets would then trade two number ones including the number 2 pick and the two number twos for Deshaun Watson. Everybody wins in this scenario.

  2. A primary incentive for Winston would be to keep his interceptions at a reasonable ratio to his touchdowns.

  3. “has shown that he can get it done”

    Hmm, I must have missed when that happened.

  4. I’d like to see how much of the contract is guaranteed. I still think Payton plans to draft a QB. He’s just throwing out a smoke grenade.

  5. Probably figured no other team wanted his services. That was an awfully quick signing for a really poor contract.

  6. Grasping. At. Straws… Hi 3-13! Remember us? We’re the Aint’s and weeeeeee’re baaaack!

  7. Aloha.
    Gee, “ He has shown he can get it done”

    What? Seems to have shown he could not learn to avoid interceptions.

    And, they do not seem to be paying him to start,
    based on the way your triple hedged about his contract, .

    So far as the Bucs were concerned- the INT cost more games than the TD’s won.

    “ the first overall pick in the 2015 draft — who has a 5,000-yard season to go with being the NFL’s first ever quarterback with at least 30 touchdown passes and at least 30 interceptions — has shown that he can get it done, and he has had a full year in the New Orleans system.”

  8. Listen very closely… That is the roaring applause of the other 3 NFCS teams and their fans!

    As for Brees: RESPECT!… this sport is losing one of the best….

  9. “The first overall pick in the 2015 draft…has shown that he can get it done…” Get what done?

    Throw picks? He threw 88 of them in 76 games with Tampa Bay.

    Win games? With him as their starting QB, the Bucs went 28-46 — never made the playoffs.

    Get in trouble? That he did get done with a three-game suspension being the penalty in 2018.

    Heck, I’ve got my doubts he can even hold onto the ball with a mind-boggling 138 career fumbles.

    Anyway, thank you New Orleans. Now Bear fans can shut up about trying to sign this guy to be their next disaster at quarterback. All Winston “has shown” is that a team is probably a whole lot better off without him.

  10. For them to keep Winston, Payton must really see what his potential is. And it is great. If Winston spent the last year mentally evaluating the game and learning from Brees in that time, he could see his career get the jolt it needed. If not, there probably isn’t a coach out there that can change it.

  11. But if he takes a knee then he will be called great. His record as a starter much different than the bigot who played for the 49ers except making the play offs and that bigot is still being called to play by the media despite having been out of the ga,e for 5 years

  12. They used the money Brees “ gave” back to the Saints from the salary cap circumventing, when Brees reduced his salary from 20 mil to league minimum, posted a workout tape, then took the NBC money he had agreed to many months ago.

    Why have a salary cap when you can just cheat to get around it?

  13. Winston threw for 5108 yards (11th all time in yards per play) with bad vision.
    He had Lasik surgery last year.
    He has spent a year in the tutelage of Sean Payton and Drew Brees, what Winston called a Harvard Education in Quarterbacking and offense.
    Winston will have a monster season with the Saints.
    Look Out, NFL ! !

  14. Glad the Bears didn’t go there. He’s not a guy you want to be staking your job on.

  15. They used the money Brees “ gave” back to the Saints from the salary cap circumventing, when Brees reduced his salary from 20 mil to league minimum, posted a workout tape, then took the NBC money he had agreed to many months ago.

    Why have a salary cap when you can just cheat to get around it?
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    You haven’t been paying attention. Teams have been doing that since the cap was instituted 30 years ago.

    They probably should do away with the cap at this point. It is more important to have a salary floor, based on the bad owners that wouldn’t otherwise spend the shared revenue they receive.

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