The New Orleans Saints re-signed quarterback Jameis Winston to a two-year, $28 million contract on Monday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday morning that the one-time Professional Bowl signal-caller is progressing properly in his rehab from final season’s torn ACL and ought to be good to go for the beginning of coaching camp this summer season.
The primary general decide of the 2015 NFL Draft, Winston spent the primary 5 seasons of his profession with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and earned his lone Professional Bowl honor as a rookie. Throughout his remaining 12 months with Tampa Bay in 2019, Winston led the NFL in passing yards (5,109), passing yards per sport (319.3) and go makes an attempt (626), but in addition led the league in interceptions with 30.
Winston joined the Saints to function Drew Brees’ backup forward of the 2020 marketing campaign. Final 12 months he began the primary seven contests of the season for New Orleans, finishing 59% of his passes for 1,170 yards with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions.
The NFC South has seen a shuffle in beginning quarterbacks this offseason, with the Buccaneers seeing Tom Brady retire after which un-retire and the Atlanta Falcons buying and selling Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts and then signing Marcus Mariota. The Carolina Panthers would appear to have critical query marks below middle as properly, as final 12 months’s trio of Sam Darnold, Cam Newton and P.J. Walker all struggled to place a lot religion in followers that they might maintain down the beginning gig in 2022.