The Harvard of QB Rooms
Winston said it best himself: joining the Saint’s depth chart is an opportunity no young quarterback should pass up. According to 247 Sports, he said this following his signing.
"“Being a part of (the) New Orleans Saints, with Drew Brees, Taysom Hill, Sean Payton, coach Joe Lombardi (quarterbacks coach), coach Pete Carmichael Jr. (offensive coordinator), when you think about that room, that’s like a Harvard education at quarterback school.”"
Saints’ fans should be less concerned about Winston’s supposed lack of talent and more concerned with the character red-flags that have arisen during his time with the Bucs.
Any team that eyed Winston this offseason was wise to be hesitant handing over the reigns to a guy who has an extensive “Controversies” section on his Wikipedia page. To be fair, those are well documented and even range back to his collegiate days; it’s not just on his Wiki page.
Simply put: the only way Jameis Winston evolves into a mature leader capable of leading a team on a playoff run, with any team, is by first stopping in New Orleans and having his ego boiled up like gumbo.
A year spent on the bench watching Drew Brees, listening to Drew Brees, and being physically close to Drew Brees ought to show young Winston how an NFL quarterback should act on and off the field.
Sean Payton’s ever-glaring eye certainly won’t hurt either.