Lastly, the reason the Saints should give Winston a shot is that he has the potential to be the next franchise quarterback in New Orleans.
Let’s face it, it is time for Drew Brees to retire. He is not who he used to be. If Winston can fix his turnover troubles, he’ll be a top-ten with top-five quarterback upside in the NFL this season or even next.
Only in his sixth year, Winston still has plenty of time ahead of him to be great.
The Saints need to give him that opportunity instead of continuing to make him play behind Brees. Similar to the situation that happened with Eli Manning and the Giants last year although Winston has proven himself unlike Daniel Jones.
There is all love for Drew Brees in the Big Easy and there always will be. However, everyone has to move on at some point, and if the offense continues the way it is; it will be time to move on from Drew Brees and let the potential of Jameis Winston shine.
Do not take this article as me downplaying Drew Brees’ career. He has been magnificent in the black and gold, but this year shows that he is not who he used to be, and for that reason, Sean Payton should give Jameis Winston a shot.